Our Team

Alan Armstrong

Training and ideas

Most of my work is either designing workshops and training, or working out how to use images to explain text when we do Easy Read.

I am a co researcher which takes me all over Wales and the UK.

I like football, watching rugby and walking. I’m the one in the Carmarthen office with the odd pie or pot noodle on my desk.

Mal Cansdale

Graphics design and

running Barod

I spend most of my time in the office in Carmarthen, mainly doing all the boring back room stuff that makes all the fun stuff happen. When I can I get out and about to do the training and facilitation. My laptop is the one with the Cyberman on it!

Anne Collis

Research and information

I come to the Carmarthen office when we need the full Barod brain but otherwise I work from home.  I usually meet people in an independent coffee shop – but happy to meet fellow Crossfitters for a workout then work.  I’m half-time seconded to a sociology PhD until March 2020.

Lucy Hinksman


Lucy Hinksman is a freelance photographer, currently
setting up her own business. You can find her every year at Tenby Ironman, behind a camera rather than on a bike! She is a member of Barod,
Director of All Wales People First and an active member of Pembrokeshire People First.

Lucy is one of The Bridge
action researchers.

Simon Rice

Research and photography

I am a co researcher for Barod. I do most of Barod’s media work, photography and film making. You more likely to find me behind the camera than in front of it.

When I’m not at work or volunteering for Carmarthenshire People First I’m shopping for clothes or at a Peaky Blinders convention.

Bryan Collis

Action researcher and Director

I  work from home on Barod’s research projects. My main focus at the moment is the Bridge project, collecting evidence and guiding the action research process. As a Barod Director I make sure Barod is working well and has good plans for the future. When I’m not being Barod, I’m walking our dog, making paper from wild plants in my shed, doing a crossfit workout or advising organisations about monitoring and evaluation. I am a co-chair of All Wales People First.