Work at UK-Med

Staff List


UK-Med is a world renowned charity based in Manchester, UK. We recruit and train UK health care workers to provide a volunteer emergency medical response at times of catastrophe overseas. We are a core partner in the delivery of the UK Emergency Medical Team programme funded by the Department for International Development.

We have experienced rapid growth in recent times and seek a high calibre and energetic leader to consolidate and further develop our organisation.

Chief Executive

The successful candidate for the post of Chief Executive will be a senior health care professional, experienced in humanitarian emergencies and able to provide oversight and development to UK-Med’s programme of activities. They will have a proven record of strategic leadership with considerable expertise in humanitarian and emergency medical response. They will demonstrate highly developed management and implementation skills to further UK-Med’s wider Pre-deployment and Emergency Preparedness programmes. The Chief Executive will be responsible to the Board of Trustees.

Candidates must be willing and able to deploy as part of an emergency response.

The post is offered on a fixed term basis to 31 December 2020 with possibility for extension. Salary is to be agreed.

Closing date: Monday 11th September at 5pm

For a full Job Description and details on how to apply please see the CEO Candidate Brief or contact


Current staff team


Professor Tony Redmond, CEO

Founder of UK-Med and its registers, Tony  leads the Senior Management team and is the main point of contact for our partners and funders. He is Professor of International Emergency Medicine and Deputy Director of the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester. He also provides oversight to the WHO Collaborating Centre for Emergency Medical Teams and Emergency Capacity Building. Tony is an emergency physician by training with many years of experience in responding to disasters and conflicts overseas.

Professor John Simpson, Medical Director

John joined UK-Med as Medical Director at the end of 2016. He originally trained as a medical doctor working in Accident and Emergency and General Practice before undertaking public health training and becoming a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control and later working as a Regional Epidemiologist. Since 2003 he has worked in Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR), culminating in the position of Director EPRR for Public Health England (PHE).  John stepped down from this role to take up the role of Medical Director of UK-MED (0.5 wte) and Medical Director EPRR (0.5 wte) in 2016. He was awarded a Visiting Professorship by the Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London in 2014.        

Roy Daley, Director of Programmes

Roy is the Director of Programmes at UK-Med, developing and managing the infrastructure support that enables the rest of the team to deliver our core work. He was recruited in 2014 to manage the UK-Med Ebola Response Programme having previously supported the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) global health initiative for the University of Manchester. Roy has more than 15 years’ experience in supporting research and programme delivery in health and education settings, previously working for the consultancy arm of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine across a range of projects for international donor agencies and clients.

Rachel Fletcher, Deployment Manager

Rachel manages UK-Med’s deployment activities and works in close partnership with both the membership and training teams to ensure the capability and capacity of the on-calls teams for a sudden onset disaster response. She has oversight of the UKEMT team and works closely with partners to ensure fitness for purpose of the planned response. Rachel is an emergency nurse who has worked for several years for various emergency response NGO’s and has a background in large scale emergency humanitarian response operations as well as more developed programme activities. Rachel is a point of contact for any specific UKEMT, deployment or partnership related queries.

Helen Jordan, Training Manager

Helen manages UK-Med’s portfolio of training, developing and delivering courses in order to train healthcare professionals to be able to respond effectively during an international humanitarian emergency. She brings a wealth of experience from development-related programmes in the fields of education and public health. Most recently Helen worked in Kenya to improve laboratory medicine across five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. You will meet Helen at many of UK-Med’s courses, and she is the point of contact for specific training and related areas of enquiry.

Dawn Sheridan, Training & Projects Coordinator

Dawn has worked for UK-Med since 2013, initially in general administration before providing focus to the coordination required for delivery of our training programmes. She has extensive experience in support of the delivery of health and education related projects both in the UK and overseas.

Janis Ferberg, Projects Coordinator

Janis joined the team in 2016 as Projects Coordinator and is responsible for supporting strategic development across UK Med’s portfolio of work. In particular Janis is focusing on recruitment strategy for the EMT and wider engagement of membership across our programmes of work. Janis has extensive project management experience, delivering large-scale public sector programmes across the cultural and education sectors.

Clare Calland, Membership & Communications Coordinator

Clare joined UK-Med in November 2016 as Membership and Communications Coordinator. Previously part of the careers team at the Royal College of Surgeons, she has a background in volunteer management and will be working on recruiting clinical volunteers to join UKEMT on-call teams, as well as the effective engagement of members of the Community of Practice.

Jak Dyehouse, Administrator (Membership)

Jak supports the work of the Membership Team, as well as the logistical capacity of the organisation. He can help with all membership enquiries, including those from new and prospective joiners to the Community of Practice and questions regarding the UKEMT pathway. Jak previously held an internship with the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester and is a student of politics and modern history.

Clive Back, Finance & Office Manager

Clive manages UK-Med’s Finance and Office Support Team. Clive has worked as a Finance Manager for charities and not for profit organisations for over 20 years, prior to that he worked for various commercial organisations and Non Departmental Public Bodies. Clive is the initial point of contact for any financial or office related issues.

Anne-Marie Nyarko, Administrator (Finance)

Anne-Marie assists in the management of UK-Med’s finances and provides support to other core business areas. Anne-Marie is a friendly face who will assist with queries regarding payments of invoices and expenses or more general queries you may have concerning UK-Med systems and processes.

Richard Dear, Logistics and Projects Officer

Richard joined the staff team in 2016 as Logistics and Projects Officer, having previously provided support to the Ebola Response Programme. He is instrumental in the oversight and management of UK-Med’s kit and equipment store at Stockport and also in providing advice support to our partners in the delivery of the UKEMT programme.

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Chrissy Alcock

Chrissy is a longstanding associate of UK-Med  and has worked to help establish UK-Med and  the UK EMT training programme along with a range of special projects. She has led UK-Med Overseas Training Deployments (OTDs) such as the post-earthquake Mass Casualty course in Nepal and Chemical Exposure Training courses in partnership with WHO. Chrissy continues to be a trusted advisor and leader within the UK-Med Community of Practice and an associate member of UK-Med. She is currently studying for a Masters in Public Health at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Jennifer Carr

Jennifer joined UK-Med to support the administration of the Ebola Response Programme in 2014, and subsequently worked with the team to establish UK-Med’s Community of Practice membership, and the systems required for the emerging NGO. Following her MSc in Poverty and Development at the Institute for Development, Policy and Management (IDPM) at the University of Manchester, Jen is beginning her PhD studies. With an interest in the professionalisation of humanitarian action Jen is now a doctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow under the auspices of the Wellcome Trust.

Anisa Jafar

Anisa has recently taken up a Research Associate position with the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute (HCRI)where she will complete her PhD in the area of medical-record keeping in sudden onset disasters, and deliver some of the institute’s teaching programmes.  Her background is Emergency Medicine in which she is an ST4 but is taking a break in her training to complete her PhD.  Anisa has done academic clinical training mostly in the North West but has spent time working (as undergraduate and postgraduate) in London, Pakistan, France and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa).  She has completed her Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and her Masters in Public Health from the University of Manchester.  Anisa is supporting UK-Med with the development of a medical record system for use by the UK EMT.

Dr Brigid Hayden

Brigid is an experienced Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and General Medical  Practitioner, with a special interest in clinical education, training and simulation. Brigid has worked in a variety of roles in several countries, including Bosnia, the Gambia, Kosovo, Liberia, Mauritius and the island of Tristan da Cunha. Brigid is passionate about the work of UK-Med, and is providing ongoing guidance and support in relation to women’s health, training and EMT’s.

Karen O’Neill

Karen O’Neill, (nee Livingstone) worked as both Medical Adviser and Membership Manager for UK-Med, overseeing several overseas trainings and deployments, and contributing significantly to delivery of the Ebola Response Programme in Sierra Leone. She is an Emergency Nurse by training and a graduate of the Masters degree programme at the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), University of Manchester. Karen will receive an outstanding alumni award from HCRI in 2016 for her contribution to humanitarian action.