Bryan has worked in the disabled student support sector since 1996. He has been a support worker, support worker co-ordinator, adviser, deputy manager and manager, and worked at 4 universities (Sheffield Hallam, Brunel, Manchester and Sheffield). He has been in his current post as Head of Disability & Dyslexia Support Service at the University of Sheffield for 4 years.
His relevant qualifications include a PG Cert in Education of Children and Young People with Autism (Sheffield Hallam University 2003), Stage 2 British Sign Language (CACDP/Signature 2002), OCN and Signature qualifications for note-taker training and note-taking.
He was chair of the management committee for Deaf Advice Service Sheffield from 2006 until it became part of Sheffield Citizen’s Advice in 2014, when he continued for a further 18 months as a trustee.
He believes that the work NADP does is essential to our sector – lobbying, ensuring that colleagues are up to date with changes to government policy, and creating various ways in which colleagues can discuss, debate and learn from each other.