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Meet the Team

Michelle Hallam RNLD - Service Manager

Michelle has been a learning disability nurse for 20 years. Her experience is working predominantly with severe and challenging behaviour. She managed 2 other Cygnet services for 18 months prior to Cygnet Cedar Vale and gained a ‘Good’ CQC rating in both services.

Emily Taylor RMN - Head of Care

Before joining Cygnet Cedar Vale, Emily had 5 years prior experience in other ASD services. She has an interest in trauma related interventions for individuals with ASD.

Niraj Singh - Responsible Clinician (Locum)

A consultant psychiatrist with over 10 years’ experience, on the specialist register for neurodevelopmental and intellectual disabilities. Experienced in community, inpatient and forensic work. Additional roles include educational supervisor as well as a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Trent executive committee and Chair of the East Midlands Regional ID Clinicians Group.

Rebekah Childs - Occupational Therapist

Rebecca is a specialist occupational therapist who has worked for Cygnet since 2018. She previously worked in a rehabilitation service for women with personality disorders before joining the Cygnet Cedar Vale team in 2019. Prior to qualifying Rebekah worked as a support worker in learning disability and autism services for 6 years.

Rina Mistry - Speech and Language Therapist

Rina has worked with a wide range of individuals with speech, language and communication needs in a variety of different settings. She joined the Cygnet team as a specialist speech and language therapist in January 2020.

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