Bobbie Print, CQSW

Bobbie has specialised in work with young people who sexually abuse for 18 years. Bobbie was a founding member of NOTA (the National Association for the Treatment of Abusers), has authored a number of publications and has trained nationally in this field. Bobbie established G-map with Dave O'Callaghan in 1998.

Service Managers:

Laura Wylie, BA (Hons) Psychology, MSc Forensic Psychology

Before joining G-map in January 2009 Laura spent 10 years working and conducting research across a range of forensic settings. This included providing psychological services to adolescents with emotional and behavioural difficulties in a secure care setting and to adult sex offenders within the Scottish Prison Service. In addition to  undertaking direct assessment and therapeutic work with Children and young people, Laura provides consultancy and supervision. Laura is involved in the development and delivery of G-map's national training courses and has represented G-map at national and international level via seminars and key note presentations on G-map's adaption of the Good Lives Model.

Dr. Helen Griffin, BA (Hons), PA Dip, NVQ4, Foren.Psy.D., CPsychol

Helen is also our Head of Research. She is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist and a member of the Division of Forensic Psychology. Helen is registered with the Heath and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). Helen is one of the authors of the AIM2 assessment tool, for use with young people who display sexually harmful behaviour. In addition to undertaking direct assessments and therapeutic work with young people, Helen has provided consultation and liaison to carers and professionals. She is also responsible for psychometric testing at G-map and for research that G-map have been involved in to further develop this area. Prior to joining G-map in January 2006, Helen's work experience included working with socially excluded young people, youth work and research completed for the Youth Justice Trust and Youth Justice Board. Helen has published articles and book chapters in this field of work and has peer reviewed articles.

Senior Practitioners:

Karen Ashworth,   Dip Social Work & Learning Disability Nursing, SW Practice Educator for Student Social Work.

Karen qualified as a social worker in 2001. She has worked in a variety of social work roles, including six years with adults and young people with a learning disability and 15 years in local authority Safeguarding Children’s Services. In 2014 she became an Advanced Practitioner in a Complex Safeguarding Team working with children and young people vulnerable to criminal and sexual exploitation prior to becoming an Independent Reviewing Officer. Karen has developed training on exploitation and delivered it to a variety of agencies. Karen has also held responsibility for conducting AIM assessments with young people considered to have displayed harmful sexual behaviour as well as the Trauma Symptom Checklist.

Sharon Leeson, RNMH, Dip HE (Community Nursing)

Sharon’s work experience is in learning disability nursing in hospitals, community residential settings, and community nursing where she has worked with adults, including individuals with challenging behaviour. Whilst working with G-map Sharon has developed and delivered assessment and intervention training as part of national training courses both to individual services and national conferences representing G-map both nationally and internationally. Sharon also provides consultation and liaison to residential providers and statutory services.

Vanessa Woodrow, BSc (Hons) Social Work

Prior to joining G-map as a Senior Practitioner in April 2022, Vanessa had over 16 years experience working with children and young people in education, health, private and voluntary sector roles. Vanessa was employed by the NSPCC for nine years, and worked therapeutically with children and young people with harmful sexual behaviour in a role that included completing court mandated assessments of risk, and supporting carers to implement safety plans. Vanessa also assisted in supporting children experiencing adoption breakdowns. Vanessa is an experienced qualified social worker and worked for Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council for five years in a safeguarding team dealing with complex cases including domestic abuse, child sexual and criminal exploitation, FGM, modern slavery and trafficking, radicalisation/extremism, and serious organised crime.

Verity Mukandu, B.A (Hons) Criminal Justice, B.A (Hons) in Community Justice, NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Probation Studies, Level 2 Practice Educator for Student Social Work.

Verity qualified as a Probation Officer in 2006 before working as a Case Manager, supervising children on Court Orders at Trafford Youth Offending Service. In 2010 she became a Senior Practitioner with Wigan Youth Offending Team and was acting Operational Manager for nine months in 2013. Verity has worked at G-map since August 2016.

Jessica Eyre, B.A. (Hons) Social Work

Prior to joining G-map as a Senior Practitioner in May 2022, Jessica practised as a Children’s Social Worker for six years and has worked within Child Protection and Safeguarding and Assessment Teams. Jessica also worked within Complex Safeguarding for two years, specialising and working alongside the police to support children and young people who were at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation, Child Criminal Exploitation and Modern Day Slavery. Jessica supported to develop the team and delivered training to other agencies and services around exploitation and Complex Safeguarding.

Nik Kosman, BA (Hons) Psychology, PGDip in Social Work.

Nik is a qualified social worker registered with Social Work England (SWE). Prior to G-map Nik worked in various roles, including post-adoption support with children and their families. For two years, Nik worked as the National Head Coordinator of short breaks and residential services, a role that involved developing and coordinating therapeutic programmes with young people, families and professionals and delivering therapeutic input. Nik also has experience of working in local authority Children's Social Care in a Safeguarding and Assessment Team.

Clinical Consultant:

Dr. Dawn Fisher, BA (Hons), M.Clin.Psych, Ph.D

Dr Fisher is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist, currently working independently. She was formerly the Lead Consultant Psychologist at St Andrew’s Healthcare, Birmingham and at Llanarth Court Hospital, S. Wales. She was also Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham.   As well as providing consultancy to G-map, she provides consultancy to Barnardo's Better Futures Project in Bridgend.  

Dr Fisher has worked with sex offenders throughout her career, has published widely on the topic and spoken regularly at conferences.  She was a member of the Home Office Accreditation Panel for Sex Offender programmes and a member of the STEP team involved in the evaluation of sex offender programmes in prison and community settings for the Home Office.  She has been involved in research evaluating the effectiveness of sex offender treatment programmes, co-authored an accredited sex offender treatment programme and was a member of the Correctional Services Panel for several years.  Dr Fisher was a founder member of NOTA.


Catherine Hall, Senior Administrator

Debbie Smith, Administrator