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.

Clinical Programme Director

Dr Olivia Bush is the Clinical Programme Director at CSH leading our national change management programme that helps Trusts move towards integrating sustainability into every decision taken in a Trust. 
Olivia worked as a hospital doctor for 13 years, specialising in palliative care with experience in oncology trials and medical/research ethics.


Stefi has degrees in medical history (UC Berkeley) and international public health (UCLA). In 2010 she co-founded the Sustainable Healthcare Education network to integrate sustainability and health into medical and nursing education.  She led public health teaching at Norwich Medical School, global public health at Azim Premji University in Bangalore, and violence prevention for the Medical Peace Work Partnership at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Finance Director and Carbon Consultant

In addition to her pivitol role as Finance Director, Ingeborg leads on and has developed the specialist area of carbon modelling and triple bottom line analysis in healthcare.  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.  She now serves as a member of the steering group for 'Good Food Oxford', Oxford’s sustainable food network. 

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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.

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.

NHS Forest and Greenspace programme lead

Carey has worked extensively as a consultant in social and environmental policy, including for Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, the Department for Transport and Local Trust. She has an MSc in Environmental Psychology and a doctorate in Cultural Geography. Carey formerly worked at the Campaign for Better Transport where she led many programmes to support walking, cycling and public transport through best practice. She began her career in journalism and broadcasting.

NHS Forest and Greenspace Project Officer

Sarah-Jane has a background in horticulture and community work and is interested in the health benefits of green space on physical and mental wellbeing. She has previously worked as a mental health nurse, ecotherapist and in various project management roles. When not at work, you may often find her roaming the woods and fields around Oxford.

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

Raluca is a senior digital campaigner with experience in campaign strategy, communication and community organizing. She has studied economy and geology - the combination of the two making it clear that nature is priceless and needs to be protected. She did campaigning and advocacy for Save Rosia Montana and Mining Watch Romania. In 2015, Raluca co-founded Declic, a grassroot organization that brought together over half a million people, creating the biggest movement of civil society in Romania.

Project Manager: Green Walking Project

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. While with the Centre he is working on the Green Walking Project to promote and facilitate green-space walking groups for psychiatric inpatients. 

Sustainable Operating Theatres Network Manager

Charlotte is a trainee in paediatric surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital. In 2018-19, she is working with CSH alongside our Sustainable Surgery Fellow, Chantelle Rizan, to expand and develop the Sustainable Operating Theatres network. 

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Director of Strategy and Partnerships

James is our Director of Strategy and Partnerships.  He is a GP in North Devon who has worked in healthcare commissioning for several years.  He brings extensive experience in partnership working with roles including current Chair of Devon Nature Partnership and Chair of the North Devon GP Collaborative Board.    He believes there is an urgency with which we need, as a society, to transition to true sustainability and to deliver this will require system change.  His focus is on delivering effective change through a collaborative, cross sector approach. Twitter @Drjamesszy

Volunteer for the Occupational Therapist Network

Vivien is an Occupational Therapist from Australia who started her career working in various mental health roles. She holds a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland, Australia. Moving to Madagascar, practicing in rural areas, helping to develop the OT curriculum for their University and providing national disaster relief opened the door for innovative ways to approach OT as a whole. Her passion is sustainability and integrating it into Occupational Therapy practice and people’s daily lives.


Astrid is a final year medical student from the Netherlands who is doing a research internship at the university hospital in Oxford. She is helping us with completing the case study database.