The Road Victims Trust is supported by six Patrons and Advisers.
Viscount Jan Simon, House of Lords
Dr. Tim Dalgleish, Medical Research Council
Chief Constable Simon Parr, Cambridgeshire Constabulary
H M Coroner David S Morris Esq, Bedfordshire and S W Cambridgeshire
Barrister Tim Sharpe, Temple Garden Chambers
Lady Sue Acland, Former client
Viscount Simon (Jan David Simon)
The son of the second Viscount Simon, he was educated at Westminster School and the School of Navigation, Southampton University. He was further educated at Sydney Technical College.In 1993 he succeeded to his Father’s viscountcy and is one of the ninety hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords. Viscount Simon is a Hertfordshire resident and is Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety; a Trustee of the Guild of Experienced Motorists a Road Safety Charity; a Trustee ofSafety House; President of the Driving Instructors’ Association since 2000: and President of GEM Motoring Assist since 2004. He has supported the Road Victims Trust since its formation in Hertfordshire in 2010.
Dr Tim Dalgleish MA, PhD, MSc, CPsychol, AMBPsS
Dr Dalgleish is a chartered clinical psychologist whose area of expertise is in psychological and psychiatric aspects of personal injury including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, and stress. His research also interests include: experimental investigation of cognition-emotion relationships; translating basic science research into depression and post-traumatic stress into clinical intervention and assessment; and functional, theoretical modelling of emotions. He is currently a member of the Emotion Research Group and Co-supervisor of the Cognition, Emotion and Mental Health Programmefor the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit based at Cambridge University.
Chief Constable Simon Parr
Simon Parr has 28 years policing experience starting his career in Sussex Constabulary. He was appointed Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire in 2010 having previously served in Hertfordshire Constabulary as both Assistant Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable. On the national policing scene Simon has lead roles in emergency procedures, the Police National Mobilisation Plan and Police Response to Prison Disputes. He was instrumental in the development of the Road Victims Trust in Hertfordshire from 2009 and is supporting the further development of the Trust support work for road victims into Cambridgeshire.
H M Coroner David S Morris Esq
David Morris is the Coroner for Bedfordshire and South & West Cambridgeshire. He also sits as a Judge on Mental Health Review Tribunals and is a member of the Law Society. He has been associated with the RVT in a number of roles including as a long standing member of the Management Committee since the Trust formation in 1995.
Barrister Tim Sharpe
A graduate of Cambridge University, Tim was described as a "tenacious and talented young barrister" by Chambers & Partners 2009. The 2010 edition of Chambers and Partners says he is "as tenacious a young man as you'll find at the Bar." He maintains a busy general common law practice that includes personal injury claims, insurance litigation and costs litigation. Further, he has extensive experience of inquests and defending Health and Safety prosecutions.
Lady Sue Acland
Born in London and raised in Essex Lady Acland has had a varied working life spending time in law, local government and the police before going back to college in her late-thirties to secure two degrees and a teaching qualification. She has spent the last 20 years teaching for the Open University. In addition she is a volunteer adviser at the Citizens Advice Bureau. In 2009 folliwng the death of her husband in a collision Sue became a client of the RVT and since then has worked tirelessly to see the Trust's services be made available to the residents of Cambridgeshire. In recognition of the fact that this will happen in April 2013 her efforts were rewarded by her appointment as a Patron in February 2013.