Lorna Brookes PhD MSc PGdip BAhons
Lorna is the founder of MyTime and a senior lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University, lecturing in Education and Early Childhood Studies. Lorna’s PhD “Bubbles, Brick Walls and Connectivity” focuses on how families affected by parental imprisonment experience community based support.
In addition to her role as lecturer, Lorna runs the MyTime support service, and her her therapeutic groups were featured in the BBC 1 documentary “Prison, My Parents and Me” (2016).
Lorna has built MyTime in collaboration with the very children it aims to serve. She passionately believes that children are more than able to generate sensible and viable solutions to their own problems.
In 2017 Lorna pitched the children desire for a self help app called MyTime at a Health Hackathon event which won The Peoples Choice Award and Project Most Likely to Success. She went on to win the Liverpool John Moores University Spotlight Research Award (25K) to build the prototype, which is currently being co-created with a team of prisoners children. (Link to app here).
Lorna recently won the Merseyside Woman of the Year Award “Women Making a Difference”. Read about it here.
Lorna is also a proud mother, and a big fan of all things music related (especially The Beatles and Indie bands).