Ben Pearce, DirectorBen Pearce

Ben is our Director. He works with our Trustees to lead the charity's vision and strategy. He's developing new partnerships and funding to make sure we can continue to inspire better health and wellbeing into the future. Ben was previously Project Director at the RA. He has an MSc from LSE, where he also won the 2004 Titmuss Prize for outstanding achievement in Social Policy.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Sundrops' by Sir Terry Frost


Amisha Karia, Head of Collection, Loans & ProgrammingAmisha Karia

Amisha is our Head of Collection, Loans & Programming. She focuses on the vision and delivery of our art services and projects. She's also the curator of our art collection. Amisha previously worked for University of Hertfordshire Arts. She's a Museums Association Diversify Fellow and has an MA in Art Gallery & Museum Studies from Leicester University.

Favourite work in the collection: Obviously, I love every artwork...


Thomas Walshaw, Communications & Development ManagerThomas Walshaw

Thomas is our Communications & Development Manager. He leads on the look and feel of what we do both online and offline, as our voice on social media and our in-house designer. When he's not busy writing blogs and exciting news, Thomas is probably inviting you to one of our fabulous fundraising events.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Nineteen Greys A' by Bridget Riley


Stephen Feather, Gallery & Office Coordinator Stephen Feather

Stephen is our Gallery & Office Coordinator. He oversees the many exhibitions and events in the Menier Gallery, raising funds to support our charitable work. He also manages the smooth running of our London office. Stephen is a practising artist and graduated from Kingston University with a BA in Art, Architecture and Design History.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Calasetta Bay II' by Ian Watson


Jess Reid, National Loans CoordinatorJess Reid

Jess is our National Loans Coordinator. She supports our art loans and Loans Coordinators around the country. She also leads on our CRM system, developing it to meet Paintings in Hospitals' uniquely diverse needs. Jess previously worked for the RA and Science Museum Group. She has a BA in History of Art from the University of Warwick.

Favourite work in the collection: Too soon to say!


Jodie Edwards, Interpretation Project CoordinatorJodie Edwards

Jodie is our Interpretation Project Coordinator. She works with a team of volunteers to write new labels for all 4,000 artworks in our collection. Jodie also works as the Loans Coordinator for the Arts Council Collection and has an MA in History of Art from the University of London.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Still Life' by William Scott


Margaret Proudfoot, Collection & Gallery TechnicianMargaret Proudfoot

Margaret is our Collection & Gallery Technician and a practising artist. She helps to monitor and maintain the artworks in our collection, preparing them for loan and display. She supports our teams around the UK sharing her extensive knowledge and also works with exhibitors in the Menier Gallery, overseeing the technical aspects of the exhibition programme.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Connection I' by Norie Hatakeyama


Alice Woodhouse

Alice is our Collection Coordinator. She checks-in on our artworks on loan around the UK, making sure they're happy! She also manages the storage of our art, ensuring that every work (big or small) is well cared for. Alice is a freelance curator, has an MA in Culture, Criticism & Curation from CSM and a BA from the Courtauld.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Full (Homage to the Square)' by Josef Albers


Dr Jayne Lloyd

Jayne is our Research & Evaluation Associate. She looks at how we can effectively research and evidence the impact of our work. She completed her PhD at the University of London and is also Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Arts Practice at the University of Brighton.

Favourite work in the collection: I’m really bad at picking favourites. But I do love working in an office surrounded by artworks!


Janet Bates

Janet is our Loans Coordinator for East England. She facilitates art loans and creative engagement activities across the region. Janet is a practising artist and graduated in 2010 with a BA in Fine Art after working in publishing for over 20 years.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Snow at Bramfield' by John Akers


Dominic Harbour

Dominic is our Loans Coordinator for the West Midlands, organising art loans and activities throughout the region. His career as a Curator and Arts Administrator includes partnerships with Heritage Lottery Fund, Visit Britain, English Heritage and The Foreign Office, plus many international museums, art galleries and health organisations.

Favourite work in the collection: “The breadth of the collection is fantastic. It’s impossible to choose!”


Alice Holland, Loans CoordinatorAlice Holland

Alice is our Loans Coordinator for North England. She spent seven years working in Cultural Development for a Local Authority. Before this, Alice worked in the education department of several National Museums developing and delivering activities and arts programmes. Alice has an MA Museums and Galleries in Education from UCL.

Favourite work in the collection: ‘Blue Riverscape’ by David Emerson


Hannah James

Hannah James

Hannah is our Loans Coordinator for London and South England. She facilitates art loans and creative activities across the region. Hannah studied photography, ceramics and fine art. She has worked in numerous artist’s studios supporting some of the UK’s most successful artists on a broad range of projects both nationally and internationally.

Favourite work in the collection: ‘Spring Snow’ by Dan Hays


Alison Underwood

Ali is our Loans Coordinator for South Wales. She dedicated her career to promoting wellbeing through art, originally as a Hospital Play Specialist and more recently as a learning facilitator in schools and National Museum Cardiff. Ali has a degree in Art History and is looking forward to building partnerships across South Wales.

Favourite work in the collection: Ali has yet to discover the delights of the collection, but anything with colour and nature will appeal!


We also rely on the invaluable help of our volunteers to continue our unique mission to inspire better health across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We just couldn't do it without their passion, enthusiasm and support.

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