Meet the team
the CiMF team
Director of the CiMF
Imogen is a co-founder of Connections in Mind, and the Connections in Mind Foundation. She is a Cognitive Psychologist interested in how we can support children to strengthen their executive function skills. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of Cambridge exploring this topic within mainstream classrooms. Imogen has worked in executive function coaching, special educational needs, parental mental health, the early years and as a youth worker and is dedicated to finding ways to ensure all children flourish.
Head Of EF Coach Training At CiMF
Victoria is a co-founder of Connections in Mind and Head of EF coach training at the Connections in Mind Foundation. Victoria is a qualified teacher and has a wealth of experience working as a private tutor with children with SEN. She is passionate about supporting children and yon life. Where children have had a negative experience in school, she believes that with the right support these children can be re-engaged in education and can reach their potential academically and personally. Victoria believes that supporting children with their executive functions is a way to achieve this success.
CiMF School Liaison & Projects
Pippa has extensive experience working with schools in the context for education, ADHD and ASD. Her most recent role involved developing a children and young persons service focusing on ADHD, ASD, and mental health. Pippa has worked with parents helping and aiding with their parenting skills, is trained with CBT for children and young people and is trained to be an EF coach. Pippa’s passion is to help all children and young people, and by creating a cohesive educational system in which there is more inclusivity for all.
CiMF Communications & Fundraising
Belinda has a wealth of experience supporting children with children with ADHD and autism, both professionally and personally. She is an executive function coach with Connections in Mind and manages the communications and fundraising of the CiM Foundation.
the CiMF trustees
Dr Bettina Hohnen,
Dr Bettina Hohnen is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience of working with children, young people and families. Bettina specialises in the area of neuropsychology which considers the relationship between brain and behaviour.
She is passionate about helping adults and young people understand behaviour in the context of their cognitive profile. She feels strongly that children and families from a range of backgrounds should benefit from executive function support, and sees the work of the Connections in Mind Foundation as a way to level the playing field for young people.
Bettina’s other area of specialist interest is parenting. She runs Connected Minds Parenting using attachment based parenting interventions which have powerful effects on the relationship between children, adolescents and their parents.
Jason first join Connections in Mind as a executive function coach, from the outset it was clear that he had a passion for working with children from all backgrounds. Jason is currently studying to become and educational psychologist and adds great value to the Foundation with his input as a trustee.
Nikki is an Educational Psychologist working in Hertfordshire local authority. She has particular interest in supporting children who have experienced trauma, anxiety and executive functioning difficulties. She has recently published her work around developing an intervention to support achievement in maths through increasing self-regulation strategies, enhancing maths self concept and reducing math anxiety. She is also delivering training to schools on how to develop Executive Function skills, Metacognition and Self-regulation (EMS).
Bob Harris, is a recently retired company owner and director, before starting his own business he had a long successful career with BT. He now divides his time between his four grand children and his love of music and cycle touring.
Bob got involved with the CiMF after attending a Connected Minds parenting course to learn how to best support his granddaughter. He is using his wealth of experience in supporting the CiMF as it grows.
Support the connections in Mind foundation
We are always looking for help supporting the work that we do at CiMF.
Please be in contact if you are able to help us deliver our projects either by volunteering your time or by making a financial contribution to the work we do.