Staff

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.

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. 

Green Space for Health Programme director

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.

EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Stefi co-founded the Sustainable Healthcare Education network to integrate sustainability and health into medical, nursing and allied health professional education.  Before joining CSH she taught global public health at Queen Mary University of London and Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia; development studies at Azim Premji University, Bangalore; and violence prevention for the Medical Peace Work Partnership, University of Bergen, Norway.

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

Green Space Communities Lead

Andriele is our Green Space Communities Lead. She has a Master of Science in Global Health from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from the University of Utah. She has previously worked as a medical assistant and public health researcher. She is interested in combating cultural and social barriers to accessing healthcare and creating sustainable systems that promote good health among all, including vulnerable populations.  

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Green Space for Health Partnerships Project Manager

Athene's background in environmental engagement includes seven years as an environmental educator and interpreter for the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. This included people engagement on rural and urban natural sites. She is an experienced and enthusiastic Forest School leader and has taught teachers and others about using the natural world for pedagogical and wellbeing aims. Working with CSH’s Nature Recovery Rangers, Athene facilitates biodiversity improvements and the use of green spaces to enhance personal wellbeing at NHS sites.

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Education and Training Lead

Hayley was a lead consultant addiction psychiatrist with nearly 30 yrs experience in the NHS and publicly funded services.  She is a medical educator, and currently senior honorary lecturer at the University of East Anglia, and has been involved in climate education, outreach, and activism for several years. Hayley also has a degree in psychology and completed general practice training before pursuing a career in psychiatry.

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Clinical Specialties Lead

With a background in nursing in UK and India, 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. Whilst developing her interest in sustainable travel, Catherine has recently been working in Consultant Public Health roles in Wales, focussing on COVID-19, screening, healthcare improvement and addressing health inequalities

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Technical Support

Madhuri Kamtam provides technical support for CSH courses. She holds a Master's degree in Development Economics from SOAS,  University of London.

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Green Space for Health Outreach Officer

Miriam joined CSH in March 2021 as the Green Space for Health Outreach officer, with a focus on building the reach and influence of the Green Space for Health programme and co-ordinating the NHS Forest. Previously, she worked at the University of Sheffield researching public health and urban food production, following the completion of her PhD on the environmental and social benefits of allotment gardening.

Programme Lead for Sustainable Clinical Practice

Dr Olivia Bush is the Clinical Programme Director at CSH leading our national transformation programmes that help Trusts move towards integrating sustainability into every decision taken in the organisation.  She worked as a hospital doctor for 13 years, specialising in palliative care and was selected for a clinical fellowship in early phase in oncology trials and as a visitor at Ethox Centre for Bioethics, both at Oxford University.
 

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Administrative Support Manager

Patricia is our Administrative Support Manager with experience in Office Management, Website Administration, and organizing meetings and events. Patricia will support our team, mainly focusing on the administration of our training courses and our Green Recovery Challenge project. Patricia will also provide IT, Finance and Website support. Patricia formerly worked at the James Lind Initiative, which aimed to promote better research to inform better health care, particularly through greater public involvement in research.

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QI Education Lead

Siobhan is our QI Education Lead at CSH working on a national project supporting the integration of 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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Website content coordinator

Shinoj Narayan is the website content coordinator and has a Master's degree in Development Economics from SOAS, University of London.

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Carbon Modelling Assistant

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.

Communication Lead

Vivien is our Communication Lead at CSH with experience in digital marketing campaigns and communication. She holds a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and has practiced in rural areas, created national disaster relief programs in Madagascar, and facilitated island-wide cleanup campaigns in the Caribbean. Her passion is sustainability and inspiring people and organizations to take action for the climate. 

Vicki Brown
Green Space for Health Communications and Engagement Officer

Vicki a writer, photographer and storyteller who has covered diverse issues including national parks, animal welfare, women’s rights and carbon emissions. She worked for sustainable tourism organisations for over ten years as a travel writer and editor, before moving to South America to support forest communities to secure their land rights. She joins CSH as Communications and Engagement Officer, to help promote the expansion of the NHS Forest.

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Administrative Assistant for Education

Natalie administers the CSH courses and other education projects. She worked for several years in homelessness services and is involved in climate change activism, with particular interest in climate justice.

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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

Fiona Megarrell
Nature Recovery Ranger, Liverpool

Fiona’s experience on nature reserves ranges from enhancement work on Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s nine Living Landscapes sites to helping to transform a disused field into an accessible reserve for Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm in Wirral. Her enthusiasm for the complimentary aims of biodiversity and getting people into nature is informed by her BSc in Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology. Fiona is keen on using horticulture and associated activities such as beekeeping to educate and engage children and adults.

Karen MacKelvie
Nature Recovery Ranger, London

Karen is passionate about rewilding herself and others. Legacy projects that have ignited powerful connections between people and nature include her internationally acclaimed Nature Prescriptions project in the 2010s, Nature Friendly Schools in Scotland and educational videos produced for a lockdown initiative called Nature Nudge. She has been a community engagement officer for RSPB Scotland and a nature therapy practitioner and educator.

Phoebe Webster
Nature Recovery Ranger, Bristol

Phoebe’s practical and research conservation background, including a BSc in Biological Science, underpins her interest in environmental sustainability, community engagement and incorporating wildlife into the urban landscape.  She has been a ranger for the National Trust in Cornwall, has led and managed volunteers on the Grand Union Canal for the Canal and River Trust and has carried out extensive ecological surveying of flora and fauna, including the adorable little penguins in Perth, Australia.