Annie began her mediation training with Peaceworks in 2003 and joined the Peaceworks schools' team at an early stage of its development in 2004. In 2006 Annie took on the management of the team and began to significantly contribute to the writing and editing of materials, and training staff as well as teaching students.
Her interest in conflict resolution and mediation led Annie to undertake an MSc in Conflict Resolution and Mediation studies at Birkbeck College (University of London) in 2008. Alongside her work in schools across West Sussex, Annie is involved in a mediation project with Peaceworks working with families in crisis. A Recognised Member of the College of Mediators, she has also gained experience in mediation in family (ancillary to divorce) mediation, workplace mediation and inter-generational mediation.
Annie Sneller originally trained as a nurse and worked part time as a community RGN whilst bringing up her family. On completion of her nursing career in 2001, Annie pursued her interest in community and family support by working as a Family Link Worker for West Sussex County Council for 2 years.
Always involved in community projects, Annie has set up a children's play-scheme in her local rural area, served on the Community Voluntary Services Committee for a number of years, participated in community planning groups, served as a school governor and is currently chair of a voluntary management committee for a local playgroup. In her role as part of a local church leadership team she has worked to build links between community and church and is also trained in pastoral care and counselling.