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Dr Leanne Short
Senior Educational
Psychologist and Director


Leanne worked as an Educational Psychologist for Liverpool City Council for 5 years after completing her Doctorate at Newcastle University. Prior to this, Leanne completed a Masters Degree in Mental Health Practice at Manchester University and worked with Wigan Specialist Eating Disorders Clinic.

During her three-year undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Liverpool, Leanne worked with families home educating their children with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition and co-morbid difficulties.

Leanne has worked as an Independent Educational Psychologist since 2015 supporting families and schools across the North West of England. Having built a reputation amongst many SEND communities, Leanne founded Aroa in July 2022, forming a team of EPs to provide exceptional psychological services across England and North Wales.

mrs Lindsey Davies
Executive Operations manager


Lindsey spent 21 years in the airline industry before moving into medical administration, initially within a private hospital setting prior to her current role. The airline industry provided a great background for developing a number of core and complementary skills that now complement the work Lindsey does for Aroa Educational Psychology Services in the role of Personal Assistant.

Front and centre of these are strong interpersonal skills. An ability to deal with complex and multiple situations with an empathetic understanding enable Lindsey to deliver care and service that put Aroa Educational Psychology Services as a best-in-class provider. As a first point of contact for many, Lindsey understands and represents the business in a way that creates a level of comfort and understanding that all needs will be dealt with to the highest of standards.

mrs Elizabeth Snell
Executive Assistant


Liz was a CIPD qualified HR Adviser for 10 years after gaining an International Business Management degree at Northumbria University. After returning to education to complete an A-Level in Creative Writing, Liz has worked as a freelance Copywriter and Editor for Yorkshire based magazines and charities. 

miss Olivia warwick-Bower Assistant Educational Psychologist

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