i-THRIVE Partnership Board

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The i-THRIVE Partnership Board holds strategic oversight of the National i-THRIVE Programme. We are very pleased to have leading experts in child mental health from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and UCLPartners represented on the board.

Paul Jenkins OBE, Chair of the i-THRIVE Partnership Board

Paul Jenkins is the Chief Executive of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, a specialist mental health trust focused on psychological, social and developmental approaches to understanding and treating emotional disturbance and mental ill health, and to promoting mental health.

Paul was previously the Chief Executive of Rethink Mental Illness, a leading national mental health membership charity working to help those affected by severe mental illness. He has an MBA from Manchester Business School and has over 20 years of experience in management and policy-making in central government and the NHS. He has been involved in the implementation of a number of major national government initiatives and was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2002 for his role in setting up NHS Direct. Paul is a member of the Board of the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network.

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Professor Peter Fonagy OBE FMedSci FBA PhD

Peter is currently: Head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London; Chief Executive of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London; Consultant to the Child and Family Programme at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine; and holds visiting professorships at Yale and Harvard Medical Schools. He is Programme Director of the UCLPartners Integrated Mental Health programme and a member of the UCLPartners Academic Board, National Clinical Lead of the Department of Health/NHS England Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) programme, and a member of the Programme Board for IAPT. He is leader of the Mental Health theme in the North Thames CLAHRC and a Senior Investigator for the National Institute of Health Research. He has occupied a number of key national leadership positions including Chair of the Outcomes Measurement Reference Group at the Department of Health, Chair of two NICE Guideline Development Groups, and Chair of the Strategy Group for National Occupational Standards for Psychological Therapies.

His clinical interests centre on issues of early attachment relationships, social cognition, borderline personality disorder and violence. A major focus of Professor Fonagy’s contribution has been an innovative research-based dynamic therapeutic approach, called Mentalization-Based Treatment, which was developed in collaboration with a number of clinical sites both in this country and in the US. He is currently Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on research grants worth in excess of £15 million. He has published over 400 scientific papers, 250 chapters and has authored or co-authored 17 books. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences, and the American Association for Psychological Science, and was elected to Honorary Fellowship by the American College of Psychiatrists. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from several national and international professional associations including the British Psychological Society and the World Association for Infant Mental Health.

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Professor Albert Mulley, MD, MPP

Al Mulley is Professor of Medicine and of Health Policy and Clinical Practice and founding Director of the Center for Health Care Delivery Science at Dartmouth.

Before assuming his current role at Dartmouth, Al served on the faculty at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital where he was founding Chief of General Medicine with responsibility for research, education and training, and design and implementation of new care models. His research has focused on practice variation, the quality of medical decision making, and implications for commissioning of services. He has published more than 100 research articles and commentaries as well as Primary Care Medicine, the earliest textbook of its kind now in its 7th edition.

Professor Mulley was an originator of “shared decision making” and other approaches to co-production of value in health care and, together with colleagues in the US and UK, developed and brought to scale measures and tools to support their implementation. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth and degrees in medicine and public policy from Harvard.

In 2011, he served as the first International Visiting Fellow at the King’s Fund and was appointed to The Health Foundation’s Improvement Science Development Group. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Tsinghua Institute for Hospital Research Management and Advisor to the Chinese Hospital Association. In 2015, he was appointed visiting professor at UCL. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.


Dr Rachel James

Rachel is the Programme and Clinical Lead for the National i-THRIVE Programme and is responsible for supporting the national implementation of the THRIVE Framework. Rachel leads on the i-THRIVE Academy.

Rachel is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and has over 25 years’ experience working with children, young people and their families across the health, social care, education and voluntary sectors, and she has led community, specialist and multi-agency child and adolescent mental health teams. She is currently an Child, Young Adult and Family Director at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Trained in the scientist-practitioner model, Rachel is committed to developing and delivering and high-quality services that are evidence-informed, prevent and promote mental health and well-being, and empower children, young people and their families to be actively involved in decisions about their care through shared decision making. Rachel actively promotes and encourages shared decision making to ensure collaborative practice with children, young people and their parents or carers. Rachel was also a UCLPartners Improvement Fellow and is particularly interested in developing ways to embedded quality improvement within everyday practice to effect meaningful and sustainable change across systems.

Rose McCarthy

Rose is the Programme Trainer for the National i-THRIVE Programme and is responsible for coordinating the programme of training nationally. Rose is the lead for delivering the i-THRIVE Academy modules to localities across the UK and can develop bespoke packages of training to suit each locality’s needs.

Rose holds a BA Hons in Psychology, an MA in Social Work and she is also a trained Video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting and sensitive discipline (VIPP-SD) practitioner with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Rose’s background is in social care and she has over 15 years of experience working with children in need of protection and supporting children at every stage through their adoption journey. Rose has extensive experience of training and assessing prospective adopters and is passionate about improving outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Dr Anna Moore

Anna is a Specialist Registrar in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Cambridge, and Lead for the i-THRIVE Evaluation. Anna is currently an NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow and is leading evaluation of the implementation and diffusion of i-THRIVE nationally.

She is completing a PhD in Implementation and Improvement Science at UCL, supervised by Prof. Peter Fonagy, which has focussed on how to effectively re-organise mental health crisis care pathways. Anna is also a psychiatrist working in Tier 4 CAMHS services in Cambridge.

Prior to this, Anna was Director of Mental Health at UCLPartners alongside Peter Fonagy. A core part of this work has been fostering an environment for partnership working and supporting members, who constitute a range of independent organisations including Provider Trusts, Commissioners, Local Authority and SMEs, to work together to improve mental health outcomes. This has included developing measurement and performance systems, developing and delivering large scale education and development programmes, developing and leading large scale multi-locality improvement programmes, developing informatics products and services to support system improvement, evaluation and implementation of innovations that demonstrate improved outcomes, as well as fostering environments for shared learning and building capacity for implementation.

Prior to this, Anna was the NHS Medical Director’s National Clinical Fellow to Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, working as part of the NHS Outcome Framework team developing a performance system for measuring the NHS’s collective progress towards delivering a set of outcomes. Prior to Medicine, Anna was a chartered accountant and also spent 18 months of her Neuroscience degree at Harvard, working on Neurotransplantation and Stem cell research for neurodegenerative disease, for which she received first class honours.


Dr Paul Wallis

Qualifying from University College London 25 years ago, Paul has worked as a Clinical Psychologist, across a range of community and specialist CAMHS settings. For the past 12 years he has been Director of Psychological Services for CAMHS in Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.  Paul is also a Clinical Advisor with the Greater Manchester ICS, and GM lead for the roll-out of GM i-THRIVE and developing the CAMHS workforce. Paul has been involved in a range of CAMHS innovations in research and service development, including as past-chair of the BPS National Faculty for Child Clinical Psychologists, and contributing to regional and national developments in CYP-IAPT and i-THRIVE.

Angela Daniel

Angela is the Greater Manchester (GM) i-THRIVE and CAMHS workforce programme manager. Angela has a BA Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and has qualified as MSP practitioner in Programme Management, registered practitioner in APMG Change Management and Agile project management. Angela has worked in Local Authority children’s services for over 10 years, then in Public Health as a sector led improvement (SLI) project manager where she set up a multi-agency SLI event on infant mortality across the North West. As the GM Health and Social Care Partnership emerged with devolution Angela worked on the GM early years programme before taking on the implementation of THRIVE across GM. Angela is passionate about improving outcomes for our children and young people and the importance of integrated working and building relationships in complex systems.

Dr Peter Fuggle

Since 1984, Peter worked as a clinical psychologist in services for children with a range of different needs including disability, paediatrics and in child mental health services. From 1995-2014, he was the Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Islington where we developed a community based model of service which provided a service in early years, schools and social services. In 2014, he became Clinical Director at the Anna Freud Centre and was part of the leadership team which was responsible for the rapid expansion of the organisation. During this period, he was joint Lead at UCL for the CYP-IAPT National Programme and was part of the national team which developed new wellbeing practitioners working in the community and in schools. His main clinical interest has been in developing ways of helping children who do not seek help themselves; this latter area of work providing the platform for his collaboration with Dickon Bevington in creating the AMBIT Project. This interest also resulted in his involvement as one of the authors of Thrive Programme for which he continues to play an active role. In 2021, he stepped down as Clinical Director at the Anna Freud Centre in order to focus his work on the AMBIT programme and community based projects.

Sophie Dunn

Sophie is the Assistant Psychologist within the National i-THRIVE team, and Associate Quality Improvement Lead within The Tavistock and Portman Trust. She also works part-time outside of the NHS in a specialist psychoanalytic playgroup for refugee and asylum-seeking families.

Following her BSc in Psychology, Sophie studied an MSC in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology at the Anna Freud Centre, in collaboration with UCL. Alongside her studies, Sophie worked as a youth participation worker and support worker in a residential home for individuals with autism, learning difficulties and mental health problems.

Within her Assistant Psychologist role, Sophie will assist with the implementation of the THRIVE framework, including facilitating the delivery of workshops and events across multi-agency sites. She is passionate about improving the quality and accessibility of person-centred and needs-focussed care, in order to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.

As Associate QI lead, Sophie is supporting several QI projects within the Children, Young Adult and Family department, developing PDSA cycles and driving continuous improvement across the trust.

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