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BAAT Council & Honorary Positions

Below is a list of the BAAT Council Officers elected for 2014 and their area of interest. To contact BAAT Council Officers, please email

Tim Wright:                  Chair - Mental Health Services for Adults

Simon Richardson:      Honorary Secretary - Homelessness   

Richard Whitaker:        Honorary Treasurer               

Dr Liz Ashby:               Learning Disabilities

Dr Susan Carr:             IJAT & Newsbriefing   

Sarah Challenger:        Welsh BAAT Council Director                           

Jayne McConkey:        Regional Group Network Coordinator 

Colin Sims:                  Northern Ireland BAAT Council Director               

Claire Louise Vaculik:  Education and Networking with employers & funders

Co-opted Council members:

Nikki Linfield:                Children & Young People Advisor

Vivienne Gibbons:         Public Health and Social Prescribing Advisor                          

Also attending BAAT Council meetings:

Dr Val Huet:                    Chief Executive Officer

Alex McDonald:              Senior Communications & CPD Commissioning Officer

Honorary Position:

President:                         Professor Diane Waller, OBE.

Research Officer:

Dr Sue Holttum