Bobbie Print, CQSW
CQSW, has specialised in work with young people who sexually abuse for 18 years. Bobbie was a founding member of NOTA (the National Association for the Treatment of Abusers), has authored a number of publications and has trained nationally in this field. Bobbie established G-map with Dave O'Callaghan in 1998.
Julie Morgan, BSc, MA Social Work, PGCert SW, CQSW
Julie trained as a Probation Officer and also worked with a Health Service in the North West developing a new community service working with young people with a learning disability who have sexually inappropriate behaviour. The project operated in a multi-agency framework delivering both specialist residential and therapeutic provision for young people with learning disabilities in the community. Julie was seconded part-time to G-map in 1997 and became the first full time member of staff atG-map in 1998, becoming a Clinical Manager in 2003 and Service Manager in 2005.
Deputy Service Manager
Laura Wylie, BA (Hons.) Psychology, MSc Forensic Psychology
Before joining G-map in January 2009, Laura spent 10 years working and conducting research across a range of forensic settings. This included providing psychological services to adolescents with emotional and behavioural difficulties in a secure care setting, and more recently for adult sex offenders in the Scottish Prison Service. Laura also worked with victims of sexualised violence and conducted a process evaluation of a community-based treatment programme for adolescents with sexually harmful behaviour.
Sharon Leeson, RNMH, Dip HE (Community Nursing)
Sharon has been a Senior Practitioner with G-map since 2002. Her background is in learning disability, nursing in hospitals and in community residential settings, as well as community nursing where she has worked with adults, including people with challenging behaviour. Whilst at G-map Sharon has provided training at national and local levels on working with adolescents with learning disabilities who exhibit sexually harmful behaviour. She has been involved in initiating a partnership service with a community placement agency to provide specialist therapeutic placements. Sharon is a facilitator for G-map's group work programme for young people with learning disabilities.
Elleen Okotie, BA Social Science, DipSW, MA Social Work & Social Policy PQ1, HCPC regd.
Elleen's work experience includes local authority social work in a children and families team and in the voluntary sector. She has several years experience of specialist work with young people who sexually harm and has also worked with victims of abuse. Elleen is co-author of research on a 'Study of the Experiences of Black and Asian Young People whose Behaviour is Sexually Harmful to Others' published in 2002 by the AIM Project. Prior to joining G-map in January 2006 Elleen was employed by the NSPCC for seven years. Since joining G-map in 2006, Elleen has been involved in assessment and therapeutic intervention with young people with sexual behaviour problems and other complex needs. She has been an active participant in the development of the service and also has responsibility for designing and delivering training and providing consultation to other professionals.
Dr. Helen Griffin, BA (Hons), PA Dip, NVQ4, Foren.Psy.D., CPsychol
Helen is a Senior Practitioner and the Head of Research with G-map. She is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist and member of the Division of Forensic Psychology. Helen is one of the authors of the AIM2 assessment tool for use with young people who display sexually harmful behaviour. Prior to joining G-map in January 2006, Helen's work experience included working with socially excluded young people and youth work. Helen also has a background in research and has completed work for the Youth Justice Board, Youth Justice Trust and G-map.
Mark Adshead, DipSW, PQCert Social Work, PGDip Forensic Mental Health, Prof Cert. of Effective Practice (Youth Justice), HCPC regd.
Mark is a Senior Practitioner. He is a qualified social worker and worked in residential care services from 1995 with young people with emotional and behavioural problems who were remanded to local authority accommodation before moving to Trafford Social Services Department Adolescent Support Team in 1999 where he carried out child protection assessments, family support and duty referrals. In 2001 he joined Trafford Youth Offending Service as a Social Work Case Manager becoming Operational Manager in 2005 and Deputy Team Manager in 2007. Seconded to the AIM Project from 2007-2008, Mark joined G-map in November 2008.
Philip Kerr, BA (Hons) Applied Community Studies, MA Social Work, VQ3 Community Criminal Justice, HCPC regd.
Phil is a Senior Practitioner and a qualified Social Worker. He has 10 years experience in the field of Public Protection, Domestic Violence and Child Protection gained over a career in Probation Services prior to joining G-map in 2014. Phil is one of the founding members of the Multi-disciplinary Domestic Violence Professionals Network (MDDVP) and winner of the 2013 Manchester Business School Prize for Social Enterprise. Phil has worked as a therapist helping parents address child care concerns as part of a national programme funded by the Department for Education on behalf of Family Action and the Tavistock Centre for Couples Relationships in London.
Verity Myers, B.A (Hons) Criminal Justice, B.A (Hons) in Community Justice, NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Probation Studies, Level 2 Practice Educator for Student Social Work.
Verity qualified as a Probation Officer in 2006 before working as a Case Manager, supervising children on Court Orders at Trafford Youth Offending Service. In 2010 she became a Senior Practitioner with Wigan Youth Offending Team and was acting Operational Manager for nine months in 2013. Verity has worked at G-map since August 2016.
Cora Gilmartin, B.A. (Hons) PGCE (Primary Education), M.A. (Social Work), NVQ 3 (Health and Social Care) ASYE 2015, HCPC Regd.
Cora is a Senior Practitioner and a qualified social worker and has worked at G-map since September 2016. Prior to that, Cora worked in the Youth Offending Service for three and a half years as a Youth Justice Case Manager. She completed her AYSE in joint roles as a social worker at the Youth Offending Service and in a Children and Families Team. Cora also has seven years experience as a senior member of staff in specialised residential settings focusing on young people with sexual harmful behaviour, learning difficulties, child sexual exploitation and emotional behavioural difficulties.
Dr. Dawn Fisher, BA (Hons), M.Clin.Psych, Chartered Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
Dr. Fisher is the Lead Consultant Psychologist at St Andrews Healthcare, Birmingham and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Dr.Fisher also provides consultancy to G-map and to Barnardo's Taith Project in Bridgend. Dr. Fisher has worked with sex offenders throughout her career and has published widely on the topic and spoken regularly at conferences. She has been involved in research evaluating the effectiveness of sex offender treatment programmes, co-authored an accredited sex offender treatment programme and was a member of the Correctional Services Panel for several years. She was a founder member of NOTA.
Dr. James Bickley, Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Bickley is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist working in the field of Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health. He provides supervision, consultation, and training for G-map and a range of other organisations working with young people who sexually offend, including The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, the NSPCC, Action for Children and the Youth Justice Board. Dr. Bickley is an honorary lecturer at the University of Birmingham and has presented research interests at various international conferences.
Professor Anthony Beech, D.Phil, C.Sci, FBPsS, C.Psychol
Professor Beech is the Head of the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has authored over 125 peer-reviewed articles, 30 book chapters and five books in the area of forensic science/criminal justice. His particular research interests are the assessment and treatment of sex offenders. In 2009 he received the Significant Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers in Dallas, Texas, and the Senior Award from the Division of Forensic Psychology, British Psychological Society in recognition of his work in this area.