SEDi represents a unique community learning and development infrastructure, underpinned by global collaborations with some of the most respected and accomplished expert individuals and organisations across a variety of fields within the field of emerging Social Emotional Development.

This deliberate approach by SEDi founder Jay Baughan, ensures that SEDi provides an unparalleled and highly credible range of expertise and learning resources, with each partnership connecting SEDi into science-based and proven methodology, proven training resources and best practices; which we push-out into communities across the world.

Public, Private and Third Sector teams can gain unrivalled access to learning and development support across the fields of: Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness, Autism, Trauma & ACEs, and Social Emotional Learning.

The following people are our experts within the respective Focus Areas, each person provides SEDi with a unique and rich legacy of work and best practice for us to embed into their respective expertise area.

This collaborative approach is mutually benefiting, giving our experts a wider reach and  allows SEDi to design and provide expert-driven programmes, with leading-edge resources and the tangibility required to underpin investment.

Emotional Intelligence & Mindfulness

Dr. Martyn Newman, PhD., DPsych – Managing Director of RocheMartin

Martyn is a Consulting Psychologist with an international reputation as an expert in emotional intelligence (EQ), leadership and mindfulness.

Martyn is visiting Fellow in Leadership at Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University and a consultant to the European Union and the Bulgarian Government’s Ministry of Finance. He is also the author of ‘Emotional Capitalists – The New Leaders’, and ‘The Mindfulness Book.

Judy Purse – Director of RocheMartin

Judy is a Consulting Psychologist, child development specialist and co-founder of RocheMartin.

She has a strong background in designing professional development profiles for corporations, is the co-creator of RocheMartin’s globally acclaimed psychometric instruments and reports for building emotional intelligence: the ‘Emotional Capital Report’ (ECR) and the ‘ECR Youth’.

Social Emotional Learning

David A. Levine – Director of The School of Belonging

David is widely recognised throughout the USA, North & South America for his innovative social culture building work, youth development training, and empathy in education initiatives.

He has written four books including Teaching Empathy and The School of Belonging, served as the chief trainer for the United States Department of Education’s Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Program and has been featured in the New York Times, National Public Radio, Air America Radio, and ABC TV News.

In 2016, after 30 years of working with schools and communities across the globe, David founded The Teaching Empathy Institute which is headquartered 90 miles north of New York City.

Brian Dawson – Director of Tshanduko Educational Consultants

Brian is the former executive director of Round Square, the not for profit network of 150 schools worldwide representing a student capacity in the region of 90,000 and a teacher/management workforce of around 7,500.

A career teacher and senior educational leader since 1982, Brian now maintains a professional involvement by providing strategic and operational consultancy services into the education sectors within Africa and Asia.


Dr. Simon Wallace – Director of AT Autism

Simon has worked in the field of autism since 1994, and leads At Autism’s international activities, particularly around health services.

Simon has held research and honorary clinical positions at the Institute of Psychiatry in London and the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and he co-wrote the European Commission’s DG-SANCO strategy on autism, going on to build a network of nine government departments in south-east Europe.

As Research Director of UK medical research charity Autistica, he wrote and implemented their five year research strategy.

Linda Woodcock – Director of AT Autism

Linda leads AT Autism’s work with individuals with autism and their families, devising and delivering innovative person centred training courses for parents and families in understanding autism and behaviours that challenge.

She also delivers training to professionals within health, social care and education services, as well as the criminal justice system, carrying out assessments and service audit and reviews working both in the UK and internationally.

Michael McCreadie B.Sc., P.G.C.E., Dip S.L., M.Phil., M.Sc., D.Phil.

Michael is a Health Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience working with people with neuro-developmental conditions and/or acquired brain injury.

Michael works in a range of health, educational and care settings in the UK, Scandinavia and Ireland.

In addition, to clinical responsibilities Michael has substantial input to the Atlass programme and a teaching remit within Strathclyde University.

Dr. Andrew McDonnell BSc., MSc., PhD. – Managing Director of Studio III

Andrew is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, promoting the ideals, philosophies and benefits of non-aversive behaviour management.

Internationally his work is the fusion of skills drawn from academic researchers, applied clinicians, psychologists (educational and clinical), speech and language therapists, doctors, teachers, movement skills trainers as well as nurses with RMN and RMNH qualifications.

Trauma & ACEs

Jane Evans, Expert & Author in Trauma & ACEs

Jane is an international Trainer & Published Author, an expert in early years Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

She regularly appears on televison and radio relating to children impacted by childhood trauma, child to parent violence and abuse, as well as Trauma and attachment needs in early years. Jane internationally trains Public, Private and Third Sector teams in these areas.