Meet the team
Meet the team

About the College

We recognise that people are expert in their own wellbeing and recovery. Our FREE wellbeing courses help people over the age of 18 in Hertfordshire to better manage their wellbeing. People with mental and/or physical health challenges help to create and deliver our courses. Our courses are produced with a focus on mental health recovery and help to increase knowledge, skills and promote self-management. Our courses are taught in a friendly and relaxed environment and allow people to connect. You can find out more about recovery, recovery colleges and co-production .on our about reocvery page.

About recovery

Our team




Team Administrator

Alison sits at the heart of the team and is involved in all areas of the college, supporting the team with general project administration and ensuring the efficient running of the office.



College Registrar

Chris is the College registrar and is the friendly voice you will most often hear when you call the college. Chris is responsible for managing student enrollments and the college database. We often hear Chris advising students about what courses would best aid their recovery journey too.



Advanced Lived Experience KUF Development Lead

Dawn is responsible for coordinating and delivering educational programmes to healthcare professionals to better understand and support people with complex emotional needs. Dawn also helps to provide trauma-informed approach sessions to staff working in in-patient services. She has lived experience and is passionate about using her experiences to bring about change to services.



Student development co-ordinator

Geoff oversees our student development programme and helps students to engage with involvement opportunities at the college.



Development manager

Irma is committed to developing person centred recovery orientated services. Irma is responsible for supporting the involvement of people who use services, their carers and partners in the design, delivery and review of services to achieve best quality outcomes and service provision



Lead Tutor 

Jeannette supports our education programmes. Jeannette is an experienced teacher and lecturer passionate about personal recovery and lifelong learning.



Student development co-ordinator

Joanna oversees our student development programme and helps students to engage with involvement opportunities at the college. Joanna has worked within mental health for a number of years and provides a supportive ear for students who want to build their confidence and fulfil their goals.



KUF project Administrator

Judith supports Dawn with the organisation of the KUF educational programmes supporting healthcare professionals. Judith is involved in all related administration, including enrolling professionals on courses.




Karen has supported people experiencing mental challenges for over 20 years. Her background is in counselling. She is an artist and has used art to provide people with a creative outlet. She ran the first course with the college and continues to be a tutor supporting the development of the college and delivering wellbeing courses.



Marketing and Communications Officer

Louisa is the college’s social media guru with responsibility for marketing, from producing content for the website to designing the timetable. Louisa has worked across a number of sectors and roles, including HR, finance and events and has a degree in Marketing.


Experts by experience, tutors and student council

Tutors have specialist subject knowledge, and experts by experience have personal recovery expertise. Some of our experts by experience also make up the student council. These together support our courses to ensure students have a quality learning experience. If you are a student and would like to explore becoming an expert by experience, please call 01442 864966 or contact us.

You can find more information on our student development programme page.