Muir Gray has worked in the NHS for 35 years. During this time he has developed techniques for achieving large systems change by influencing those who pay for and manage healthcare, for example the creation of national screening programmes and the development of the National Library for Health. He has developed tools for developing and running healthcare systems, and for approving those systems, and for creating a common culture. He is the Director of the charity Knowledge into Action, an independent Public Health Service, and works half-time for the NHS as Director of the National Library for Health.
Rachel Stancliffe, the Director of The Campaign for Greener Healthcare, graduated from Oxford with a Human Sciences degree and then received 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. She is also a Director of the charity, Global Healthcare Information Network.
Mark Starr has a doctorate in psychology from University of Pennsylvania, and then worked on the uses of computing for healthcare systems. He developed software systems to support Sir Iain Chalmers both in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit and in the creation of The Cochrane Library. Update Software, the company he set up to do this, was the provider of the Cochrane Library for fifteen years and the creator of the software that allowed the Cochrane Collaboration to become an international leader in evidence based medicine, with Cochrane Centres in twelve countries with thousands of people involved in organising and reviewing the world’s medical literature. His current interests include Green IT.
Frances Mortimer left specialist training in renal medicine in 2008 to work in sustainable healthcare, although she continues part time clinical work in the Oxford Kidney Unit. She is the Medical Director of the Campaign for Greener Healthcare, with a particular interest in engaging doctors in training and medical students in greening clinical practice. She studied medicine at Oxford University and the Royal Free Hospital in London, and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians.
Ingeborg Steinbach received her 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. She leads the work within the Campaign for Greener Healthcare on the management of knowledge.
Erica Ison has worked with Muir Gray since 1989 when the first conference on Greening the NHS was organised. She carried out some of the first waste studies in the health service and went on to become a consultant to the World Health Organisation on health impact assessment. She has worked for WHO in Italy, Ireland, Estonia and Spain, as well as working on projects in Geneva and the European Office.
William Bird is a general practitioner with a particular interest in the connections between health and the natural environment, both for healthy people and patients. He created the Health Walks Programme which now has 30,000 volunteers, helping people with, or at risk of, chronic disease to regain the habit of walking.
Tim Nicholson is a chartered surveyor with experience of both the commercial and residential property sectors. His last role was Head of Sustainability for a listed plc where he promoted sustainability throughout the organisation, to its customers and suppliers. He witnessed some of the effects of climate change first hand whilst on a fundraising journey across the world and has since been focused on promoting environmentally sustainable measures here in the UK. He has experience of working with the media including presenting a series of radio programmes about the environment.
Jacqueline Cutting 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.
Tamara Rayment qualified as an occupational therapist in 2002 and has practised in both physical and mental health NHS settings. In 2006, Tamara’s commitment to social and environmental justice led her to work at Women’s Environmental Network as the outreach officer on the real nappy projects and more recently on the climate change Three Tonne Club project. She now brings this experience to CGH, leading our work on real nappies and "Bounty packs" in the NHS, as well as on improving sustainability in occupational therapy services.
Sarah Dandy graduated from Kings College, London with a master’s degree in Environmental Development and then joined the Environmental Protection programme of DEFRA. She has spent the last 3 years working as a Sustainability Advisor for an environmental consultancy. This role included giving sustainable construction advice to developers, updating the Ministry of Defence’s sustainability assessment tool and project managing a series of environmental monitoring programmes. Sarah is a qualified Ecohomes and Code for Sustainable Homes assessor.
Andy Connor graduated from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School in 2001. He has subsequently worked in clinical medicine in London, the South West and New Zealand. He has been seconded from his training as a Specialist Registrar in Renal Medicine to his current position as the Green Nephrology Fellow at CGH. Between September 2009 and 2010 he will be exploring the environmental impact of kidney care within the UK and working with NHS staff to improve practice in kidney units.
Ben Whittaker graduated as an occupational therapist with a master's degree in Health Through Occupation and currently works in mental health services for Sunkist Care Group in Worthing. He has been involved with various action and campaigning groups relating to climate change and sustainability on a local and national level. Ben is proposing a paradigm shift from a social to a global model of well-being and researching its practical implications upon occupational therapy practice. He is looking to collaborate with others to take this work forward.
Suchi Yarlagadda is a Public health Registrar in Oxford and has been seconded to the Campaign for greener health care part-time for a period of 6 months. She has a medical background and a Global Health Science Masters degree from the University of Oxford and is working part-time towards an MA in Clinical Education from the Institute of Education in London. At the Campaign for Greener Healthcare she will be working with Mental health trusts and professionals in greening mental health services.
Guppi Bola is a graduate from Oxford University where she completed an MSc in Global Health Sciences. Her interest in climate change and health started during her student hayday in Leeds. She co-founded the Healthy Planet campaign and encouraged the student global health network Medsin to take further action on the issue. She worked in the Health and Education Campaigns team in Oxfam, as well as working closely with the Global Climate Campaigns team in the run up to Copenhagen. She also helped start up the UK Youth Climate Coalition,