Our Clinical Board Members
Health Assured are proud to introduce our external clinical board. The board will meet every quarter to discuss both industry and clinical best practices, in addition to consulting on what Health Assured are planning to do in the future.
Prof. Sir Cary Cooper CBE
Chair of the board and Professor of Organizational Psychology
Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at ALLIANCE Manchester Business School of the University of Manchester, Immediate Past President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (HR professional body), Past President of the British Academy of Management, President of the Institute of Welfare and Founding Chair of the National Forum of Health & Wellbeing at Work (an employer body comprised of 44 major/global employers).
He is the author/editor of over 200 books (e.g. Wellbeing: Productivity and Happiness at Work, The Crisis Book, The Outstanding Middle Manager, Handbook of Stress and Health, and Editor of the six volume Wiley-Blackwell compendium Wellbeing), and over 400 scholarly articles on organizational psychology and HR topics.
He has eight Honorary doctorates and is Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (Occupational Medicine College). He is the first port of call by the national and international media on workplace health and wellbeing. He received a CBE from the Queen in 2001 for his contribution to occupational health, and was Knighted by the Queen in 2014 for his contribution to the social sciences.
Dr. Jamie Walton
Registered Forensic Psychologist
Dr. Jamie Walton is a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, a Chartered Psychologist, and an Affiliated Fellow of the British Psychology Society. Jamie has extensive experience working in the justice sector, having worked across a range of secure and community settings with diverse client groups. Jamie has spent a large part of his professional career in His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, working in senior positions at regional and national level, leading psychological services and designing and developing national assessments and manualised interventions.
Jamie is a highly specialised scientist-practitioner, researcher, author, and consultant, with research interests in biopsychosocial theory, intervention design and evaluation. He provides Health Assured with a unique perspective and depth of psychological expertise to understand complex clinical issues and helps to support our service innovation.
MSc, PGCert, PDip, AFHEA, MBACP (Accred).
Elizabeth Holt is a BACP-accredited counsellor, clinical supervisor, EMDR psychotherapist, doctoral research fellow and lecturer. She is also the supervision columnist for the BACP’s Children, Young People and Families diversional journal. Elizabeth has a special interest in working with, and support those who work with, trauma and is currently completing a doctorate in psychological trauma at the University of Chester. Since becoming a member of the BACP in 2014, she has worked in schools and universities, non-profit organisations, and spent the last seven years working in and around EAPs -- previously holding a counselling manager position. Elizabeth currently works primarily in independent practice and lectures at two universities in the North-West.
Elizabeth brings a practitioner-based perspective to the clinical board with a lens on both the client and counsellor experience of working within EAP. Having worked in EAP for many years herself and offered clinical supervision to other practitioners in this specialised area, Elizabeth has a sound understanding and empathy for the demands, challenges and extraordinary benefits that EAP brings to the lives of so many. Her position on the clinical board is one of support for positive change in the industry as Health Assured leads the way, going from strength to strength in its evolution and innovation in the sector.
Head of Counselling, Health Assured, UK
Kylie Turner graduated with a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree in 2011 and qualified as a Counsellor in 2014.
She holds a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling, has completed over 450 counselling hours and is a registered member of The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Kylie joined Health Assured in 2015. Her current role oversees the day-to-day management of our Counselling Department, ensuring overall operational efficiency and performance management across the department. She is also responsible for ensuring adherence to clinical governance across the service teams, maintaining and updating policies and ensuring all counsellors are providing the highest level of service and support to our callers.
Head of Clinical Services, Health Assured, UK
A thought leader on workplace mental health, Kayleigh has full responsibility for the management and development of the occupational health teams at the UK and Ireland’s leading mental health and wellbeing provider.
She oversees the clinical management and governance of the organisation’s wider network of affiliate counsellors and wellbeing practitioners and manages Health Assured’s trauma and wellbeing provisions. Kayleigh is a qualified Mental Health First Aider, and a regular guest speaker at industry-leading webinars and events. Her knowledge of mental health in the workplace is highly sought after.
Senior Clinical & Development Manager, Health Assured, UK
Richard has worked with Health Assured for over 10 years and is a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) member, with a Certificate in Critical Incident Stress Management. He holds a Combined Honours BA in Psychology and Counselling, as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Professional Counselling.
Richard is a Senior Clinical & Development Manager at Health Assured and, in his role, he has overseen the transition and implementation of several services across a range of public, corporate and third sector clients, developing the necessary systems and implementing processes to ensure high quality service provision, as well as building an effective counselling team.
Richard works closely as clinical lead for our key partnerships with a focus on continuous development and improvement of the "Gold Standard Service" we provide. He previously worked within an Occupational Health department for the NHS, providing in-person counselling support to staff members and has significant experience implementing change and developing processes to maximise the effectiveness and benefits of services.
His 13 years in providing counselling support to employers and employees means that he has a sound understanding of organisational agendas and workplace health & wellbeing issues that affect employees, facilitating support at both individual and organisational levels. This, coupled with his experience of service delivery management means that he is ideally placed to drive continuous development of clinical governance and service effectiveness.
CEO and Board Director of Health Assured UK
Bertrand Stern-Gillet has extensive experience in law, business development, operations, technology, finance, and M&A.
Bertrand graduated with a BA (Hons) in Economics in 2005 and qualified as an employment and criminal defence lawyer in 2007. He has extensive experience as an HR and employment lawyer, heavily focusing on the importance of mental well-being and occupational health within the workplace. During his successful career, he was recommended by Judges as a ‘high-quality lawyer’ and a ‘first-class representative.’
In his previous experience, Bertrand piloted Peninsula’s Canadian division during the global pandemic improving profitability and increasing the client base. Prior to that, he headed the acquisition of Croner-I, the UK’s leading provider of knowledge and information services in the sectors of tax, audit, accounting, HR, and health and safety.
Bertrand is also a Treasurer and executive board member of the EAPA UK (Employee Assistance Programme UK).