Advisory & Editorial Board
Angela Morgan Cutler (website)
Angela is a writer and campaigner. She trained and worked as a psychiatric nurse for ten years in St Albans and North London before moving back to Wales. Angela worked for Mind for 5 years—this included working with survivors of abuse. She completed a BA in Fine Art in 1990. Worked for social services and the probation service running various art groups. She went on to complete an MA in The Teaching and Practice of Creative Writing in 1999 and then developed 'Finding a Voice’, freelance creative writing classes and workshops which she ran for 13 years across South Wales. During this time, Angela completed her PhD in Creative & Critical Writing at Cardiff University in 2005. She has since published two books.
Ian Cutler (website)
Ian is a published writer, blogger and campaigner, the latter activity he took up after retiring as Assistant Director for a South Wales Social Services Department in 2011. He was also Chair of a three county Safeguarding Adult Board and serious case reviews. After training and working as a general and psychiatric nurse in London in the late seventies and early eighties, Ian managed mental health and learning disability services in three local authorities before taking up his final post as head of adult services. Ian is a trustee of Autism Spectrum Connections Cymru, where he also runs a writing group voluntarily for adults on the autistic spectrum. Ian is author of Cynicism from Diogenes to Dilbert (2005) and Jim Christy: A Vagabond Life (2019).
Emma Trevett (social media, public campaigning and NAS liaison)
Emma is a Paralegal working in public law and human rights. Emma has a particular interest in representing clients with Autism and learning disabilities. Emma has volunteered and worked for Law Centres since 2013 and co-ordinates the Young Legal Aid Lawyers group in the South West. She hopes to qualify as a solicitor in the future and work to ensure that the most vulnerable have access to justice.
Roxanna Dehaghani (advisory role only)
Roxanna is an academic lawyer, having previously worked in Citizen's Advice and Herbert Smith Freehills. Her research focuses on vulnerable people in the criminal process and she has written a book, Vulnerability in Police Custody: Police decision-making and the appropriate adult safeguard. Roxanna has written articles on the vulnerability of children and young people, the authorisation of detention, the impact of austerity on criminal justice practitioners, and adult safeguarding. Roxanna works in partnership with the National Appropriate Adult Network on research related matters and was consulted on the changes to PACE Code C. Roxanna works at Cardiff School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University.
Sally is a published writer and an active campaigner for the grass roots campaign group Enterprise: Not Guilty by Association (JENGbA). Her son, Alex Henry, is autistic and a victim of a miscarriage of justice described both on this site and on the JENGbA site. Sally is a psychology graduate with a PhD (2005) and her research speciality was Bullying in Primary Schools. For the last 10 years she has worked in the field of Spinal Cord Injury research and is currently employed as a publishing manager for an international scientific journal. Previous roles include working as a Trial Manager at the Institute of Psychiatry and as a Lecturer in Psychology at Brunel University.