Trustees

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

Ms Celia Atherton, BA (Hons), CQSW, OBE
Chair of the Social Committee
Celia Atherton has worked in social care, social justice 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 retired in 2016. She has been a trustee of Scope and is currently also a trustee of LandWorks and the Harberton Church Community Fund.

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)
Trust Vice Chair, Member of the 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.

Ms Vivienne Evans OBE
Social Committee
Vivienne Evans OBE is the Chief Executive of Adfam, the national umbrella organisation for children and families affected by someone else’s substance misuse. She has a background in drug and alcohol education, prevention and young people, and families and substance misuse policy and practice. She is a former member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) and chaired its working group on the implementation of the report of the inquiry into the children of problem drug users – Hidden Harm. She also chaired the Drug Sector Skills Consortium, funded by the Department of Health, and the Family Drug and Alcohol Court Advisory Group.

Ms Kate Garbers
Social Committee
Co-Founder and former Director of the anti-slavery organisation Unseen. Current Independent Modern Slavery Consultant, Research Fellow at the Rights Lab (University of Nottingham) and chair of trustees for Hope at Home.

Professor Jane Gilliard BA, CQSW
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.

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 Mzwandile A Mabhala, MFPH, FRSPH, FRSM
Social Committee
Dr Mabhala is a Professor of Public Health Epidemiology at the University of Chester. Dr Mabhala’s research interest centres on socio-economic determinants of inequalities in health and social justice. His recent research work has had a focus on marginalised population groups and under-researched subjects including homeless, substance users. 

Mr Hugh Richardson
Finance Committee
After training as an accountant with PwC and a spell with the International Accounting Standards Board, Hugh spent 20 years in investment banking and general management with S.G. Warburg before becoming a bursar at an Oxford college and a director of finance at a leading school. He has been a trustee of many charities including those involved with the arts, urban regeneration, international development, sport, and men’s health, and remains involved in a range of voluntary activities.

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
Honorary Treasurer, Member of the 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.

Professor Gordon Wilcock, DM (Oxon), FRCP
Medical Committee
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.

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.

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.