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.
Bob is a surgeon with nearly 30 years of experience in the National Health Service (NHS). He trained at Cambridge and Oxford and has worked in various countries including the UK, South Africa, the US, and India. He specialises in laparoscopic surgery and is dedicated to promoting sustainability in healthcare to mitigate its environmental impact. Bob joined the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare to focus on research and education, and is facilitating the Introduction to Sustainable Healthcare and Board Level training courses.
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.
FOUNDER, BMA MEDICAL FAIR AND ETHICAL TRADE GROUP & CONSULTANT ENT SURGEON, BRIGHTON & SUSSEX UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS
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
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.
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.