John Kimmet — Chief Executive
Born in Glasgow, and following a career in business senior management and the community police service, John entered community services with Mission Australia in Brisbane in 2006, working with long term unemployed and disadvantaged adults. John is responsible for the day to day running of Later Learning.org, including commercial management, fund raising, administration, course development and design, and community liaison. John also leads on our role as a Community Partner of the University of Glasgow, providing placements for up to 3 students each year on the Taught Masters (M.Sc.) Programme on Teaching Adults. He also leads on the delivery of our courses to our disadvantaged clients, the private and public sectors, and the voluntary sector. He holds an honours degree in Business and a Masters degree in Teaching Adults from the University of Glasgow.
Kirsty Cameron – Associate Practitioner
Kirsty is a graduate of the University of Glasgow with an MA (SocSc) Hons in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Teaching Adults, Kirsty shares our vision that active engagement in learning and experience is a critical platform on which adults can build better lives. Based in Glasgow, she will work on our current programmes as well as developing her practice in areas of special interest.
Zana Lamont – Associate Practitioner- Mindfullness
Zana is an experienced Mindfulness practitioner and a qualified teacher. She completed the 3-year Mindfulness/Compassion/Insight training programme run by the Mindfulness Association, as well as their teaching qualification and now facilitates the 8-week Mindfulness Based Living Course programme for a variety of different groups. She believes that the experiential nature of this approach is a large part of what helps people move towards fulfilling their potential.
She has worked extensively in the field of complementary and alternative medicine with Diplomas in Osteopathy and Human Givens counselling. She has recently retired as Principal of the Western School of Professional Therapy Education, which she co-founded with her husband almost 20 years ago. It is based at and accredited by Glasgow Caledonian University.
Zana also holds a BA in Spanish and French from Strathclyde University and a Teaching Diploma from Jordanhill College.
Details of Zana’s introductory programme to Mindfullness are available on the “courses” page of our website.
John Lamont — Convenor
John runs a busy practice specialising in sports and biomechanical injuries and conditions in Ayr. He recently retired as The Director of Studies of the Western School of Professional Therapy Education, although he continues to deliver the School’s accredited professional Programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Isobel is a Procurator Fiscal Depute in Glasgow where she deals with the whole range of cases which come before the courts. This gives her an important understanding of the societal consequences of crime and disadvantage.
Geraldine Farrell — Treasurer
Geraldine works in finance for a national home improvements company in East Kilbride, and as a trustee of LaterLearning monitors the financial compliance of the organisation.