C3’s people

List of C3’s Trustees

C3’s partners and funders

Please note that all staff can be contacted at firstname.lastname@c3health.org.

Christine Hancock [email] is the founder and director of C3 Collaborating for Health. She is an experienced nurse, specialising in cardiac nursing, but also working in midwifery, community and mental health. She became a health service manager and was a CEO in Britain’s NHS for Waltham Forest, a diverse area of north-east London serving 200,000 people. For 12 years she was CEO and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing and then president of the International Council of Nurses where she was involved in policy-making through WHO and other UN bodies and visited 50 countries looking at their health care. In the UK she has been a governor of De Montfort University and is a trustee of a charity for homeless people. Christine has recently become a member of the NHS Healthy Workforce Advisory Board, overseeing efforts to create a step change in the health of the 1.2 million-strong NHS workforce.


Jane Abraham [email] is C3’s workplace health associate, responsible for developing C3’s workplace health portfolio and the Workplace Health Movement. Jane is a senior lecturer, academic lead, and honorary research fellow with University of Exeter’s medical and business schools on work, health and wellbeing. She is also the vice president of ISMA(UK), and previously worked as part of the cross Governments Health, Work and Wellbeing unit to deliver the Black Report on workplace health and wellbeing across the UK. Jane has extensive knowledge of workplace health and has been involved in delivering award-winning programmes, strategy and policy, and global research collaborations. In June 2016, Jane was appointed policy fellow for the Health and Work Joint Unit of Department of Work and Pensions and Department of Health.

Ina Andersson [email] is research and projects office at C3. She is responsible for day-to-day research and also manages several of C3’s events, including the regular series of international breakfast seminars. Ina is also responsible for the administration of the C3 office. Her background is in sociology, and came to C3 following a graduate traineeship at housing association Poplar Harca in East London.

Sarah Clarke [email] is communications officer at C3. She publicises C3 projects and events through development of C3’s communications plan, website, social media, newsletters and annual review. She also manages recruitment for the digital health professional network with the Credits4Health EU project. Sarah’s background is in public health, behavioural interventions and qualitative data analysis. Her most recent work was with the International Rescue Committee coordinating an intensive case-management programme for refugees resettled in the United States.

Katy Cooper [email] is assistant director at C3. She is an experienced researcher and writer on chronic disease prevention, having worked in this field since 2005. She is primarily responsible for C3’s publications, and works across C3’s portfolio. Her previous jobs included time at Amnesty International UK, the International Business Leaders Forum and Maplecroft, roles in which she worked on developing ways to involve businesses in human rights. She is a trustee of the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

Pat Goodwin (BSc, PhD, FSB) [email] joined C3 Collaborating for Health in 2011 as an associate with responsibility for evaluation. In her early career she gained experience in both lecturing and running a research group before joining the Wellcome Trust in 1990 as a senior manager. During her time at the Trust she managed the Molecular and Cell Panel, the Infection and Immunity Panel and the Functional Genomics Development Panel before taking over responsibility for the portfolio and strategy development in infectious disease and populations and public health.  She is a fellow and honorary treasurer of the Royal Society of Biology, a council member and chair of the Policy Committee of the Microbiology Society, a member of the International Steering Group of the Public Population Project in Genomics and a former director of UK Biobank.

Vas Hirani [email] is public health and community engagement associate at C3. She comes from a background of community development and regeneration where over 20 years she has managed cross-sector and multi-disciplinary projects targeting social exclusion, health, mental health and poverty, across London. A psychologist by training, Vas thrives on bespoke behaviour change and holistic healthy living programmes including Health Trainers initiatives and Children’s Centres amongst others. Vas is a trustee of an arts charity in North London. She actively supports community-wide initiatives that challenge inequality with sustainable interventions in Gujarat (India) and Kumjung (Nepal).

Pat Hughes [email] is working with C3 as associate in nursing, health and development. Pat undertook a variety of education, management and policy roles in the UK focusing particularly on workforce and organisational development. Internationally, she worked with WHO, contributing to the organisation of the Second Ministerial Conference on Nursing and Midwifery; developed strategies for managing the nursing workforce; and developed a pilot programme for community and home-based nursing in South East Asia.  As a consultant with the International Council of Nurses, her portfolio included professional regulation and education, and advanced nursing practice and women’s health. She developed and managed a project to provide access to and use of health information in refugee settings in Tanzania and Zambia.

Sukhpreet Kaur [email] is board administrator at C3. She is responsible for board administration, governance and maintaining policies and procedures. Sukhpreet is an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and a post graduate in business administration. She worked in renewable energy and pharmaceuticals sectors in the past and for the last four years has been focused around the charity sector.

Michaela Nuttall [email] is a C3 associate in nursing. A cardiovascular nurse specialist with a research background, her ongoing activities include being on the Health Care Committee of Heart UK, the London Cardiac and Vascular Strategic Clinical Leadership Group, and various cardiovascular journals’ editorial boards. Previously, Michaela was founding chair of the Cardiovascular Nurse Leader forum of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, health director for HeartAge, trustee for Mytime Active, founding chair for the South East London Cardiac Network’s prevention group, and twice elected to the council of British Association for Nursing in Cardiac Care. Michaela also established the successful NHS Health Check Awards. She currently is a CVD co-ordinator for public health and a partner in Smart Health Solutions.

Hester Rice [email] is senior project manager with C3, responsible for joint publications, projects and bespoke meetings. She has managed high-profile international events in South Africa, Australia and India, and has a special interest in young professionals, and is an active member of the Young Professionals’ Chronic Disease Network and NCDFree.

Amanda Thieba [email] is events and office assistant at C3. She provides support in the planning, organising and execution of C3’s events, and assists in the administration of the office and the running of C3‘s daily activities. Amanda’s background is in sociology and global health. Her most recent work experience was with Safe Food Advocacy Europe, an EU-level lobbying organisation working to improve consumer protection in EU food regulation.

Beverley Walker [email] is C3’s accountant.