Islay is one of our Employment Advisers.
Patrick is our Marketing & Social Media Officer. He helps to enhance our social media presence and develop our marketing strategy. He also keeps our website updated, and uses his graphic design and video editing skills to create marketing resources. Patrick initially joined Into Work as an intern supported through Inclusion Scotland, and is excited to be continuing on in his role.
- Year Joined: 2021
- Favourite Film: The Goonies
- Biggest Achievement: Winning an episode of Fifteen to One
Anne is our Administrator. Anne covers most functions in the organisation, including HR, Finance, Recruitment, All in Edinburgh administration and reporting. She also handles general day to day administration across the organisation.
- Year Joined: 2019
- Football Team: Liverpool FC
- Languages Spoken: I speak 5 languages and understand all Scandinavian languages too
Fiona is one of our Associate Trainers.
Fiona, a disability advocate and consultant, has delivered autism and neurodiversity training to employers, muti-disciplinary practitioners and on post graduate courses and was on the Working Group for the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s report on Autism in Adults (CR28).
Fiona is active in the autism communities as a Trustee of Scottish Autism, on the Committee of Autistic Mutual Aid Society Edinburgh, as an Executive Director of the European Council of Autistic People, as a member of the Autism Cross Party Group and Inclusion Scotland’s pan-disability People Led Policy Panel. Fiona is also a co-facilitator on Autism Rights Group Highland’s Scottish Government funded post diagnosis support group for parents.
After graduating from Manchester University, Fiona qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London and worked in the financial sector for 19 years. Positions included Head of Group Financial Reporting at Royal Bank of Scotland and Vice President Accounting Advisory at Citigroup.
Fiona received her autism diagnosis 14 years ago, a year after her youngest daughter.
- Year Joined: 2020
- Secret Talent: Speed typing
- Dream Holiday Destination: Any country with a new culture and dry heat
Tanya is one of our Associate Trainers. She is a Chartered Librarian who has worked in both public libraries and school libraries (both primary and secondary) for many years. In addition to working as an Autism Works Trainer, Tanya currently works part time as Project Lead Librarian for a public library service. In this role, she creates, obtains funding for, and manages various projects.
Tanya is a board member for the autistic led charity the Scottish Women’s Autism Network (SWAN). Tanya is also a professional storyteller and has shared stories with many different groups of people, from children in nurseries, to adults living with dementia. Tanya has two autistic children and recently received her own autism diagnosis.
- Year Joined: 2020
- Secret Talent: I can spin wool and have 2 beautiful spinning wheels
- Pets: 2 dogs – a whippet who is full of mischief, and a greyhound who loves getting his ears rubbed