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Our staff team

Our staff team

Our staff care passionately about people affected by M.E., and has daily contact with patients, carers and professionals by telephone, email and social media. 

Information, support and welfare advice

In 2014-2015, we answered more than 2,100 calls and provided nearly 45,000 copies of our booklets, factsheets and articles, ensuring that people affected by M.E. have the key information and signposting they needed to access care and support, including welfare benefits.

  • Imogen Ward, Information and Support Officer
  • David Watts, Information and Support Officer
  • Sarah Lawrence, Welfare Benefits Advisor
  • Tom Owen, Director of Services and Development 

Communications and policy

Working to increase awareness of M.E. among the public, professionals, parliamentarians and the press, our Communications and Policy team manage our website, publications and social media and build relationships with journalists and MPs, promoting the work of the charity and highlighting the impact of M.E.

  • Clare Ogden, Head of Communications and Policy
  • Joe Martin, Communications Officer (Online Communities)
  • Emma Hypher, Communications and Policy Officer

Fundraising, finance and membership

Our fundraising team support our fantastic community fundraisers and engage with charitable trusts and other donors. They also look after our Supporting and Lifelong Members, whose support enables us to continue our vital work.

  • Simon Pearson, Director of Fundraising
  • Bella Whately, Fundraising Officer
  • Jess Burden, Fundraising Officer
  • Matt Parker, Finance Officer


Along with our Scottish Hub, which offers information, news and signposting for people in Scotland, we lead a number of projects focused on raising awareness of M.E. and empowering those affected by the condition to access care and support.

  • Katrina Allen, Scotland Project Co-ordinator

SEE M.E. project

Support, Empower and Employ people with M.E. (SEE M.E.) is an exciting 18-month pilot project, delivered in partnership with North Bristol NHS Trust, offering innovative, integrated health and employment support for people with M.E. living in Bristol, North Somerset, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. 

  • Paul Davey, SEE M.E. Project Co-ordinator
  • Amanda Mason, SEE M.E. Employment Advisor