Later Life Training is made up of a family of people passionate about their work. From the Directors and Office Staff, to the Tutors and Assessors, we all play our bit to make LLT what it is. Scroll down to view our profiles.


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Professor Dawn Skelton

Professor Dawn Skelton

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Dawn Skelton is an exercise physiologist with a scientific research background. She is currently Professor of Ageing and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, in 2015 received an Honorary Doctorate for Umea University in Sweden for her work with exercise a... 
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Bob Laventure

Bob Laventure

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A background in physical education, exercise and health promotion, for the last 25 years, Bob has worked as a consultant in physical activity and ageing. He formerly worked with the Physical Activity Programme and the ACTIVE for LIFE National Campaign at the f... 
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Dr. Susie Dinan-Young

Dr. Susie Dinan-Young

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Susie Dinan-Young is a Senior Clinical Exercise Practitioner and a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal Free and University College School of Medicine and Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust. She previously has worked at the University of Derby on the BTec and PGCert... 
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David Riddell

David Riddell

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David is the Office Manager.  He has been with LLT since early 2007 and has general oversight of all the office staff and course administration.  He comes from a sports and exercise management background. His wife, Kirsteen, now also works for L... 
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Kirsteen Riddell

Kirsteen Riddell

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Kirsteen is David's wife and has been with LLT since early 2009!  Kirsteen works part-time in the office overseeing database input and updates and keeps a tight control over the course evaluations from the students and staff. .
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Sara Paul

Sara Paul

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Sara Paul (nee Wicebloom) is PSI/EfS/OEP PracticalTutor and Senior Assessor.  Sara previously headed up the YMCAfit Inclusive Fitness Initiative project and worked for YMCAfit as a Senior Course Director in Circuit Training, ETM, Fitness for Disabled People, ... 
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Bex Townley

Bex Townley

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Bex is a tutor and assessor for PSI/OEP/EfS and is involved with all the behind the scenes development of LLT. Bex has worked in the fitness sector for 28 years teaching clinical populations across a range of settings and actively establishing exercise servic... 
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Simon Hanna

Simon Hanna

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Simon Hanna is the Senior Clinical Exercise Specialist for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Falls Prevention Team simon.hanna@cpft.nhs.uk and for LLT he is a PSI/EfS/CBE/OEP Practical Tutor and Assessor. He co-developed the OEP Physiotherap... 
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Vicky Johnston

Vicky Johnston

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Vicky Johnston is a PSI Theory Tutor and co-developed the OEP Physiotherapy accelerated course with Simon Hanna. She also teaches on the Physio Approaches and PSI Update CPD days. She qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1996 and has spent the majority ... 
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Kelsey Leverton

Kelsey Leverton

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Kelsey Leverton has over 20 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry and has been tutoring and assessing for over 13 years with LLT. For LLT Kelsey mainly delivers and assesses the Otago and assesses on the Postural Stability Instructors course. ... 
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Jane Ward

Jane Ward

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Jane Ward has been studying and teaching Tai Chi for over 35 years.  She is a qualified PSI and delivers LLT’s Adapted Tai Chi CPD.  Based in north London, she specializes in classes for the 60+ age group and people referred by health professionals, includ... 
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Karen Gug

Karen Gug

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Karen is an LLT Assessor on the CBE and OEP courses, she holds a Certificate in Education and CYQ L3 Assessor qualification. Karen is a qualified instructor in EfS, PSI, OEP, CBE and Exercise to Music.  She has worked in the fitness industry for 15 years, te... 
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Tim Shaw

Tim Shaw

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Tim is an assessor for the PSI and Otago exercise programmes. He also tutors on the Functional Fitness MOT course. Tim has a certificate in education and has worked in the fitness industry since 1992. He holds Internal and external quality assurance awards. He... 
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Sheila Wilkinson

Sheila Wilkinson

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Sheila holds the A1 assessor qualification and a Cert Ed in teaching. With qualifications in Active IQ Level 4 Exercise for the management of low back pain, L4 PSI, Exercise following stroke, Exercise referral, ICE Tomahawk, CBE, Pilates, Yoga, Aqua natal Midw... 
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Janet Thomas

Janet Thomas

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Janet is a physiotherapist working part time for NHS Fife working clinically with older people in an Assessment and Rehabilitation Centre. She also works part time for Queen Margaret University with a focus on practice education. She is a past chair of AGILE: ... 
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Bhanu Ramaswamy

Bhanu Ramaswamy

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Bhanu Ramaswamy OBE is an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant based in Sheffield and an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University. Bhanu left the NHS to follow an increasing passion for promoting the health of the older people through activity,... 
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Louise Campbell

Louise Campbell

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Louise works in the LLT Killin Office. Louise deals with all initial enquiries in the office and also helps with the day to day running of the office. Louise has a background in hotel management and customer service. She lives in Killin with her young daughter... 
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Emma Cameron

Emma Cameron

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Emma Cameron is a tutor assessor for PSI, Otago and FFMOT. Emma has worked in the Health & Fitness industry for over 30 years teaching a variety of classes from Cardiac Rehabilitation, Falls classes, Cancer rehabilitation and Exercise Referral Pilates for ... 
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Philip Gill

Philip Gill

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Philip is a qualified PSI Instructor, he assesses CBE and OEP. He is a qualified Tutor and Assessor having been in the Fitness industry since 2003. He holds qualifications in Exercise Referral, Personal Training, Exercise to Music, First aid at work, PSI CBE,... 
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Pete Campbell

Pete Campbell

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Pete is updating all our manuals with new software - he is our go-to guy for anything computer, website or tech related. He lives in Killin with his wife Kirsty and his daughter Katie and enjoys going to the soft-play at weekends!... 
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Kathryn Lapicki

Kathryn Lapicki

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After qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2001 and completing her general rotations, Kathryn specialised in elderly medicine and has been working with older people (predominantly those who have fallen or have Parkinson’s disease) since then. Kathryn... 
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Louise Egan

Louise Egan

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Louise qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2007 and initially worked within a community rehabilitation team, before becoming a Specialist Physiotherapist within a falls and osteoporosis service. Louise worked at South Tees NHS Foundation Trust until Se... 
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Dave Montgomery

Dave Montgomery

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Dave has over 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Based in Coventry and Warwickshire running a variety of classes from Cardiac rehabilitation, Chronic respiratory disease, Postural Stability, GP Referral, Exercise following Stroke, Chair... 
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