Huw Thomas

Huw Thomas was born in Gorseionon, South Wales and brought up in Warminster, Wiltshire. He read History at Birmingham University. He joined the NHS as a graduate administrative trainee and obtained a Diploma in Social Administration at Manchester University. His career in the NHS involved management posts in Birmingham, Plymouth, Cardiff, Swansea and finally Gwynedd where he was Chief Executive of the Gwynedd Health Authority from 1979 to 1996. In the mid 60s he undertook an assignment in Kenya under the auspices of the Ministry of Overseas Development. Following his retirement he was appointed as Programme Director of Aga Khan Health Service, Tajikistan from 1999 -2003. He is co-author of "Tajikistan and the High Pamirs A Companion and Guide" and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. His three daughters are all nurses.

Judith Roberts

Judith Roberts is originally from Blaenau Ffestiniog and moved to the Bangor area in 1999. She graduated with a degree in Psychology in 2000 and went on to gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work. Having attended the Incredible Years programme as a parent in 2005, Judith was then employed as an Assistant Psychologist, co-facilitating Incredible Years Groups. Having regained her passion for psychology Judith is in the process of completing a psychology Ph.D. and has recently commenced training as a Clinical Psychologist. Judith is a trustee on the Children's Early Intervention Trust charity's board.

John Wynne Jones

John Wynne Jones, a native of Liverpool, has worked in community development in Toxteth (Liverpool), Runcorn and was Chief Social Development Officer of Telford Development Corporation. He joined Bangor University in 1979 and during a long career was head of public relations, fundraising, alumni and student recruitment. His interests include football, singing, chapel, politics and painting.

Nia Griffith

Pauline Williams

Pauline Williams originally came to Bangor to study Marine Zoology and subsequently obtained a social work qualification at Bristol University. In the late 1970s she worked in a child-care team in Gwynedd and worked with Judy Hutchings with a number of families. This was her first contact with many of the principles which underpin the Incredible Years programmes. She then moved to Child Guidance where she was able to apply these principles, particularly in her work supporting families who were experiencing behavioural problems with young children. She also worked in Further Education for a number of years and became the Programme Leader for the Diploma in Social Work in Coleg Menai. She then moved to Conwy as a training officer where she co-led two Incredible years parenting programmes for foster carers and gained accreditation as a group leader. Most recently she has worked within the Welsh Govenrment as Learning Manager for CAFCASS Cymru; she has now retired and is keen to remain involved with the important work that this Trust supports. We are delighted to have Pauline as one of our trustees and our Vice Chair.

Dr Tracey Bywater

Dr Tracey Bywater is a Reader at the University of York in the Institute for Effective Education, and is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, Bangor University. Her area of interest and expertise lies in the design and implementation of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of evidence based parent and school interventions to assess behavioural and health outcomes. Tracey has led on large RCTs in England and Wales and currently works in an advisory capacity to the research team based in Maynooth University, Ireland who are conducting the National Evaluation of Incredible Years parent, teacher, and child programmes in Ireland.