GP Associate

Tamsin is a GP in London who designed the CSH Sustainable Primary Care course. She is a North East London RCGP faculty lead for climate and health and sustainability scholar, and currently undertaking a leadership fellowship with a sustainability focus in London. She also chairs the Greener Practice London group and is interested in the crossover of sustainable primary care with improving health equity. You can hear more about her work here:

Chief Sustainability Officer's Clinical Fellow, Greener NHS/Office of the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer...

Ben has a background as an occupational therapist in mental health settings with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.   Ben joined the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare in 2009, where he has led the Occupational Therapy, AHP and Green Walking programmes, and worked on the Green Ward competition and Sustainable Healthcare Education.  Ben was the initial project lead for the World Federation of Occupational Therapists sustainability working group.  In 2021 Ben became one of the first Chief Sustainability Officer's Clinical Fellows at Greener NHS, working with the Office of the CAHPOon pro

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Honorary Chair in the Faculty of medicine at UCLan, Honorary Senior Lecturer post at UCL, dental lead for the National Association for Primary Care

Paul qualified from Liverpool working in a number of primary dental care posts prior to taking up the post of lecturer at the London Hospital. He them moved to King’s College and onto UCL.

Mike Tomson

Mike is a clinically-retired General Practitioner in Sheffield. He is a medical educationist (formerly with HEE), adviser to Medecins Sans Frontiers,  active member of Greener Practice, involved in teaching sustainability for postgraduate GPs in Yorkshire, and works on sustainability with RCGP.

ENT Research Fellow at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Chantelle Rizan is an ENT Research Fellow at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), and former Sustainable Surgery Fellow at CSH. Chantelle is in the last year of her PhD at BSMS in which she uses carbon footprinting and life cycle assessment methods to identify carbon hotspots within the operating theatre, and to evaluate alternative products and processes with lower environmental impact.

Associate Professor in Dental Public Health, Trinity College, Dublin

Brett Duane graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand with a degree in dentistry. He has worked in Primary dental care as an Associate Dentist in England, and a self-employed dentist in Australia and New Zealand. He has a Masters in Management in Health (University of Newcastle, Australia), a Masters in Public Health (University of Glasgow) and a PHD in Dentistry (Finland). From 2001-2005 he worked as Senior Dental Officer in an Aboriginal health service.


Jacob is a specialist registrar in general adult psychiatry carrying out his training at the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust. He has an interest in the interface between mental health and green spaces having organised and implemented green-space walking groups for patients and staff. In 2018-19 he worked with CSH to establish the Green Walking Project to promote and facilitate green-space walking groups for psychiatric inpatients, in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He continues to support this and other work through his role as CSH Associate.


In 2006 Mahmood founded the Medical Fair and Ethical Trade Group (hosted at the British Medical Association) in response to labour rights abuses in the manufacture of medical products, including surgical instruments, gloves and textiles.  He works with the NHS, and international procurement organisations and NGOs, to foster better working conditions in healthcare supply chains

Assistant Professor at New York University in the School of Medicine, Wagner School of Public Service, Tandon School of Engineering

Dr. Cassandra Thiel is an Assistant Professor at New York University in the School of Medicine, the Wagner School of Public Service, and the Tandon School of Engineering. Her research utilizes life cycle assessment and principles of industrial ecology to analyze and improve the environmental performance of infrastructure systems, hospital design, healthcare practice, and medical technologies. As a 2014-2015 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence fellow, Dr.

Infectious diseases registrar, Newcastle Hospitals

Sarah began developing teaching materials and joined the Sustainable Healthcare Education network in 2009, during medical undergraduate training at Leeds Medical School. During Foundation training, she began working as a Clinical Teaching Fellow in Sustainability, Health and Healthcare at the University of Leeds, developing and delivering teaching for medical undergraduates and BSc and Masters students.


Aileen Shackell established her landscape design practice in 2007. Aileen is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute and has developed a number of specialisms over the years, including landscape design for therapeutic purposes; Aileen was lead author on the policy document 'Greenspace Design for Health and Wellbeing' published in 2013. Today the main work of the practice lies in the design and implementation of health-promoting landscape schemes, creating  living and working environments with a strong sense of community. 

GP Northeast England and PACC with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

Georgie is a Sustainability Clinical Lead for the NE ICS  and the HENEE faculty of sustainability, and is the RCGP NE faculty lead for sustainability . Georgie has an interest in nature and human health, leading the NE ICS biodiversity and NHS Green estate working group. She also co-founded a platform that explores the co-dependency of ocean and human health.

GP, Founder of Greener Practice and Net-Zero GP lead for Humber Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership

Aarti founded the Greener Practice network in 2017 to enable primary care to move towards environmentally sustainable healthcare. Her main interest is in the integration of sustainable clinical healthcare principles into all aspects of policy and professional practice. She is co-chair of the RCGP Climate Emergency Advisory Group and is working to support the RCGP, BMA, NHSE and others to develop and implement a primary care sustainability strategy.