Rev. Peter Timms OBE MA (Chair)
is a semi-retired Methodist Minister, ex-prison Governor. He was awarded the SCS
silver medal as spokesperson for the Prison Governors of the United Kingdom for
Peter was the originating mind and founder of
the Butler Trust and the Prisons Video Trust. As Governor of Maidstone Prison,
he opened the first prison wing related to the treatment of sex offenders. He
was the first Governor of HMYOI Glen Parva.
Carine Minne (Deputy Chair)
is Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy and Broadmoor Hospital West
London Mental Health Trust and the Portman Clinic, Tavistock & Portman NHS
Foundation Trust, contributing to the developing body of knowledge and
understanding of forensic psychotherapy clinically, through teaching and
training, publishing papers and via conferences, national and international.
Rob Hale is a psychiatrist and
psychoanalyst. His initial clinical interest was in self-destructive acts,
moving to perverse acts, particularly those individuals who seek help for
paedophilia. This clinical experience has provided the basis for consultative
work, both clinical and organisational, in other institutions starting work in
drug dependency. For the past two decades he has spent an increasing amount of
time working with Medium and High Secure Hospitals as an external consultant for
the clinical staff and managers of those institutions.
Heather Wood is a Clinical
Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. She has worked in the NHS for
almost forty years. In the last decade she has worked in a specialist outpatient
clinic in London, the Portman Clinic, which provides psychotherapy to people
with problems of compulsive sexual behaviour, violence and criminal behaviour.
She has a particular interest in the compulsive use of internet pornography and
the related issue of paedophilia - she has taught and published widely on these
Jon Brown is the Head of
Development and Impact at the NSPCC. He leads the organisation's strategy,
policy and practice in relation to sexual abuse. He is a registered social
worker and has been involved in the establishment and development of assessment
and treatment programmes for victims and offenders. JOn was chair of the
National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers between 2003 - 2007.
Peter Hill is a retired
television producer who specialised in investigative programmes, particularly
those concerned with miscarriages of justice. His involvement in combating child
sex abuse began in 1978 when he produced a film for the BBC which led to the
Protection of Children Act 1978.
A retired Headmaster, Nick is currently a trustee and
director of the Institute of Education at the University of London where he
specialises in special educational need and disability education, in the context
of current legislative changes.
Don Grubin is a forensic
psychiatrist. He is a member of the Home Office Correctional Services Advisory
and Accreditation Panel, and Psychiatric Advisor to the National Offender
Management Service (NOMS) in relation to their sex offender treatment
programmes. He has researched and published widely in relation to a range of
areas associated with sex offending.