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Our Team

Sat 7 Nov 2015

Clair Rees - Executive Director

Clair joined PIP UK in this role in February 2015 and has a diverse background of experience in Consultancy, policy, practise based research, training development, public speaking and leadership in the early years over 20 years. She has a specialism in perinatal and infant mental health formed through an eclectic range of clinical experience within education, health and social care settings, both statutory and third sector.

Since 2010 she has been involved in shaping the early year’s agenda in the UK Parliament with the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto, which is a cross-party collaboration to highlight the importance of the conception to age 2 period.

Peter Clarke - Company Secretary

Peter worked for Barclays Bank for 25 years, initially in the branch network before moving to Head Office. He is an experienced finance and project manager working in retail, business and operational departments. He joined Tresham College of Higher and Further Education in 2004 to manage the Contracts Department where he was responsible for overseeing the compliance of external funding contracts and managing sub-contracting arrangements. Peter joined PIP UK in Sept 2013 with responsibilities for finance, governance, contracts and data management.

Robin Balbernie - Clinical Director

Robin was a Professional Lead for child psychotherapy and a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in Gloucestershire CAMHS. He was also involved with the Intensive Baby Care Unit at Gloucester Royal Hospital and ran supervision groups for Health Visitors for over 25 years. His interest in working with adopted children led him to the field of Infant Mental Health and early preventative intervention; and this became his speciality following a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship to look at related projects in America. He is an advisor to the Association of Infant Mental Health and was a member of the Young Minds’ Policy and Strategy Advisory Group. He has published papers in many journals, including the Infant Mental Health Journal, the British Journal of Psychotherapy, Family Law, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Attachment & Human Development, Young Minds, Nursery World, The International Journal of Birth & Parenting Education and the Journal of Child Psychotherapy.