Meet The BAT Team
BAT is led by a passionate, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking team with a wealth of experience across table tennis, health campaigns & initiatives, equipment design & development, and the arts.
They're dedicated to changing the face of Alzheimer's treatment across the globe, to improving the lives of those affected by the disease, and to showcasing how table tennis can be used as a hugely effective drug free intervention!
Diane Jervis: BAT Trustee and Head of Comms
Diane was integral in the launch of the flagship Bounce venue in 2012, now working on brand rollout, concept development and project management. In 2013, along with Fellow Trustee, and CEO of Bounce, Adam Breeden, Diane launched BAT Foundation as Legacy Trustee in 2013, achieving charity status as Bounce Alzheimer’s Therapy UK the following year.
Being passionate about all things competitive, especially ping pong, has held Diane in good stead to drive both Bounce and BAT forward and to help realise the dreams of the charity – to positively impact the lives of those living with dementia, and their carers, through Drug Free, table tennis therapy programmes.
You can e-mail Diane on [email protected]
Ian Craigton-Chambers: BAT Trustee and Creative Director
Ian is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, a Senior Associate of the University of Stirling, and a Consultant with the internationally acclaimed Dementia Services Development Centre. Ian fuses together innovative design, cogent neuroscience, and imaginative technology, in his remit of markedly extending the parameters of non-medicinal Dementia Therapy.
To this end and through the development of progressive equipment & treatment initiatives, Ian and his design team are successfully enhancing the therapeutic experience and it's long term benefits, with the introduction & implementation of a range of extremely effective, yet practical remedies to significantly reduce cognitive decline in early onset Alzheimer's.
You can e-mail Ian on [email protected]
Andrew Battley: BAT Project Manager and Medical Research Lead
Andrew is ping pong crazy having played for over 28 years! He’s spent several years changing the face of social ping pong across the UK…delivering street ping pong festival Ping!, older person health and wellbeing Ping Pong Care Campaign, and national university events project Pongathon Uni Challenge...and is now leading the charge on BAT’s medical research with KCL and public fundraising.
If you want to know more about our research, are interested in joining the study, would like to volunteer at BAT events, or wish to fundraise for your local community, then get in touch…Andrew loves to talk ping pong and BAT!
You can e-mail Andrew on [email protected]
Brian Kerr: BAT Ambassador
Brian began his ping pong journey way back in the Caribbean training the local police how to play. Following a few years away from the game, it was a chance conversation at Bounce that got Brian back into the sport in a big way, supporting senior sessions at Bounce…and he hasn’t looked back.
Tirelessly appearing at all our events, exhibitions, and table donations as an ambassador for BAT, Brian not only supports us, he has also won awards from his employers for the work he does…even generously donating a £1,000 cheque to the charity!
“I am so passionate about table tennis and grateful to be involved in such an awesome charity. Seeing how BAT is using the sport to transform lives and how patients are benefiting gives such a sense of satisfaction.”