Staff

Founder and Director of CSH

Rachel has a Human Sciences degree (Oxford) and a Master’s degree in demography and epidemiology from the London School of Economics. She worked in public health initiatives in the UK, Georgia and Kazakhstan before helping to develop The Cochrane Library during the first decade of its life.

Medical Director

Frances led the development of CSH's principles of sustainable clinical practice and the innovative Sustainable Specialties programmes. She has a particular interest in engaging health professionals in clinical transformation and sustainable leadership. 

NHS Forest and Green Space Programme Lead

Ben is a Zoology graduate with 20 years' experience in developing and delivering environmental initiatives in the North West of England. As part of the team behind the £14 million Target: Wellbeing regional portfolio, Ben has also worked alongside sustainable development experts to explore how green spaces can help our cities adapt to a changing climate.

Finance Director and Project Manager

In addition to being responsible for all financial aspects, Ingeborg leads the work within CSH on sustainable food and carbon modelling in healthcare. After a first degree in nutrition, she worked in an Integrated Rural Nutrition Programme in Zambia before doing her Master’s degree in Analysis for Healthcare Decisions at the London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene. Contact Inge

NHS Forest Programme Lead

Sarah has developed the NHS Forest since its inception in 2009. She is an experienced sustainability advisor, with an MA in environment and development from Kings College, London. She has worked extensively in the state sector, including for DEFRA and also worked for an environmental consultancy.

Head of Fundraising

Jacqueline is a fundraiser with extensive experience of the third sector. She worked for Oxfam for 10 years, managing the organisation's Trusts and Institutional funding, and as a freelance fundraiser. Most recently she set up fundraising for an Oxford-based theatre, and advised a national charity on fundraising for dementia care before joining CSH

Clinical Programme Deputy Director

Emily has worked for nearly 20 years in the NHS, 15 of those as a general practitioner in East London. She has just finished an MSc in Global Public Health and Policy at Queen Mary University of London with a focus on health and climate change.

Clinical Programme Manager

Louis has an MA focusing on sustainable international development from Glasgow University and an MSc in Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford. He has sustainable development experience in Senegal, Myanmar and South Africa and has worked as a health researcher with the University of Oxford.

Sustainable Specialties Manager and Nursing Lead

Rebecca is a trained nurse with an MSc in social policy from the London School of Economics.  She has extensive clinical and Whitehall policy experience in sustainable development, including time as a sustainability policy advisor in the Department of Health.  Rebecca has also has experience of driving through sustainability, social equity and public health projects in local authorities.

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Occupational Therapy Programme Lead

Ben is a senior occupational therapist working in mental health services with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.  He holds an MSc in Health through Occupation from the University of Brighton.  Leading the Centre’s occupational therapy programme, Ben looks for sustainability principles to be integrated into OT education and practice.  He co-ordinates the 600+ strong network, teaches about sustainable OT practice and links in with the College of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Research Lead, Sustainable Healthcare Education Network

Sarah is a doctor at Freedom from Torture and North Middlesex Hospital, with an interest in researching and improving the relationship between people and the environment. Sarah began developing teaching materials and joined the Sustainable Healthcare Education network as a medical student. During Foundation training, she began working as a Clinical Teaching Fellow in Sustainability, Health and Healthcare at the University of Leeds and developing and delivering teaching for medical undergraduates, and BSc and Masters students.

Research and Communications Officer

Makena completed her studies in Human Sciences at the University of Oxford in 2016 and went on to work in the charity sector for Generation Change, a nationwide network of youth social action organisations. She's been involved in running volunteering services, setting up Oxford's "Project Soup", a community micro-funding event and loves volunteering for the food co-op. Makena is also involved in running Xenia- a workshop bringing together migrant women to learn and speak English.

Research and Communications Officer

Liora is currently a Neuroscience student at the University of Oxford. Through this she became interested in the application of research to policy, and began working with Rethink Charity to promote evidence-based interventions.