Prof Andy Turner – Hope Inventor and Professor of Health Psychology
Andy is passionate about research that makes a difference to people’s lives. He is also passionate about tennis, hats, beards and tattoos.
Andy Turner is a Professor of Health Psychology at Coventry University. Andy is the co inventor of the HOPE Programme. Andy has developed, delivered and researched health behaviour coaching and self-management programmes for over 20 years and has written over 70 academic peer reviewed journal articles, papers and book chapters. Andy is a HCPC registered health psychologist, REPS and personal trainer. Andy is also the Company Director.
Dr Wendy Clyne - Chief Operating Officer
Wendy is a Director and Chief Operating Officer at H4C. Wendy is bringing her 25 years of experience as a senior health and academic professional to oversee all H4C projects and programmes, with a specific focus on the HOPE workplace wellbeing programme. A psychologist by background, Wendy prefers a multidisciplinary context to her work and a focus on issues that cut across health and ill-health in general, and the delivery of health and care services by organisations and people. In her acreer, Wendy has secured over £2million of funding and delivered over 20 research, policy and practice research or consultancy projects, at local, national and international level. She has worked in Higher Education Institutions and Health Service organisations, often working at the intersection between academia and health care. During her career Wendy has engaged in clinical work, teaching, policy, research and enterprise.
Dr Tim Francis - Intellectual Property Specialist
Tim is H4C Director and Intellectual Property (IP) Specialist. In his spare time he enjoys music and film and volunteers for a Leicester based charity and environmental community group.
Tim and his team have been advising H4C when spinning out of the University. He works in the IP Commercialisation Office at Coventry, managing the intellectual property from the University to ensure that it develops into products and services that have a positive impact on society. This includes setting up spin-out companies, licensing technologies and fundraising. Prior to joining Coventry University Tim worked at a number of other organisations, in both innovation and R&D roles, including the Medical Research Council, an international technology consultancy and The Forensic Science Service.
Gabriela Matouskova – Business Advisor and Gratitude Wall Lead
Gabriela advises H4C social enterprise on effective business delivery and funding sources. She is a keen theatre goer and a runner (except when it rains).
Gabriela has over 18 years business support experience across Europe, including 10 years in Higher Education. She has recently transferred her skills into supporting growth in the Social Enterprise sector in the UK. Gabriela has completed the HOPE course and working with H4C aligns with her personal and professional principles, in particular her interest in social enterprise spin-outs from academic research for economic and societal impact.
Gabriela also leads the Gratitude Wall community art project.
Dr Faith Martin – Research and Clinical Consultant
Applied Clinical Health Research is at the core of Faith's approach. In her spare time, she works on mental health issues in Uganda.
Faith Martin is currently a practicing Psychologist within the NHS and private practice. She provides research and clinical expertise to the ongoing programme development. She worked alongside Prof Turner at Coventry University from 2009 to 2011 on the development of the HOPE Programme. Faith has a PhD in Psychology and a practitioner Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She is a HCPC registered Health Psychologist, HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT practitioner.
Harry the Dog – Mascot
Harry is H4C’s mascot and one fearless Jack Russell terrier.
Our dog Harry is a lovely Jack Russell terrier. He embodies the spirit of H4C by being a breed of dog which is tenacious, energetic and fearless.
Jack Russell Terriers are the biggest dogs you'll ever meet in such a tiny package. They can run all day and keep coming back for more. They are sharply intelligent and absolutely nothing gets past them. There is no fooling Harry. They are spirited terriers, fearless and sassy with minds of their own and aren't above causing mischief to get a laugh. They are highly trainable and are famous for their high-jumping antics. They are exceptional athletes who excel in the competitive arena.