Lesley Weatherson

Lesley Weatherson

Chair

Lesley is an experienced Lipspeaker and BSL Interpreter providing lipspeaking with sign support if requested. Previous ALS Chair (2013-2016), vice chair (2012-2013), treasurer (2011-2012), Lesley provides lipspeakers with up to date information regarding news related to deaf people and our profession.

Linzi Weatherson

Linzi Weatherson

Social Media Officer & Committee Member

Linzi has been lipspeaking for over 9 years providing additional signed support if requested. Linzi is on a 3-year Interpreter Training Course and has recently achieved Trainee Sign Language Interpreter (TSLI) status. Previously ALS Membership Secretary (2013-2016) and Social Media Officer (2014-2016), Linzi is now Social Media Officer for ALAS.

Laura Bradbury

Laura Bradbury

Honourable Secretary

Laura has been working as a Lipspeaker for 8 years and with d/Deaf people for over 10 years. Previously ALS Honourable Secretary (2013-2015), Laura is now Honourable Secretary for ALAS. Laura has a wealth of experience working in various settings.

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Hazel Ure-Williams

Treasurer

Hazel has worked as PA to a Deafblind entrepreneur for 20+ years.  Alongside this role, Hazel worked as a CSW for d/Deaf children at their unit in school for 11 years. Hazel is a fully qualified Lipspeaker and has recently achieved Level 6 British Sign Language. Facilitating good communication between people is her passion!

Terry Pizzey

Membership Secretary & Committee Member

Nicole Vickery

Nicole qualified as a Level Lipspeaker in March 2018 after successfully completing her course with Lipspeaker UK and Sign 4 Thoughts. She also has BSL Level 2 and Deafblind Level 1 and has worked in many domains since qualifying. Nicole really enjoys the variety that the work offers and meeting so many people within the deaf and hard of hearing communities.
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Kirsty Last

Committee Member

I am a Level 3 Lipspeaker and qualified at Level 2 BSL. I was in the Police Service for 22 years, with the majority of my service working as a Detective in CID and Serious and Organised Crime. I started to learn BSL first in 2012 after I had my daughter. I qualified as a Lipspeaker in October 2019 and I now work full time as a freelance lipspeaker. It is a fabulous and rewarding career being able to support people who are deaf or hard of hearing with communication in whatever setting they require.

Terry Pizzey

Sophie Mulligan

Student Representative

Sophie recently qualified as a Level 3 Lipspeaker after successfully completing her Lipspeaking course with Lipspeaker UK & Sign 4 Thoughts. Sophie is currently working part-time as a freelance Lipspeaker.

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