Felicity Harris: Green Space for Health Programme Director
Felicity has worked in sustainability and education for 25 years. She has a Masters in Tropical Agriculture and a PCGE in secondary education. She has always been interested in the relationship between the natural world and human health and wellbeing, with an interest in capacity building, participatory approaches, climate justice and impact evaluation. Felicity has spent time exploring the relationship between young people and the natural world, with a focus on socio-economic deprivation. She worked with The Wildlife Trusts to look at youth engagement with the natural environment. She joined CSH from Plantlife where she was Head of Participation and Learning. Her work there focused on using collaborative and participatory approaches to develop initiatives, including the National Plant Monitoring Scheme and national and regional partnership projects.
Andriele Madison: Green Space for Health Communities Lead
Andriele 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.
Jacqueline Cutting: Head of Fundraising, CSH
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.
Emma Edwards: Green Space for Health Ranger Manager
Emma works with our Nature Recovery Rangers to increase biodiversity at NHS sites and help people improve their health and wellbeing by connecting with nature and with others. Emma studied Physical Geography and later Aquatic Ecology. She has worked on marine conservation projects overseas, as a ranger in the Outer Hebrides, and with the Wilder Wellbeing programme at Kent Wildlife Trust. Before joining CSH she worked for the British Antarctic Survey in operational planning and leading the team at a remote research station.
Miriam Dobson: Green Space for Health Outreach Officer
Miriam manages our tree planting programme and advises NHS sites looking to develop and improve their green spaces for human health and wider environmental benefits. She represents the NHS Forest at policy level and is particularly interested in issues relating to equity in access to nature.
Previously, Miriam was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sheffield in the field of public health and urban food production, and taught on field courses studying ecology and environmental change across Europe. She has a PhD in Environmental Science, investigating the environmental and social benefits of allotment gardening.
Vicki Brown: Green Space for Health Communications and Engagement Manager
Vicki is a writer, photographer and storyteller who has covered diverse issues including national parks, animal welfare, women’s rights and carbon offsetting. She worked for sustainable tourism organisations for over ten years as a travel writer, editor and campaigner, and her work took her across Europe, Africa and Latin America. Expanding her advocacy experience, she then moved to South America where she worked with forest communities to secure their land rights.
At CSH, Vicki promotes the expansion of the NHS Forest and document the green space activities being carried out by our sites through photography, writing and film.
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.
Naomi Paine: Nature Recovery Ranger, London
With a Masters in Plant Diversity, Naomi has worked extensively in botanical horticulture, nature engagement, and greening urban spaces, with roles at Kew Gardens, Logan Botanic Gardens, and the Trentham Estate.
Naomi’s previous position was as Biodiversity Lead for a London-wide community green space network, and her interest in sustainable food growing has seen her working on agroforestry projects in Indonesia and Japan.
Sally Johnson: Nature Recovery Ranger, Newcastle
Sally’s conservation background and her Masters in Wildlife Management has empowered her to work with local communities to conserve and connect with wildlife, in both urban and rural settings. Previously, she worked with Northumberland Wildlife Trust as a conservation assistant in Kielder, assisting with projects such as ‘Restoring Ratty’ and ‘Wildwood’. Sally now uses skills to create spaces that will improve NHS staff and patient wellbeing in the natural world.
Nick White: 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.
Based in hospitals in Liverpool, Nick is responsible for delivering a programme of work which helps improves biodiversity and the health and wellbeing of staff and patients.
Billy Styles: Nature Recovery Ranger, London
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. Whether it be science or art focused, throughout his journey he has always been inspired and fascinated by nature and is constantly learning more about the interconnectivity of this beautiful world.