Axcis Ambassadors

Axcis Ambassadors

Axcis Ambassadors

Axcis Ambassadors

Axcis Ambassadors

We are thrilled to introduce our Axcis Ambassadors. These are notable individuals who are involved with the SEND sector and who support the work we do at Axcis. You may have seen guest posts on our blog from them, or you may have heard about wonderful SEND products or services they offer. Find out more about them here.

Dr Emily Lovegrove (AKA The Bullying Dr)



Dr Emily Lovegrove (BSc. PhD), AKA “The Bullying Doctor” is a psychologist and anti-bullying consultant. Emily works with individuals and institutions where there is anxiety about dealing with aggressive behaviours or situations (e.g. in schools, hospitals, with musicians and therapists). She explains the mechanics of aggression and encourages understanding of the biological and neurological responses that make ignoring or standing up to aggression difficult or even impossible.

Emily facilitates seeing how our appearance affects nearly every human transaction. Her aim is always to put in place effective anti-bullying strategies and to encourage defusing difficult situations. She is a media spokesperson for The British Psychological Society on appearance and bullying.

Emily also runs workshops for Welsh Assembly Govt. as well as for a variety of other organisations.

She is the author of the many books including "Autism, Bullying and Me". 


Danielle Brown MBE


Danielle Brown MBE started archery on her fifteenth birthday and three years later she was on the Great Britain team, jumping in as World Number 1 and hanging onto that position for the rest of her career. Danielle won gold at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and retained her title in London 2012, as well as winning 5 World Championship Titles. She became the first disabled person to represent England at the Commonwealth Games (and win gold) as an able-bodied athlete. Danielle works as a keynote speaker, trainer and coach.

In 2019, Danielle was made a patron for the charity nasen – the National Association for Special Educational Needs. Axcis have been long-standing partners to this charity and are proud to support the work they do for the sector.

Danielle is also co-author of book entitled “Be Your Best Self” which was written in partnership with a young boy called Nathan Kai.

Click here to view one of several blogs that Danielle has written for Axcis or visit her website for more info.


Graham Chatterley



Graham Chatterley previously worked as an assistant head at a school in Warrington for pupils with a range of SEMH needs. He has 4 children, the youngest 2 of which have varying ASD needs. One being very high functioning with some social and understanding difficulties, however managing well in a mainstream setting. The other having significant ASD, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder needs requiring an SLD setting. This puts Graham in an insightful position, understanding the demands of both a home and education setting for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Graham now runs his own training and consultancy venture, called “Challenging Perceptions”. His aim is to help teachers and other education professionals to “look beneath the behaviour” and to effectively support children without (or with minimal) use of punitive measures. His ethos reflects the “seek first to understand” mentality and supports the idea of building relationships with challenging pupils in order to effectively support them. You can read more about this venture here.

We are proud to receive regular guest posts from Graham on this blog – here are a few you might like to take a look at:


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