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About FSRH Staff

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Gary Waltham


Gary joined the FSRH after working for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) for six years, where he was Executive Director, Education, Quality and Projects. He led on developing many new products and services, including the recent digitisation of examinations, and oversaw the successful tendering of a number of funded commissions to deliver national programmes in women’s health. He also led the relocation project to move the RCOG to new premises in 2019.

Prior to working at the RCOG, Gary spent 15 years working in postgraduate medical and dental education, for the former London Deanery and then Health Education England. Through his career experience he has gained an in-depth understanding of medical colleges, medical education and women’s health. Gary has an MSc in Human Resources.


Helen Davies 

Office Manager & EA to the CEO and President

Helen is the Executive Assistant to the CEO and President of the FSRH. She facilitates the smooth running of Council, trustee and Officer meetings. She is also Office Manager.

She has worked in SRH for many years, having previously worked at the Margaret Pyke Centre.

Helen’s passion is yoga and is currently completing the British Wheel of Yoga Teacher training course. She also loves walking, gardening and generally being in nature.


Education & Training Team

Dr Jo Lawton

Director of Education / Deputy CEO

Jo is responsible for the sustainable delivery of the FSRH education and training portfolio including supporting the E&T Team, Officers and other volunteers.

Jo has a background in science, education and business and uses these skills and experiences to progress the portfolio. In her previous academic career, she gained a PhD from the University of Liverpool and taught undergraduate and postgraduate students biology with an interest in health and welfare. Jo also has experience in research, science communication and technology transfer.

Jo is a trustee of an animal rehoming & welfare charity and is the proud owner of two lovely Labradors – Bronte and Jack.


Jake Reed

Education Development Officer

Jake is responsible for the development of the General Training Programme and the products within that, including the FSRH Diploma, Essentials, and Letters of Competence. He also supports the General Training Committee and Education Strategy Board and works with colleagues across the faculty to deliver high-quality learning resources.


Najla Ahmed

Education Development Officer

Najla joined the Faculty in December 2021. She is responsible for the development of the general training programme, along with the management of our education product. She also supports with the general training committee and the education strategy board working across teams to deliver effective learning.


Fran Hyatt

Education Development Manager

Fran joined the Faculty in 2019 as our Education Development Manager overseeing specialist and specialty training. This includes our portfolio of specialist qualifications, the high-stakes MFSRH examinations, CSRH specialty training programme and areas addressing the SRH workforce.

Fran has a background of working in community, voluntary and higher education sectors. Through this she has experience of establishing services, managing volunteers and developing & delivering training programmes.

Outside the world of work you’ll find Fran unwinding at the gym or on the badminton court, enjoying a show at the theatre or binge-watching boxsets with her rescue cat.


Kate Jarvis

General Education and Development Manager

Kate is responsible for the overall management of the General Training Programme. This includes the FSRH Diploma and Letters of Competence. He also manages and supports the General Training Committee and works with colleagues across the Education & Training team on other FSRH qualifications and products.


Rhian Jones

Education Development Officer (Specialist Training)

Rhian is responsible for the administration of specific specialist training, such as the Special Skills Modules (SSMs). Rhian also supports some specialist workforces within sexual and reproductive healthcare, such as Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) doctors.

Rhian has a background in science and education and has worked in a range of fields, from immunodiagnostic kit manufacture to education coordination within the charity sector. She is also a certified teacher of English as a secondary language.

In her spare time, Rhian loves to draw, escape into a good book or film, and brush up on her Spanish.


Samuel Yosef

Specialty Development Officer

Sam joined the Faculty in March 2021. In his role he is responsible for the Faculty’s Specialty in CSRH (Community Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare), including the training programme, CESR (Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration), and support to the WDSC (Workforce Development and Strategy Committee).

He graduated with a BA International Cooperation and Development and an Erasmus Mundus MA in European Studies.

In previous roles he has worked as a Senior Project Manager and Trainer on several international educational projects. He specialised in areas including discrimination, racism, community engagement, critical thinking, and migration.

In his free time Sam likes to sing in his local choir, cook, cycle, and go for nice walks and hikes.


External Affairs

Katherine Sykes

Interim Director of External Affairs


Camila Azevedo

External Affairs Manager

Camila Azevedo is External Affairs Manager at FSRH. Camila joined FSRH in 2017 and, prior to that, she worked for an INGO based in Southeast Asia that campaigns for the end of commercial sexual exploitation of children. Camila has a background in communications, PR, policy, research and international development, holding a Master of Science degree in International Development and Management from Lund University, Sweden.

Camila has extensive international experience, having lived and worked in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia. Camila loves traveling, music, reading, cooking and craft beer tastings.

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Catrin Hughes

External Affairs and SRH APPG Manager

Catrin joined the Faculty in May 2021. She is responsible for managing the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health, which examines issues within sexual and reproductive healthcare in the UK and explores options to improve care through policy and legislative change.

Catrin’s background is in health policy, campaigns and advocacy – working with organisations including patient groups and healthcare coalitions to improve outcomes across a range of conditions.

Outside of work, Catrin can be found running, attempting to finesse her downward-facing dog in a yoga class or cooking any kind of pasta dish.


Lorna Kelly

External Affairs Assistant

Lorna joined the faculty in May 2021 as the External Affairs Assistant.

After studying Fashion Design in Manchester, Lorna worked as a set, prop and costume designer for film, advertisement, and fashion editorials for several years after moving to London. In her spare time, she is a passionate advocate for women’s rights, and it was through this work that she developed a passion for into policy which soon became her full-time career.

Outside of work, Lorna has recently become the Director of a theatre CIC which is due to stage its first production in the new year! Lorna loves to read, spend time with friends and drink an inordinate amount of tea in her spare time.


Tsara Crosfill Morton

External Affairs Intern

Tsara's interest in SRH stems from her commitment to understanding and addressing the gendered dimensions of inequality and development, something which she has pursued both through higher education and employment. Tsara is a recent graduate of the MSc in Gender at LSE. Prior to this, she worked for a domestic violence agency, campaigning for the rights of BAME and migrant victims of violence, and for a menstrual health charity, working to improve the accuracy of information surrounding menstrual health, to both empower people who menstruate and ensure better policy making.  

In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to the cinema and travelling with her film camera to learn about the variety of feminist movements that can be found across the world. 



Tim Coppard

Finance Director

Tim is responsible for all elements of the finance service, management of the IT service as well as oversight of knowledge management, digital transformation and office management.

Tim is a qualified chartered accountant with a broad range of experience across a number of sectors most recently having held director of finance posts in three housing associations providing affordable homes mainly in London and the South East.

Away from work Tim has been a School Governor serving as Chair for eight years, coached junior cricket, been a Scout leader and currently chairs a Scout Association Executive Committee. He has also volunteered over the last two years at a winter shelter for the homeless.

For leisure its anything from cycling, swimming, skiing, golf and walking the dog as well as spending time with the family.


Krystle Dowding

Finance & Membership Officer

Krystle supports both the Finance and Membership Teams with finance-related customer service.

Krystle has previously worked for The Royal Town Planning Institute and The Institution of Structural Engineers in a similar role.

In her free time Krystle lives by the motto that 'finance is fun'.


Judith Shepherd

Finance Manager

Judith is responsible for the day to day running of the FSRH Accounting functions and liaising with NHS Trust and Account Customers.

Judith is a Chartered Accountant, with experience of working in education, manufacturing, charity and retail companies.

Judith has a BA in French and History which helps steer some of the use of her spare time as she enjoys travel and researching local history.


Membership Engagement

Gareth Groarke

Director of Membership & Marketing

Gareth joined the faculty in 2022, having previously worked as Head of Marketing, Communications and Digital for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Outside of work Gareth enjoys swimming, live music and travel.


Natasha Speed

Digital Content Manager 

Natasha recently joined the faculty in 2022 and works on a continuous programme of improvement and digital development across all teams at FSRH. All with the aim of improving FSRH's digital offer to its members and developing new ways of delivering services and products on digital platforms.

She has a passion for content creation and all things digital. 

Outside of work, Natasha enjoys weightlifting, hiking, travelling and getting out in nature. 


Maureen Bell-Smith

Data Manager

Maureen is responsible for the CRM database, ensuring the data is accurate and secure.  She works across all teams at FSRH providing reports, CRM training, identifying and resolving problems, implementing new requirements and generally ensuring the system is up to date and meeting the needs of all users.  


Charlotte Hoy

Events Officer

Charlotte joined the Faculty in June 2021 and is responsible for supporting and improving event functions by providing effective and proactive support to the events manager. She also assists with speaker management, marketing support, digital platform content, and exhibitor administration. Charlotte provides on the day event delivery support and liaises with the Events Committee.

After graduating with BA Degree in Events Management and Marketing, Charlotte has delivered prestigious events for The Law Society and volunteered at The London Business Show. Charlotte is always looking for more ways to continue her professional development.

Outside of work, Charlotte models with her twin sister and loves to explore the many ‘Insta-worthy’ restaurants and rooftop bars across London. She enjoys going to the gym, film nights, shopping, and seeing her friends.


Zoe Levy

Head of Business Development

Zoe is responsible for the FSRH income generation strategy. She works closely with FSRH’s internal and external stakeholders to expand FSRH’s income sources through education and membership sales, events, funding and sponsorship/commercial income.

Zoe has a background in science and commercial business development. In previous roles, Zoe worked for an international biotechnology company offering products and services to researchers and clinical scientists working in academic, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.

Outside of work, Zoe loves crafting, painting, cooking for her family and fun days out in London and elsewhere.


Natasha Petrou

Membership Communications Officer

Natasha is responsible for the member-facing communications at FSRH, including the fortnightly newsletter and social media, making sure that all of our members are kept updated with the most recent news and guidance.

She has six years’ worth of experience in membership communications, audience engagement, and copywriting.

When not getting creative on Canva, she can be found playing indie music in small venues across London, or tending to her copious amount of houseplants.


Jyoti Parmar

Events Manager

Jyoti is responsible for managing the FSRH Event Calendar, and works in partnership with a number of other organisations to produce joint conferences, as well as running a range of regional meetings, education and training events, policy events, webinars, and organising the FSRH to have presence at major sector conferences as exhibitors or speakers.

Jyoti previously worked at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and was at the centre of the Events Team’s operational delivery of over 80 events throughout the year, including the Annual Conference, Membership and Admission Ceremonies, plus working closely with the senior officers of Education and Training.

Jyoti has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Sociology from City, University of London. She enjoys practicing Bikram yoga and also enjoys her weekly boxing classes.

Jyoti recently completed and passed the APM: Project Management: Introductory Certificate. And has now begun the process of becoming an Associate member of the Association of Project Management to further her professional development in Project & Event Management.


Issy Smith

Marketing Manager 

Issy joined the Faculty in July 2021 and is responsible for the membership marketing communications to existing members and looking at strategies to recruit new members. 

She has over 6 years experience of marketing in the charity sector and previously worked at Pancreatic Cancer Action as Campaigns Manager where she discovered she had a passion for charity marketing in the health sector. 

In her spare time, Issy enjoys going to the gym, cooking and travelling - especially to Greece.


Sarah Upali

Head of Marketing

Sarah looks after FSRH’s membership communications and the marketing of our qualifications, resources and events.

She has over 18 years’ marketing experience covering marketing strategy, content and digital marketing in a range of organisations, from media/publishing to membership. She is also a mentor at The Girls Network. Sarah manages the Communications Officer at FSRH.

She is a mum of two boys, and enjoys listening to podcasts, baking and visiting new places. She has recently started distance running (slowly) and loves it!


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