1. Dr Alice Haynes
  2. Michela Biseo
  3. Skye Blyth-Whitelock

Dr Alice Haynes

Deputy Head of Early Years Programme - Systems

Leadership team

Alice joined in December 2019 and oversees the Early Years Programme’s evaluation, communications, policy and research work. She specialised in the perinatal period at the NSPCC, and was Development Manager for the national A Better Start programme which aims to promote good early childhood development in economically deprived areas of England. She has a PhD in social work and psychology. Alice represents AFNCCF on the First 1001 Days Movement Steering Group.



Michela Biseo

Deputy Head of Early Years Programme - Clinical

Leadership team

Michela is a Parent infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (BPC), and a Psychoanalytic Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist (Association of Child Psychotherapists - ACP). Michela is the Deputy Head of the Early Years & Prevention Department - Clinical, where she leads on clinical work and training in Infant Mental Health and Psychoanalytic Parent Infant Psychotherapy (PPIP). 

Skye Blyth-Whitelock

Deputy Head of Early Years Programme - Systems

Leadership team

Skye Blyth-Whitelock has worked in programme management for the past 10 years.  Skye began with a focus on education, psycho-social support and protection against grave rights violations for refugees and internally displaced people in conflict-affected countries in the Middle East, working with UN Women, ActionAid and War Child.  Latterly, she has led on mental health provision in the U.K., within education settings for children and young people with Mind, and now in the Early Years sector with the Anna Freud Centre.  Skye is also studying to become an Integrative Psychotherapist.  



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