Later Life Training is made up of a family of people passionate about their work. From the Directors and Office Staff, to the Tutors and Assessors, we all play our bit to make LLT what it is. Scroll down to view our profiles.


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Professor Dawn Skelton

Professor Dawn Skelton

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Dawn Skelton is an exercise physiologist with a scientific research background. She is currently Professor of Ageing and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, in 2015 received an Honorary Doctorate for Umea University in Sweden for her work with exercise... 
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Bob Laventure

Bob Laventure

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Bob Laventure is a Consultant on Physical Activity and Older people at the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health, where he has a remit for programme development in relation to older people and physical activity. His work... 
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Dr. Susie Dinan-Young

Dr. Susie Dinan-Young

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Susie Dinan-Young is a Senior Clinical Exercise Practitioner and a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal Free and University College School of Medicine and Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust. She previously has worked at the University of Derby on the BTec and PGCert... 
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Helen Skelton

Helen Skelton

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Helen Skelton is Dawn's mother! She set up and designed the first LLT website and database and is involved in all aspects of the office work that require artistic input.... 
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David Riddell

David Riddell

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David is the Office Manager.  He has been with LLT since early 2007 and has general oversight of all the office staff and course administration.  He comes from a sports and exercise management background. His wife, Kirsteen, now also works for... 
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Kirsteen Riddell

Kirsteen Riddell

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Kirsteen is David's wife and has been with LLT since early 2009!  Kirsteen works part-time in the office overseeing database input and updates and keeps a tight control over the course evaluations from the students and staff. .
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Jenny Morris

Jenny Morris

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Jenny Morris works in the LLT office part time.  Her main input to the office is preparing all new course packs and dealing with course pack returns, tutor contracts and certificates for qualified students.  She is also a dab-hand at laminating,... 
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Dawn McLean

Dawn McLean

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Dawn McLean joined LLT in 2004 and is LLTs Lead Internal Verifier and Quality Assurance manager. She heads up Tutor staffing and Tutor Training / Development at LLT. She is also a PSI/CBE/OEP Practical Tutor and Senior Assessor. Dawn is a qualified Assessor... 
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Sheena Gawler

Sheena Gawler

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Sheena Gawler (nee Land) is LLTs OEP Development Co-ordinator.  She is also a PSI/CBE/OEP Practical Tutor and Senior Assessor and more recently an Assessor for EfS.  She is a qualified Assessor (D32/33/34) and has a Cert Ed.  She previously... 
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Sara Paul

Sara Paul

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Sara Paul (nee Wicebloom) is PSI/EfS/OEP PracticalTutor and Senior Assessor.  Sara previously headed up the YMCAfit Inclusive Fitness Initiative project and worked for YMCAfit as a Senior Course Director in Circuit Training, ETM, Fitness for Disabled People,... 
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Bex Townley

Bex Townley

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23 years working in the fitness industry. The past 10 years working specifically with specialist and clinical populations across all settings and working in partnership with health and social care professionals. My current role at Hywel Dda Health Board,... 
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Simon Hanna

Simon Hanna

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Simon Hanna is a Clinical Exercise Specialist for Cambridgeshire Community Services (NHS) simon.hanna@nhs.net and for LLT he is a PSI/EfS/CBE/OEP Practical Tutor and Assessor. He co-developed the OEP Physiotherapy accelerated course with Vicky Johnson and is... 
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Vicky Johnston

Vicky Johnston

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Vicky Johnston is a PSI Theory Tutor and co-developed the OEP Physiotherapy accelerated course with Simon Hanna. She also teaches on the Physio Approaches and PSI Update CPD days. She qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1996 and has spent the majority... 
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Vicki Goodwin

Vicki Goodwin

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Vicki unfortunately no longer works for LLT due to other work commitments, but is a true friend of LLT.   Dr Vicki Goodwin is a Senior Research Fellow for PenCLAHRC at the University of Exeter Medical School and an Honorary Physiotherapist for Torbay... 
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Sarah Wheatley

Sarah Wheatley

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Sarah Wheatley is an LLT PSI/OEP Practical Tutor and Assessor.  She holds a C&G 7307 and her D32/33 Assessor's qualification and D34 Internal Verifier award. She has an MSc in Exercise and Health Science and is a qualified PSI, BACR Phase IV... 
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Kelsey Sprintall

Kelsey Sprintall

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Kelsey Sprintall has over 15 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry and has been tutoring and assessing for over 10 years. Previously Kelsey has tutored and assessed fitness qualifications for East Midlands and Pennine Training, Leicester... 
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Jane Ward

Jane Ward

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Jane Ward has spent many years studying and teaching Tai Chi. She delivers LLT's PSI CPD day on Tai Chi. She is also qualified as a PSI and an Exercise after Stroke instructor. A former nurse, she works in Camden's exercise referral scheme.... 
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Karen Gug

Karen Gug

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Karen is an LLT Assessor on the CBE and OEP courses, she holds a Certificate in Education and CYQ L3 Assessor qualification. Karen is a qualified instructor in EfS, PSI, OEP, CBE and Exercise to Music.  She has worked in the fitness industry for 15 years,... 
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Tim Shaw

Tim Shaw

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Tim is a PSI tutor and an assessor on PSI, CBE and OEP. He holds a Cert.Ed in teaching, D32/33/34 assessor qualifications and External Quality Assurance award. He also holds qualifications in CBE, OEP, L2 fitness training, Exercise to Music for Older People... 
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Sheila Done

Sheila Done

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Sheila is an LLT PSI/CBE/OEP tutor and PSI/EFS/CBE/OEP assessor. She holds an A1 assessor qualification and a Cert Ed in teaching. She also holds qualifications in Active IQ Level 4 Exercise for the management of low back pain, L4 PSI, ICE Tomahawk, CBE,... 
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Cherry Baker

Cherry Baker

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Cherry must be one of the most long-standing and respected presenters in the UK, involved in the fitness industry for over 29 years!  Cherry was awarded of Fitness Instructor of the year award 1994, YMCA tutor of the year 1995, and nominee for Fitness... 
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Janet Thomas

Janet Thomas

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Janet is a physiotherapist working part time for NHS Fife working clinically in a Day Hospital. She also works part time for Queen Margaret University with a focus on practice education.. She is a past chair of AGILE: Chartered Physiotherapists working with... 
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Bhanu Ramaswamy

Bhanu Ramaswamy

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Bhanu Ramaswamy is an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant based in Sheffield and an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University. Bhanu left the NHS in 2010 to follow an increasing passion for promoting the health of the older people through... 
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Trish Tenn

Trish Tenn

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Trish Tenn has been teaching PSI since qualifying in 2000, she currently delivers on the falls prevention programmes for local council’s in Gloucestershire, and takes private PSI classes and clients. She has a Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong... 
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Louise Campbell

Louise Campbell

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Louise is our latest member of staff in the LLT Killin Office. Louise deals with all initial enquiries in the office and also helps with the day to day running of the office. Louise has a background in hotel management and customer service. She now lives in... 
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Julia Buck

Julia Buck

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I am a strategic commissioning healthcare professional with 23 years unbroken clinical experience as a qualified neurological physiotherapist. I have worked in 12 different clinical settings and have extensive experience assessing and developing clinical,... 
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Lynn Robertson

Lynn Robertson

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I qualified as a physiotherapist from Queen’s College, Glasgow in 1983 and initially worked in the Midlands, then at Southend General Hospital before working with Voluntary Service Overseas for two years as a physiotherapy tutor in Nepal. Between posts I... 
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Jill Phipps

Jill Phipps

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Jill Phipps qualified as a physiotherapist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge some 30 years ago. Her working career has been focused on older people, first in Worthing Hospital and then in the Portsmouth district. She trained as a PSI in 2003 and started... 
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