Carey Newson profile

Carey Newson: 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.

Andriele Madison profile

Andriele Madison: Green Space 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 profile

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.

Athene Reiss profile

Athene Reiss: 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.

Miriam profile

Miriam Dobson: 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.

Vicki Brown profile

Vicki Brown: Green Space for Health Communications and Engagement Officer

Vicki is 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.

Phoebe Webster profile

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.

Fiona Megarrell profile

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 profile

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. Karen now uses her boundless energy to improve biodiversity and create opportunities for the natural world to enhance staff wellbeing and patient treatment at Mt Vernon Cancer Centre.