Tim Loughton MP, Chairman
Tim was first elected to Parliament in 1997 as Member for East Worthing and Shoreham and was re-elected in 2001, 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2017.
During his time in Parliament, Tim has held various positions, including:
- Shadow Minister for Environment from 2000 to 2001
- Shadow Minister for Health (2001) and Children (2003)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Children and Families from 2010 to 2012, covering the following areas:
- leading in several areas of successful reform in child protection
- children in care and adoption
- child sexual exploitation and adoption
- youth engagement
From the backbenches, Tim continues to work vigorously to improve support for vulnerable children and to speak up for young people, especially around perinatal mental health issues and Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
Since 2014, he has also been a member of the influential Home Affairs Select Committee.
Tim became Chairman of the PIP UK charity in 2013, and is committed to promoting attachment and producing therapeutic support for parents and toddlers around the country through the PIP network. Since 2013 he has also chaired the All-Party Group for Conception to Age 2 (First 1001 Days), which is undertaking important efforts to improve Government’s work in perinatal mental health and early nurturing for young children. Tim also chairs a number of All-Party Parliamentary Groups covering a wide range of issues, such as Archaeology, Hockey, The British Museum and Wine and Spirits. HE also co-chairs the APPGs for Mindfulness and Children.
Alanna is a brand strategist and business development manager, educated in modern languages at Oxford University. She has worked with both young start-up organisations and large corporates such as the BBC, BT and Discovery on brand strategy, design and web build.
Alanna is passionate about the importance of the early years and has worked closely with the executive team in her time as a trustee on the launch of the inaugural infant mental health awareness week. She is also conducting a detailed brand audit of the charity to support strategy development.
Alanna is a mum to two young boys and lives in London.
Dr Datta is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and has worked with children, young people and families for over 20 years. He has a special interest in attachment and was part of the team that designed and developed the Child Attachment Interview (CAI). He has lived and worked in Guernsey for the last 15 years and has played a leading role in the development of innovative service redesign and development and infrastructure in children’s services and adult mental health. Adrian is passionate about the importance of the early relationships and recently undertook the training as an Parent Infant Psychotherapist at the Anna Freud Centre.
Dr Kondel-Laws Tejinder is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS for the past 20 years in both clinical and research capacities. Her expertise in infant mental health was initially informed by her experience of neuropsychological assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and later extended by her work in relational trauma in adolescents and forensic experience of working with complex trauma in male prisoners. Her research and clinical experience to date has theoretical underpinnings in brain-behaviour relationships, resulting in her taking a unique neurobiological and neuroscience approach to her psychotherapeutic work in attachment and relational trauma. Having set up a parent-infant psychology service in the NHS; she provides consultancy and supervision to practitioners in the NHS and third sector.
She has supervised doctoral theses and lectured in her field of interest for the past 10 years as Principal Lecturer. She retains her external examiner role, providing research and clinical expertise to doctoral training programmes. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, policy reports, edits for journals and enjoys how her academic work informs her clinical practice and executive committee work and vice versa.
Her passion for breaking intergenerational cycles of psychological distress has led her to develop evidence-based interventions to help parents in their parenting; with clear social, emotional and cognitive outcomes for the child.
Dr Rosan works at NHS England in their Mental Health Clinical Policy and Strategy team leading the national perinatal mental health transformation programme.
Camilla is a consultant clinical psychologist and couple therapist by background and over her career has held a range of therapeutic roles relating to perinatal, infant and family mental health. She has specific therapeutic training in video-feedback, cognitive behavioural therapy, compassion-focused approaches, emotion-focused couples therapy and mindfulness.
Camilla retains an honorary clinical academic post at Imperial College London in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit and has published extensively in peer-review journals, therapy manuals, book chapters, policy reports and national guidelines.
She has a specialist research interest in developing the field of couples and coparenting work from pre-conception across the transition to parenthood and beyond and is involved in a number of high-profile research trials. She is also involved in teaching and supervision on clinical psychology training courses and sits on a series of government-level expert advisory groups for mental health and prevention.
Camilla is a mum and lives with her partner, young baby and Westie terrier in South London.
Claire Wright is a solicitor and partner at Allen & Overy LLP. She qualified into the corporate department in 1987 and specialises in corporate and commercial transactions, particularly in the financial services sector. She advises on various commercial transactions and arrangements including acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investments, IP licensing agreements and complex services arrangements. She is also responsible for graduate recruitment and is involved in numerous diversity and inclusion initiatives at Allen & Overy.