Employees, Trustees, Medical Advisers and Patrons

Our Team


Lynn Ladbrook, Interim Chief Executive (0.5 FTE)

Joanne Noakes, Children’s Advocate (0.48 FTE)

Ailsa Crowe, Adult’s Advocate (0.4 FTE)

Sian Oliphant, Administrator (0.4 FTE)

Board of Trustees

Dr Caroline Seddon, Chair

Peter Swinburne, Treasurer

David White

Roxanna Dixon

Kirsten Macpherson

David Scott

Dean Evans

Our Medical Advisers and Patrons of CAUK

CAUK relies heavily on the advice and support of medical experts in cavernoma. Neil Kitchen MD FRCS(SN), consultant neurosurgeon, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Senior CAUK Medical Adviser and Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Professor of Clinical Neurology and MRC Senior Clinical Fellow is Scientific and Medical Adviser to CAUK.

Mr Kitchen, Professor Salman and Sacha Bonsor became patrons in 2015.

Rustam portrait

Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, professor of clinical neurology, MRC senior clinical fellow, University of Edinburgh, honorary consultant neurologist, NHS Lothian, scientific and medical adviser, CAUK.

Mr Neil Kitchen, Consultant Neurosurgeon (National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery) - one of CAUK's medical advisors.

Mr Neil Kitchen, consultant neurosurgeon (National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery) – senior medical adviser, CAUK (John Deehan Photography Ltd)

Sacha Bonsor

Sacha Bonsor, journalist and author of a book, Dipped Into Oblivion, which chronicles her experience of having a brain haemorrhage and subsequent surgery. She lives in London with her husband and three step children.

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