About

Trustees

LimbPower is governed by a Board of Trustees. You can read more about our Board of Trustees here.


Janet Williams - Chairman

Janet has worked in sport for almost 20 years and joined LimbPower as Chair in 2017.

She founded and continues to work for the RugbyCare Medical Trust which provides unlimited access to medical specialists and hospitals, and helps return players to full fitness as early as possible.

Previously a board member of Activity Alliance (English Federation of Disability Sport) Janet chaired the Finance, Audit, Risk and Governance committee for 3 years.

Angela Schroder - Vice Chairman

Angela is an IT consultant, musician, Yoga Teacher and Reflexologist.

Angela practices Himalayan Hatha Yoga after 500hr teacher training with Yogi Ashokanada in both the UK and India.

Since then she has continued the practice and teachings of Himalayan Hatha, Prana Kriya Yoga and Meditation enjoying balancing both teaching and continuing the life long journey of deepening these wonderful yogic practices along with growing her knowledge of sound therapy through various modalities be it gongs, singing bowls and the voice exploring and sharing the healing sounds of mantra.

In 2004 Angela studied Reflexology at The Bayly School of Reflexology and shortly after became a board member of The British Reflexology Association helping to grow their community, since then she has studied Ayurvedic Massage and has over a decade of experience giving treatments both privately and in the corporate world, most recently studying Ayurvedic Nutritional Lifestyle.

Angela joined the LimbPower Board of Trustees in 2016 to help grow and develop the Arts programme and to bring her knowledge of being a Board Member for The British Reflexology Association.


Ross Wadey

Ross Wadey is a Reader in Sport Psychology at St Mary’s University, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Chair of the ‘Injury and Well-Being Research Group’, and a LimbPower Trustee.

Research

He received his PhD from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2009, which won the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) international award for research of outstanding merit.

Ross’s research now involves working with external stakeholders (eg, NHS, charities, and sporting and non-sporting organisations) to develop programmes of research that meet their needs.

Currently, his research is at the intersection of psychology and sociology, and at the forefront of advancing knowledge on three complimentary themes:

1. well-being following amputation(s) and the role of physical activity prevention of, and rehabilitation from, sporting injuries

2. post-traumatic growth following adversity

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By invitation, Ross has been honoured to present his work at various locations (eg Headley Court, Wellington Hospital, Queen Mary's Hospital, Guy's Hospital), where he has often left inspired by stories of human resilience and friendship.

Jessica Cook - Trustee

Jessica has over 15 years experience of working in disability sport. She started her career in Cornwall as the Disability County Sports Development Officer then joined English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) as a Regional Development Manager in the South East and East regions supporting the County Sports Partnerships with inclusion and development of activities for disabled people in the regions. Jessica has progressed with EFDS to now working nationally with National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB’s) supporting with a wide variety of strategic outcomes, ranging from support and guidance to the developments of national strategies and organisational changes to have a more inclusive approach. She also works with National Disability Charities to support a better link between Sport, Physical Activity and disabled people.

Jessica has always been very passionate about sport and inclusion for disabled people, having had first-hand experience when she competed over several years as an international swimmer attending both World and European championships until 2000 when she retired due to injury.

When not working Jessica enjoys swimming, riding, socialising with friends and reading.

Carl Barrett - Trustee

Carl is the son of Paralympic Silver Medalist Robert Barrett. Carl is a motivated friendly customer facing Senior Engineer and IT Director, with 10 years experience. Carl joined the the LimbPower Board to share his IT expertise and bring us into the digital era.