Miranda Theobald: Trustee

Miranda has worked for charities for 17 years and is extremely passionate about human rights and equality. She trained as a counsellor and recently qualified as a Family Support Worker. She lives in the Cotswolds with her husband, two boys and dog Bella. When Miranda was younger, she was very lucky to have travelled all over the world....

Dr. Onyoja Momoh: Trustee

Onyója Momoh is an English barrister and academic expert in international child and family law. Alongside practice at the Bar, she completed her doctoral research with an Elphinstone PhD scholarship at the University of Aberdeen, examining domestic and family violence in the context of the Article 13(1) b) exception of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention. Onyója is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Aberdeen and the appointed UK research assistant on the major collaborative EU-funded POAM project exploring the utility and effectiveness of protective measures to safeguard mothers and children in Hague Return proceedings. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and has delivered training, lectures, and papers around the world on international family law....

Dr. Ruth Lamont: Trustee

Ruth is a trustee of GlobalARRK. She is a senior lecturer in family and child law at the University of Manchester, UK. She has worked with research projects and related activities of GlobalARRK since 2017. She has previously acted as a member of the advisory committee and worked on the project developing advice for children caught up in the legal process associated with child abduction. Her research has focused on the implications of cross-border family life and the law relating to child abduction and relocation of families with children. She is an expert on the case law and approach of the courts to decisions in relating to child abduction, and on family law in England and Wales.  ...

Ellie Watson: Parent Support Coordinator

Ellie Watson is the Parent Support Coordinator for GlobalARRK. She has MSc in Psychological Trauma from the University of Chester and has been a lecturer at the University of Bath for over 10 years. She has also been supporting vulnerable adults and children affected by someone else’s substance misuse over the last decade. Ellie is a voluntary Trustee for a charity which delivers free counselling to those affected by life threatening illness. She lives in Somerset with her husband, teenage son and rather large Labrador Rocky....

Amy Carlse: Legal Network Coordinator

Amy is the Legal Network Coordinator sourcing legal professionals to support families who find themselves in need during international family law disputes. She is keen to find the best possible advocates for “stuck” families and raise awareness on the issues GlobalARRK promotes. Amy comes from a corporate legal background, holding legal qualifications in both the UK and New Zealand. She also has developed an overseas family-based charity initiative that increases book readership and literacy rates among disadvantaged children and parents....

Duncan Millard: Trustee

Duncan Millard founded Leeds charity Oblong in 1996, leading the organisation and working with the NHS to create the Head Space mental well-being course, which has been delivered to hundreds of people all over Leeds. He has created many other well-being courses for the local authority, private trusts and the health service including Mindful Gardening, Mindmate Families and Peaceful Minds. He is currently Mental Wellbeing Co-ordinator of Humans Being, focusing on mental wellbeing and gender role stereotypes....

Roz Osborne: Founder / Director

  Roz is the founder of GlobalARRK, which she started in 2012 when she was a stuck parent in Portugal. Roz and the amazing team of volunteers and staff have achieved so much since 2012: supporting over a thousand stuck parents, raising awareness of the issues, promoting research and collecting statistics. Due to the hundreds of cases, Roz has been involved with over the years, she has a deep understanding of the challenges stuck parents typically face. She works tirelessly to improve the situation on every level: attending international events, meeting with policymakers and working with individual parents. Diverse life experiences have guided her role as the Director of GlobalARRK. Previously she has been a charity trustee, a project coordinator and successful in securing funding bids. However, the cornerstone of her motivation and experience lies in her work directly with children. Roz has a post-graduate degree in Education and has…...

Tatiana: Legal Network

Tatiana is managing the legal network.  She has experience in Family Law and a personal interest in helping families who find themselves helpless in distressing situations.  She is a keen advocate for the rights of families and is committing any extra time she has to providing pro bono assistance to those who need it most....

Katie: Parent Support Volunteer

Katie is a Parent Support Volunteer for GlobalARRK. After voluntary returning to Singapore due to The Hague Convention and subsequently being awarded relocation to the UK nearly 3 years later she understands the challenges, complexity and effects it has on lives. Being a stuck parent with her two young children on the other side of the world from family has taught such resilience and patience. Returning to the UK she is dedicated to raising awareness, really listening to those who need support and promoting well being on any step of the journey.  ...

Sarah: Accounts

Sarah is the Bookkeeper/Accountant for GlobalARRK. She maintains the financial records for the charity. Sarah was born in the UK and became a stuck parent in Australia, where she worked for the NT Government in Project Management roles. Sarah was eventually able to return to the United Kingdom in 2015 where she re-trained as an Accountant. She feels incredibly lucky to have been able to return “home” and now wishes to contribute towards helping others who are experiencing difficulties returning to their homeland....

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Kim: Marketing & Communications

Kim helps manage the GlobalARRK website, including writing the blog and any other Marketing Communications that the charity needs support with. She discovered GlobalARRK in early 2017 after withdrawing her request to remove her two children from the UK to return to her native home in Canada. Having felt as though she lost her voice in the process, Kim is using her own experience and communication skills to help raise awareness of the need for change and the support that GlobalARRK has to offer. Kim is Founder of a strategic marketing consultancy based in the UK and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Her marketing communications career spans 25 years in both Canada and the UK....

Bianca: Parent Support Volunteer

Bianca is a Parent Support Volunteer for GlobalARRK. She has personal experience of being a Stuck Parent, originally from New Zealand. Bianca and her two children were returned to the UK by the Hague Convention in 2014 and a subsequent relocation application was unsuccessful.  She has gone on to create a happy life in the UK despite the significant challenges that present when being a Stuck Parent.  She says “I understand how difficult it is for families facing homelessness, having no family support close by, enduring financial difficulties, isolation, uncertainty and often ongoing abuse and harassment from an ex-partner, while navigating a court system that is expensive, slow and rarely effective in protecting vulnerable families”. “I’d like Stuck Parents to believe that they can create good experiences with, and for their children, wherever they are, despite the mountain of hurdles in the way”.  I am here to listen, support and help!...