Trustees

Professor Gordon Wilcock, DM (Oxon), FRCP
Trust Chairman, Member of All Committees
Gordon Wilcock is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Geratology at the University of Oxford, after recently retiring from a Chair in Geratology at the University, and honorary consultant posts in the NHS. He has been involved in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia clinical service development, and also research since the late 1970s and was founder Chairman of the UK Alzheimer’s Society. His research programme has spanned the spectrum from molecular genetics in the laboratory to the patient and carer, and has been involved in the development of some of the existing licensed treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. He established a multidisciplinary dementia research centre alongside clinical services for older people in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford to which he still contributes on a part-time basis.

Celia Atherton, BA (Hons), CQSW, OBE
Social Committee
Celia Atherton has worked in social care and research for over 40 years, helping to establish Research in Practice in 1996, Research in Practice for Adults in 2001, the Dartington School for Social Entrepreneurs in 2009 and LandWorks in 2013. She is also a trustee of Scope and LandWorks.

Mrs Theresa Bartlett, BSc Hons
Trust Vice Chair, Member of the Social Committee
Worked in the City of London in the Insurance Broking Sector. Currently works for the Citizens Advice Bureau as a Generalist Adviser. Theresa is a great, great granddaughter of Sir Halley Stewart.

Dr James Bunn, MBBS, MSc, DTM&H, MRCP, FRCPCH
Medical Committee
James Bunn is Lead for Child Health for WHO in Sierra Leone. Prior to this he was a paediatrician in Liverpool, and has been Associate Professor in Community Health in Malawi. He is a member of the Christian Medical Fellowship. His interests are medical education, nutrition and infection, particularly where innovation can improve child outcomes in low resource settings.

Mrs Louisa Elder, MA (Cantab)
Social Committee 
Mrs Elder was formerly a head hunter, specialising in the Voluntary and Charitable Sector. She is a daughter of Lord Stewartby, and a great, great grand-daughter of Sir Halley Stewart.

Professor Jane Gilliard BA, CQSW
Chair of the Social Committee 
Professor Gilliard has vast experience in the field of dementia and care; recently retired from the Department of Health / Care Services Improvement Partnership; she was previously Director of Dementia Voice.

Mr Andrew Graystone, BA, PGCE, MA
Religious Committee
After studying theology and working in a number of churches, Andrew Graystone had an extensive career in media.  He produced programmes for BBC television and radio, and also for various independent companies.  Andrew continues to broadcast regularly on BBC radio, and teaches communications and ethics at the Nazarene Theological College in Manchester, where he is also a governor.  He is currently pursuing a research project looking at ethics and embodiment in digital culture.

Mr Paul Harrod, MA Oxon
Social and Religious Committees
Paul Harrod is the founder of the Together Social Business Group CIC – which creates full-time jobs for ex-offenders.  He is an active charity trustee and non-executive director in a range of other initiatives relating to education and social justice.

Mrs Amy Holcroft, BA (Hons) Dip.Law (CPE), Dip.Law (LPC), CIPP/E
Religious Committee
Amy Holcroft qualified as a solicitor in 1996. She practiced in the fields of corporate and IT law for 10 years before specialising in data protection and security law in 2006. She works for Hewlett-Packard as their European Privacy Counsel. Amy is the daughter of Dr Duncan Stewart and a great, great-granddaughter of Sir Halley Stewart.

Dr Duncan Stewart, MBBS, DObst, RCOG 
Trust President, Member of the Medical Committee
Great-grandson of Sir Halley Stewart. Qualified at Guy’s Hospital in 1967 and is now retired from General Practice in Sussex. He has been actively involved with charity work in Bosnia.

Mr Andrew Wauchope, BA, FCISI
Finance Committee
Andrew Wauchope has specialised in investment management and the charity sector throughout his 30 years in the investment industry. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and a visiting lecturer at the Cass Business School. He is a trustee of the Masonic Charitable Foundation, the Harrow Mission Trust and also sits on the Court of the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers, a London Livery Company. He is currently a Senior Investment Director at Psigma Investment Management.

Professor Phil Whitfield, BA, MA, PhD, FKC 
Medical Committee
Professor Whitfield retired as Vice-Principal of King’s College London in 2009 and is now an Emeritus Professor having previously been the Head of the School (Faculty) of Health and Life Sciences. He is a parasitologist with a special interest in the development of new means for the treatment and control of human parasitic diseases in developing countries.

Revd Professor David Wilkinson, BSc, PhD, MA, PhD, FRAS
Chair of the Religious Committee
David Wilkinson is a Professor and Principal of St. John’s College in the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University.  Before working in Durham as a theologian he was a theoretical astrophysics scientist, and then studied theology at Cambridge before becoming a Methodist minister in inner city Liverpool.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, with his current work involving the relationship of the Christian theology to contemporary culture.

Mrs Joanna Womack, MA 
Honorary Treasurer, Member of the Finance Committee
Mrs Joanna Womack qualified as a solicitor in 1972 and worked in the City of London before moving to Cambridge to teach Law at New Hall, University of Cambridge. She then spent nearly 30 years in College and University Administration. She retired as Treasurer of the University of Cambridge in 2003 and as Bursar of Clare Hall, Cambridge in 2010. She was appointed Hon.Treasurer to the Trust in 2008.

Professor John Wyatt, BSc, MBBS, FRCP, FRCPCH, DCH
Chair of the Medical Committee, Member of the Religious Committee
John Wyatt is Professor of Ethics & Perinatology and Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, University College London. He is also Chairman of the Ethics Study Group of the Christian Medical Fellowship, Board member of London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, Council member of Medical Defence Union. His areas of expertise are: Research into the causation and prevention of brain damage in newborn babies; Medical care of newborn babies in developing countries; Ethical, legal and philosophical dilemmas in health care at the beginning of life.

Emeriti

Mr Bill Kirkman, MBE, MA
Former Africa Correspondent of The Times. Head of Cambridge University Careers Service 1968-1992. Founder of the Press Fellowship Programme at Wolfson College, Cambridge for visiting journalists. Secretary and Editor, The Cambridge Society, 1992 until 2004. Columnist for The Hindu (Chennai). Interests: Social, religious and educational issues, and Africa.

Professor John Lennard-Jones, MD, DSc (Hon), FRCP, FRCS 
Professor Lennard-Jones has now retired from posts as physician, teacher and researcher at three London hospitals. His medical expertise lies in the field of gastroenterology. He is a member of the Christian Medical Fellowship and his interests cover all aspects of the Trust’s work.

Professor Phyllida Parsloe, BA, AAPSW, PhD 
Phyllida Parsloe has been a probation officer, psychiatric social worker and professor of social work. Since retirement she has chaired an NHS Hospital Trust and is involved with a number of voluntary agencies working with refugees and asylum seekers, older people and those with dementia. She serves as a Town Councillor and was previously Mayor of Thornbury, Bristol. She also chairs a local Community Centre.