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 Project Manager

In addition to being responsible for all financial aspects, Ingeborg leads the work within CSH on sustainable food and carbon modelling in healthcare. After a first degree in nutrition, she worked in an Integrated Rural Nutrition Programme in Zambia before doing her Master’s degree in Analysis for Healthcare Decisions at the London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene. Contact Inge

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.

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

Clinical Programme manager

Dr Olivia Bush is the Clinical Programme Lead at CSH with responsibility for clinical engagement. 
She has a background in clinical medicine, specialising in palliative care with experience in oncology trials and medical/research ethics.
 

ben whittaker photo
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 and Communications Officer

Makena completed her studies in Human Sciences at the University of Oxford in 2016 and went on to work in the charity sector for Generation Change, a nationwide network of youth social action organisations. She's been involved in running volunteering services, setting up Oxford's "Project Soup", a community micro-funding event and loves volunteering for the food co-op. Makena is also involved in running Xenia- a workshop bringing together migrant women to learn and speak English.

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. 

Intern for the Sustainable Healthcare Education Network

Joey is a medical student at the University of Edinburgh and will be starting her MSc in Global Health Policy, hoping to focus her research on climate change and healthcare. She is interested in promoting the teaching of sustainable healthcare in the medical school curriculum and will be assisting the Sustainable Healthcare Education network in this task