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.


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. 

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.

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.

BSc(Hons) MBBCh MRes MRCS(ENT) PhD. Clinical Lecturer in Sustainable Healthcare Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Chantelle was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Sustainable Healthcare at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2022, following her PhD evaluating ways to mitigate the carbon footprint of products used in the operating theatre. Chantelle seeks to translate her research into practice and policy, and is an academic advisor for a national report on Greener Surgery in collaboration with UK Health and Climate Change Alliance.

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.


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

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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.

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.

GP Associate

Tamsin is a GP in London who helped design and write the sustainable primary care course. She is a director and co-chair of Greener Practice (the UK’s primary care sustainability network). She has previously worked as a primary care net zero clinical lead for North Central London Integrated Care System (NCL ICS) and has worked with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Health Education England (HEE) and Greener Practice to deliver primary care planetary health training. She works as an associate at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.

Senior Clinical Policy Manager at the Office of the Chief Dental Officer England

Amarantha Fennell-Wells graduated from Bristol Dental School in 2016 and completed the full three years of Dental Core Training in a variety of specialties: paediatric, special care and hospital dentistry; dental public health; and an on-call rota in oral and maxillofacial surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Annie Palstam is a physiotherapist by profession, associate professor in rehabilitation medicine at University of Gothenburg and senior lecturer at Dalarna University, Sweden. Annies main interest and strong commitment lies in research and teaching concerning sustainable healthcare and the role of physiotherapy, and joined the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare with this focus.

With a background in nursing, Catherine has held a range of NHS health improvement, health protection and clinical governance roles. She has a Master’s in Public Health and PG Diploma in NHS Management. Before joining CSH as their Clinical Specialties Lead, Catherine worked in Locum Consultant in Public Health roles in Wales, focussing on COVID-19, screening, healthcare improvement and addressing health inequalities. Since leaving CSH she has supported Public Health Wales Greener Primary Care Wales Framework and Award scheme.


Elaine has enjoyed over 35 years’ experience working in clinical, senior management, and executive board-level roles within the National Health Service across the UK, with her last role as CEO in the North of Scotland. Elaine now works independently as Leadership Faculty for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and Lead European Faculty forCatalysis, currently coordinating and supporting Executive Leaders across Northern Europe. As a committed practitioner of Quality Improvement, Elaine is a certified Lean Leader and was Executive Sensei for the NHSE/I Vital Signs programme.