Founder and CEO 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.

Finance Director and Lead Sustainability Analyst

In attition to her pivotal role as Finance Director, Ingeborg leads on and has developed the specialist area of carbon modelling and triple bottom line analysis in healthcare as our Lead Sustainability Analyst. Inge holds a Master’s degree in Analysis for Healthcare Decisions at the London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene.  Ingeborg also advises on sustainable food.  After a first degree in nutrition, she worked in an Integrated Rural Nutrition Programme in Zambia.  

Education Programmes Advisor

Stefi Barna designs learning outcomes, training courses and assessments for sustainable healthcare. She previously taught global public health at Queen Mary University of London, Norwich Medical School, Azim Premji University (India) and the University of Bergen

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Education and Training Lead

Hayley Pinto is a consultant psychiatrist who leads our Net Zero Leadership training and sustainable healthcare courses in sustainability and board level net-zero leadership training. She has 30 years’ clinical and teaching experience in the NHS and publicly funded services and is a member of Extinction Rebellion.

Green Space for Health Programme Director

Sarah's background is in environmental psychology, exploring the relationship between people and our natural environment. She has experience at a director level in both environmental and healthcare organisations, formerly as one of the founders and director of Hope for the Future, a climate and nature communications charity that supports communities to influence and achieve change. Sarah is passionate about the need for environment and healthcare sectors to work together for the benefit of people and our planet. 

Hazel Walsh
Clinical Programme Manager

Hazel has a Bachelor of Science degree in Osteopathy and had a ten-year career as an Osteopath before moving into project management of programmes to promote physical activity. Before joining CSH, her most recent consultancy included facilitating primary care video group consultations and providing support to manage the installation of walking trails to encourage families to be active and enjoy nature on their doorstep.

Catherine Richards
SusQI Programme Lead

Catherine has undergraduate degrees in Human Psychology BSc and Occupational Therapy BSc. She has worked in the NHS within adult and older adult community mental health teams as an Occupational Therapist before moving into roles within Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement. Catherine completed the IHI Improvement Coach and Improvement Advisor training and has been a QI lead within a mental health Trust for the past 3 years, working on a range of QI initiatives. She has recently started studying for an MBA, with a focus on systems leadership within healthcare.

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Sustainability Analyst

Rosie joined CSH in May 2021 as the carbon modelling assistant, with a focus on calculating the carbon impacts of healthcare organisations, clinical pathways, and medical equipment. She has a Masters degree in Environmental Consultancy and previously worked within the NHS delivering sustainability improvements.

Sustainable Healthcare Delivery Lead / AHP Lead

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

Green Team Service Lead

Rachel joined CSH in January 2022 as the Green Team Service Lead, coaching healthcare teams through a sustainable quality improvement competition targeting improved patient care, staff experience, environmental and financial outcomes. Rachel has degrees in psychology and speech pathology. She previously worked as a speech and language therapist in London Hospitals, specialising in neonatal therapy and parent coaching.

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Pharmacy Lead and Senior Educator

Nuala Hampson is a pharmacist and educator. She sets strategy for sustainable pharmacy initiatives and facilitates the Net Zero Leadership training and sustainable healthcare courses. Nuala has over 20 years’ experience of clinical pharmacy in primary care and over 15 years’ experience in postgraduate pharmacy education.

Syed Emdad Hussain
Clinical Transformation Programme Project Officer

Syed joined CSH in 2023 as a Clinical Transformation Programme Project Officer, drawing on his experience in administration, project management, strategic planning, and operations management. He has held roles such as Business Officer for Birmingham Children's Trust and Assistant Manager of New Roots – a CIC that provided services and projects to young people and adults. Syed is actively involved in setting up community initiatives and advocating for transformative changes in his local community.

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QI Education Lead

Siobhan leads a national project to integrate sustainability into quality improvement healthcare education. She is a registered nurse with a background in emergency nursing, primary care, clinical research delivery, management and teaching. Siobhan graduated from the NIHR Advanced Leadership Programme in 2019. She is the founder of the grass-roots movement Parents for Future in Norwich and also co-founded Eco Action Families.

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Policy Lead

Chris has a background in health policy and research and is passionate about creating sustainable health and care services that are resilient for the future. He is a Senior Fellow at the health policy think tank, The King’s Fund, where he continues to work part-time, and has an MSc in public health. He is an experienced facilitator and coach.

Fundraising Director

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

Communications and Marketing Director

With degrees in Social Science, Criminology and Nursing, and a clinical background in emergency care and travel health, Michael is the Communications and Marketing Director at CSH, having had extensive experience working on strategic digital content marketing campaigns with some of the largest tourism boards, brands and charities in the world. With a passion for natural health, wellness and sustainability, he has worked on international charity expeditions across Asia and Africa and campaigned for animal welfare and wildlife charities in among others, Bali, Thailand and Sri Lanka.

Networks Coordinator

Rachael is our Networks Coordinator, collaborating with volunteer network co-leads to drive sustainable change to international healthcare, on a variety of networks across our platform. She has a background in Earth and Ocean Science BSc and Marine Biogeochemistry MScR with a focus on climate change. Rachael previously worked for the University of Bristol as a Laboratory Research Technician on marine related climate change projects, and as a Green Labs Project Officer on a green initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of over 900 labs.

Administration Lead

Aneesa is a HR/Administrative professional with extensive experience in both the public and non-profit sectors; having previously worked as a Senior Recruitment Advisor for NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership and as an Administration Manager for an arts charity, advocating for the creative and economic rights of the UK's ethnically diverse arts sector workforce. She is currently working towards her MSc in Human Resource Management.

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Education Programmes Coordinator

Natalie administers the CSH education projects. She worked for several years in homelessness services and is involved in climate justice activism. 

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Communications Assistant

Sara started out as a volunteer for CSH in 2022 and is now our communications assistant. She worked across several countries, spending time teaching languages and helping international companies and media with their communications and outreach strategies. With a passion for health and wellbeing, she encourages access to nature and engages in eco therapy programmes everywhere she goes. She has degrees in Communications BA, Governance for Sustainable Development Ma and Herbal Medicine ND.

Green Space for Health Communications, Marketing and Engagement Lead

Una brings a diverse set of skills to her role as Communications, Marketing, and Engagement Lead for the Green Space for Health programme with a varied background in communications, community engagement, and creative learning. She has worked for organisations including the BBC, the NHS and a wide variety of social inclusion projects in the charitable sector. Her expertise lies in strategic content development and creation, video production and copywriting.

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Nature Recovery Ranger, Liverpool

Nick has over 25 years’ experience in countryside management and community engagement. He’s worked at both a strategic and operational level, leading nature conservation and community engagement projects across urban parks, hospital grounds, countryside sites and woodlands, including two SSI Nature Reserves. He joined CSH in September 2022 and is responsible for delivering a programme of work which helps improves biodiversity and the health and well-being of staff and patients across Liverpool Royal University Hospitals three main sites at Aintree, Broadgreen and in the city centre.

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Nature Recovery Ranger, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Before joining the team, Billy managed the food growing and green space community engagement program at Stepney City Farm, designing the space around permaculture principles; including increasing biodiversity and community interaction, structured around economically viable solutions. Billy’s background is in Art (BA) Sports Science (BSc) and Sustainable Urbanism (MA) and he has lived in Spain, Germany, Japan and China.

Woodland Creation and Tree Planting Technical Officer

Neil started as Woodland Creation and Tree Planting Technical Officer in August 2023, and brings a decade of conservation forestry experience to support CSH’s delivery of Defra grant funded tree planting on the NHS Estate. He has a Master’s degree in Sustainable Management of Natural Resources.

Woodland Creation and Tree Planting Project Manager

Harriet started at CSH in August 2023 and works on the projects of woodland creation and increasinh tree planting on NHS Sites across the UK. She has worked in the UK and in Gambia, West Africa, on agroforestry projects, with a focus on food security. Most recently, she has run a busy programme of woodland management, tree planting and conservation projects for The Conservation Volunteers, Essex. She is passionate about the wellbeing benefits of engaging with the natural environment and is currently completing an MSc in Agroforestry and Food Security.

Education Director

David leads the Education and Training team and coordinates strategy for workforce development. He has over twenty years' experience in professional education, and previously worked as Assistant Director of Professional Development at the Royal College of GPs. David holds a doctorate in education, with a focus on mentoring and professional identity construction. 

Project Coordinator

Shabin Muhammed administers the Volunteers Programme and provides online support for CSH courses and networks.  He holds an MSc in Global Prosperity from University College London and a BA in Economics with a Minor in Development and Sustainability from Azim Premji University. He previously worked in impact assessment, research, and management. 

Green Space for Health Project Lead

Dan is an experienced community lead having spent a decade managing and delivering a diverse range of environmental and health projects across the UK. He comes to us from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust where he played an active role both operationally and strategically in bringing about nature’s recovery and connecting people from all walks of life with nature.