Employees, Trustees, Medical Advisers and Patrons

Our Team

CAUK Staff and Trustees

Ian Stuart Founder and Co-ordinator
Ailsa Crowe Cavernoma Community Worker (Northern England and Scotland)
Sian Oliphant Administrator
Christine Simmons Independent Finance Officer


Our Board of Trustees

David C S White Chair
Karen Bennett Secretary
Peter Swinburne Treasurer
Emily Fletcher
Roxanna Dixon
Anna Farrar
Tabitha Kassem
David Scott

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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