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 develops the vision for our art collection, partnerships and art loans programme. Amisha is a trustee of Collections Trust and on the Executive Committee of the Touring Exhibitions Group. She has over 15 years experience working in museums and galleries and 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, feel and message of what we do both online and offline as our webmaster, 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 exciting 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 is a committee member for the UK Registrars Group. Jess 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 CoordinatorKate Devine

Kate is our Interpretation Project Coordinator. She works with a team of volunteers to create new labels for all 4,000 artworks in our collection. Kate is an art education and interpretation specialist working in galleries across London. She loves engaging people with the imaginative power of art. Kate is also completing a PhD in Modern Italian Art and likes to throw on the potter's wheel in her spare time.

Favourite work in the collection: Too soon to tell


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: 'Orange Meander' by Anni 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 one of our Loans Coordinators. She facilitates art loans and creative engagement activities. 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 one of our Loans Coordinators, organising art loans and activities. His career as a Curator and Arts Administrator includes partnerships with Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage and The Foreign Office, plus many museums, galleries and health organisations.

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


Hannah James

Hannah James

Hannah is one of our Loans Coordinators. She facilitates art loans and creative activities. 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


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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