Prof Andy Turner – HOPE Inventor and Professor of Health Psychology
Andy is passionate about research that makes a difference to people’s lives. He is also passionate about tennis, hats, beards and tattoos.
Andy Turner is a Professor of Health Psychology at Coventry University. Andy is the co inventor of the HOPE Programme. Andy has developed, delivered and researched health behaviour coaching and self-management programmes for over 20 years and has written over 70 academic peer reviewed journal articles, papers and book chapters. Andy is a HCPC registered health psychologist, REPS and personal trainer. Andy is also the Company Director.
Tina Malin – Company Director and HOPE Facilitator
Tina is passionate about her family and volunteering with the HOPE Programme and H4C. She particularly enjoys meeting all the amazing families who attend HOPE and helping them to realise their strengths and just how fantastic they are.
Tina has been a HOPE volunteer over 10 years. In 2012 Tina was named Coventry Mum of the Year and has raised 9 children, which includes 5 of her sister’s children who are autistic whilst actively organising and delivering over 300 courses for Parents with children with autism. She has enjoyed delivering the courses and has now joined the board as Company Director.
Vicky Harker - HOPE Facilitator and Trainer
Vicky is a facilitator of the HOPE course for people with Multiple Sclerosis and for the courses for carers of someone with cancer or dementia.
After benefitting herself from being a participant, Vicky became a facilitator of self-management courses and has worked with the MS Society, the Expert Patients Programme and the HOPE Programme. She is an assessor and trainer for the HOPE Programme and has worked on the iHOPE Online course. Vicky is proud to have been able to pass on the magic of the HOPE Programme to others and to have been one of the original board members when HOPE 4 The Community was established.
Wendy Dingley – HOPE Facilitator and Trainer
Wendy is passionate about helping parents and families of children with autism.
Wendy has volunteered as HOPE Facilitator for the past 10 years. She is a mother of now 19 year old with autism and as such draws on her own first hand experience. She has organised and delivered 30 courses to over 300 parents in Coventry. In addition, Wendy is a qualified HOPE trainer and delivers our train the trainer programme on regular basis.
Dave McHattie – HOPE Inventor, Facilitator and Lead Trainer
Dave McHattie is an Honorary Research Fellow at Coventry University.
Dave is the Co-Inventor of the HOPE Programme. He was a lead trainer for the Expert Patients Programme with recognition as a Stanford Master Trainer. As a senior HOPE trainer he has trained and accredited a large number of facilitators. Dave has also co-authored and delivered a series of “Working with Groups” workshops for health professionals for NHS Birmingham East and North and NHS Solihull.
Dr Faith Martin – Research and Clinical Consultant
Applied Clinical Health Research is at the core of Faith's approach. In her spare time, she works on mental health issues in Uganda.
Faith Martin is currently a practicing Psychologist within the NHS and private practice. She provides research and clinical expertise to the ongoing programme development. She worked alongside Prof Turner at Coventry University from 2009 to 2011 on the development of the HOPE Programme. Faith has a PhD in Psychology and a practitioner Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She is a HCPC registered Health Psychologist, HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT practitioner.
Gabriela Matouskova – Business Advisor and Gratitude Wall Lead
Gabriela advises H4C social enterprise on effective business delivery and funding sources. She is a keen theatre goer and a runner (except when it rains).
Gabriela has over 18 years business support experience across Europe, including 10 years in Higher Education. She has recently transferred her skills into supporting growth in the Social Enterprise sector in the UK. Gabriela has completed the HOPE course and working with H4C aligns with her personal and professional principles, in particular her interest in social enterprise spin-outs from academic research for economic and societal impact.
Gabriela also leads the Gratitude Wall community art project.
Matt – Technology Expert
Matt is passionate about his family, enjoys skiing and is a big Coventry City football club supporter.
Matt is the Technical Director at Magic Square Systems Limited and has delivered all HOPE online solutions including the H4C website and both the original and upgraded iHOPE platform. Matt shares our enthusiasm for our work and brings his unique expertise and experience to providing solutions in close partnership with H4C.
Leigh Cunningham - Creative Designer
Leigh is the Owner and Creative Director at Create Onsight, an independent creative, branding, graphic design and website design agency. He has been working with H4C on a number of projects. Create Onsight have an infectious enthusiasm for making things, solving problems, building brands and, most importantly, having fun doing it. They’ve designed everything from company logos for startups, to strategic marketing campaigns, to websites for e-commerce, to graphic design for brochures, leaflets and annual reports... the list goes on! Create Onsight believe in hard work, dedication and craftsmanship. In going the extra mile, never giving up and pushing every pixel. This is how we stay on top of our game.
Our experience: NHS, Virgin Media, Macmillan Cancer Support, Reckitt Benckiser, Alstom, GSK, City and Guilds, Volvo, Boots and Jaguar Land Rover
Dr Wendy Clyne - Chief Operating Officer
Wendy is a Director and Chief Operating Officer at H4C. Wendy is bringing her 25 years of experience as a senior health and academic professional to oversee all H4C projects and programmes, with a specific focus on the HOPE workplace wellbeing programme. A psychologist by background, Wendy prefers a multidisciplinary context to her work and a focus on issues that cut across health and ill-health in general, and the delivery of health and care services by organisations and people. In her acreer, Wendy has secured over £2million of funding and delivered over 20 research, policy and practice research or consultancy projects, at local, national and international level. She has worked in Higher Education Institutions and Health Service organisations, often working at the intersection between academia and health care. During her career Wendy has engaged in clinical work, teaching, policy, research and enterprise.
Dr Tim Francis - Intellectual Property Specialist
Tim is H4C Director and Intellectual Property (IP) Specialist. In his spare time he enjoys music and film and volunteers for a Leicester based charity and environmental community group.
Tim and his team have been advising H4C when spinning out of the University. He works in the IP Commercialisation Office at Coventry, managing the intellectual property from the University to ensure that it develops into products and services that have a positive impact on society. This includes setting up spin-out companies, licensing technologies and fundraising. Prior to joining Coventry University Tim worked at a number of other organisations, in both innovation and R&D roles, including the Medical Research Council, an international technology consultancy and The Forensic Science Service.
Harry the Dog – Mascot
Harry is H4C’s mascot and one fearless Jack Russell terrier.
Our dog Harry is a lovely Jack Russell terrier. He embodies the spirit of H4C by being a breed of dog which is tenacious, energetic and fearless.
Jack Russell Terriers are the biggest dogs you'll ever meet in such a tiny package. They can run all day and keep coming back for more. They are sharply intelligent and absolutely nothing gets past them. There is no fooling Harry. They are spirited terriers, fearless and sassy with minds of their own and aren't above causing mischief to get a laugh. They are highly trainable and are famous for their high-jumping antics. They are exceptional athletes who excel in the competitive arena.