Mixed Ability Forum

The Mixed Ability Forum is the advisory body to IMAS. The Forum has the mandate to provide guidance and expertise on social impact, research, strategy, policy, and future development.

The Mixed Ability Forum is made up of participants, coaches, professionals and experts who share our vision to grow into an ever more innovative organisation. We can’t thank them enough for their time and commitment.

We would welcome new members to the Forum. Please get in touch if you would like to be involved!


Mixed Ability Forum Chair

Marilena Giuliacci


Psychologist and therapist, with almost twenty years of experience in social and youth policies and educational activities. She works predominantly with minors, adults and elderly people with disabilities, psychiatric disorder and people at risk of social exclusion. She is interested in gender policies and inclusion. She is co-founder and team advisor of Chivasso Rugby Onlus, Italian’s first Mixed Ability team, and great advocate of IMAS and the Mixed Ability Model across Europe.


Forum members

Dr Jen Dyer

Lecturer in Sustainability at the University of Leeds


Sarah Jane Murray

Unorthobox Founder



Iosu Izuskitza

President of Down Araba-Isabel Orbe


Eneko Gañan Valverde

FER rugby referee



Mark Purvis

Director of Postgraduate GP Education and Head of School of Primary Care in Yorkshire and the Humber


Anthony Waddington

Founder and Project Director at Participate



Maeve D’Arcy

Sundays Well Rebels Head Coach


Gwilym Lewis

Mixed Ability Ambassador



María Cecilia Fernández Urruzola

Professor at University of Salvador and Pumpas XV manager


Miguel Angel Verdugo

Professor, Director and senior scientist at the Institute on Community Integration (INICO), University of Salamanca