TRUSTEES

Rosa Curling
Rosa is an international and UK human rights and public law solicitor. She has advised, and led litigation, on issues as wide ranging as freedom of information, EU law, torture, immigration and refugee law, modern day slavery, access to education and health services, death penalty, international aid, unlawful detention, climate change and environmental law.
She has a BA in Anthropology and a Masters in Human Rights. Before becoming a solicitor, she worked at Liberty, the European Roma Rights Centre, ChildLine and the British Institute of Human Rights. She qualified as a solicitor with Leigh Day in 2007.
She is a member of the EuroMed Working Group on the Freedom of Assembly and Association, Chair of Trustees at the charity Platform, a consultant for the Consultation Institute and one of the founding directors of the NGO Observe.

Professor David Peters MB ChB DRCOG DMSMed FLCOM
David is a Clinical Director in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Westminster where he directs the Centre for Resilience. The Centre is researching ways of measuring resilience, researching it and improving it through biofeedback, mindfulness, positive emotion and self-care.
His clinical work (as a musculoskeletal physician) is informed by his time in general practice as well as by osteopathy, acupuncture and body-oriented psychotherapy. He has particular interest in health problems where resilience has broken down (including PTSD), or where pain and fatigue overlap, and in aspects of self-care for long-term conditions. Since the early 1990s He has led on a series of projects evaluating non-pharmaceutical treatments in the NHS. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework he was awarded a 4 star rating for his impact on this field of work. He is Editor in Chief the Journal of Holistic Healthcare.

Andrew Holloway
Andrew is an enthusiastic designer and maker of things. Having completed an apprenticeship with a traditional terracotta manufacturer, he then went on to complete a BA in Ceramics at Farnham. He then ran a well respected studio pottery with his wife for seven years, before retraining as a carpenter. This was the beginning of a lifelong career in design and manufacturing. He is passionate about the built environment and good design as a means to improve the quality of life for all.
Andrew is the owner/manager of ‘Greenoak’ carpentry business. He believes being of service and giving something back to others is important. In this regard he is also a trustee of the Lewes New School.

Andy Porter
Andy is a registered social worker with over 35 years experience in Health and Social Care. He is currently employed as the Deputy Director of Social Work at Sussex Partnership NHS Trust where his responsibilities include safeguarding. Andy has previously worked with children and families and community projects but has primarily worked in adult mental health. He was Director of Mind in Brighton developing advocacy and advice services and was also a Mental Health Commissioner. He has supported the development of a number of local charities as a volunteer, Trustee and in management roles. Above all he is committed to human rights, and to enabling all, no matter how vulnerable, to be active and respected citizens.

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