meet the team

The MindSpark Directors

Belinda Edington

Managing Director
Belinda works closely with our partners on developing and coordinating the project delivery. Belinda has a wealth of experience supporting children with children with ADHD and autism, both professionally and personally. She is an executive function coach and training facilitator and offers parent support. She recently completed her MSc in Psychology and focused her dissertation research on supporting students to become self-regulated learners by developing EF skills and strategies in the classroom.

Naheeda Maharasingam

Director of Research
Naheeda is the Headteacher of Rathfern Primary School based in Lewisham and leads the CCT Teacher Research Hub. She is also the Steering Group Lead for Embedding Race Equality in Lewisham. Naheeda is a huge advocate for social justice and supporting those from disadvantaged backgrounds with developing their executive function skills. She is currently pioneering the integration of self-regulated learning, the executive function literacy and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals into her school.

Sue Walker

Director of Partnerships
Sue has 25 years of teaching experience, split between two outstanding independent schools: Kings College School Wimbledon and Brighton College. Sue has held various positions of responsibility alongside teaching, sport and pastoral roles, most notably as Director of the International Baccalaureate (KCS) and her current position as Director of Learning Support and Strategies (BC). Teaching has allowed Sue to fully develop her interest in teaching and learning, supporting neurodiverse pupils and MindSpark. Sue also spent several years in academia whilst representing Great Britain in rowing.

Our Founder

Imogen Moore-Shelley

Co-founder
Imogen was a Cognitive Psychologist interested in how we can support children to strengthen their executive function skills. Imogen worked in executive function coaching, special educational needs, parental mental health, the early years and as a youth worker. She was committed to contributing to a society that embraces neuro-diversity and takes action to ensure that socioeconomic status doesn't dictate children's well-being and achievement. We were shocked and saddened by the passing of Imogen in May 2023 after a brief illness. All of our activities will continue as part of her long-lasting legacy.

The MindSpark Research Team

Becky Tyler

Research & Grant Lead
Becky works with our partner organisations to co-develop the research side of the intervention programmes. She also submits grant applications to fund our research projects and trainings. Becky has always had a strong interest in supporting young people’s cognitive and emotional development. She is currently completing her PhD in Psychology at the University of West London.

SUPPORT MINDSPARK

We are always looking for help to support the work that we do at MindSpark.

Please get in contact if you are able to help us deliver our projects either by volunteering your time or by making a financial contribution.