Our core team

  • Fiona Jones

    Fiona Jones

    Founding Director and CEO of Bridges, Professor of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Social Care and Education, St George’s University of London and Kingston University.

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    Fiona Jones

    Fiona Jones

    Founding Director and CEO of Bridges, Professor of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Social Care and Education, St George’s University of London and Kingston University.

    Fiona combines her work to lead and oversee the direction and quality of Bridges Self-Management with her academic role as Professor of Rehabilitation Research within the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston and St Georges Universities. Fiona has worked in a variety of clinical roles in acute and community rehabilitation and became interested in self-management research after completing her MSc in 1997 and a PhD in 2005. This led to the development of the Bridges stroke self-management programme. Her work has now extended into many different areas with a focus on advancing the quality of self-management support for different stakeholders and developing programmes suitable for both acute and community healthcare settings.

  • Katie Campion

    Katie Campion

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    Katie Campion

    Katie Campion

  • Scott Ballard-Ridley

    Scott Ballard-Ridley

    Scott works to bring the patient voice to all our work and is passionate about putting the views of patients at the forefront of Bridges.

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    Scott Ballard-Ridley

    Scott Ballard-Ridley

    Scott works to bring the patient voice to all our work and is passionate about putting the views of patients at the forefront of Bridges.

    He brings his unique perspective of being a patient, as well as a healthcare professional, to our training and research.  Scott graduated as a Physiotherapist from Keele University in 2006 and shortly afterwards suffered a Stroke, causing significant physical impairment as well as loss of vision. Since his Stroke he has worked in the NHS and voluntary sectors. Scott first found out about the Bridges approach in 2014 whilst working for the Wandsworth community Neuro team. He shares his inspiring story in our new Building bridges after stroke book.

  • Evi Machova

    Evi Machova

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    Evi Machova

    Evi Machova

  • Kelly Francis

    Kelly Francis

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    Kelly Francis

    Kelly Francis

Our associate trainers

  • Bridges is a social enterprise that exists to make a difference to the lives of people who live with acute and long-term conditions, by working with teams from health, social care and the third sector, to define and deliver best practice in self-management support.

    You can reach us on 020 8767 7343 or email admin@bridgesselfmanagement.org.uk