Who We Are

We are changemakers working towards a mental healthcare system where every single service user feels safe and secure in both their physical and mental environments.

Founding Story

Artist Tim A Shaw and curator Niamh White founded Hospital Rooms after a close friend was admitted to a mental health hospital. On visiting her, they were shocked to find the hospital environment was cold and clinical at a time when she was so vulnerable. Having worked in the arts for 10 years each, they felt they had the skills and community to be able to transform these spaces with high-quality artworks.

In 2016, Dr Emma Whicher gave them the opportunity to run their first project at the Phoenix Unit, a rehabilitation unit for people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. They commissioned Nick Knight, Gavin Turk, and Assemble, among other world-class artists, to work with patients and staff to create site-specific artwork for the ward. The project received national press attention and Hospital Rooms has been inundated with requests for projects ever since.

Tim Shaw

Co-Founder

Tim is a tall man with brown hair and eyes. He lives in London, grew up in Kent and had Welsh, Scottish and Pakistani grandparents. He has Tourettes Syndrome so has some frequent facial and body tics. His pronouns are he/him.

Tim started the charity with Niamh. He raises funds for the projects and works with the different teams on how to deliver their projects. Tim is an artist and makes installations, light sculptures and paintings. He started his career in the arts as an Art Technician and ran his own art installation company for 10 years. With Niamh, outside of Hospital Rooms, he runs an art prize for exceptional emerging artists. He authored a book called Draw & Be Happy. He eats a Mars Ice Cream every day.

Niamh White

Co-Founder

Niamh is a medium height white woman with light brown hair. Her pronouns are she/her. She was born in Dublin, raised in Cornwall and now lives in London. Niamh loves dreaming up the future of Hospital Rooms. She builds projects, generates funding, monitors our impact and plans for the long term.

Niamh is a curator who began her career on the front desk at Hauser & Wirth, worked for Nick Knight at SHOWstudio and has undertaken a variety of independent projects. Niamh likes essay collections – a recent favourite is All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K Wilkinson.

Core Team

Nafeesa Arshad

Digital Art School Producer

Nafeesa is a medium height brown woman with shoulder length black hair, her pronouns are she/her. She was born and raised in South East London and Kent.

As the Producer of the Digital Art School, Nafeesa drives the coordination of all aspects of our exciting public-facing programme. Nafeesa joined Hospital Rooms in 2023 having previously worked across Production in digital and design-based projects as well as Marketing for creative projects. She enjoys bringing people together, creating space for community and using creative expression as a means of healing.

Honor Bailey-Rosse

Projects Manager

Honor is a medium-height, white woman with long brown straight hair, her pronouns are she/her. She was born and raised in London.

As Projects Manager, Honor oversees and supports the management and delivery of all Hospital Rooms projects. Honor joined Hospital Rooms 2023 having previously worked in exhibition production and public art fabrication, specialising in large-scale metal works. Honor plays on a 5-aside football team and is a mentor with LGBT+ young persons charity Just Like Us.

Kerry Bishop

Interim CEO

With two decades at the forefront of art, design and architecture, Kerry is a respected creative business leader. As the Founder and Director of Know Your Place, she guides high-profile clients to evolve and thrive financially and operationally. ⁠ ⁠

Kerry’s journey includes working at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) as Managing Director. Before that, she was pivotal as Chief Operating Officer at Frieze, overseeing the launch of Frieze Los Angeles.⁠ ⁠Previously, she held leadership positions within architectural studios to build health and social care buildings across the UK.⁠

Natalie Carter

Chief Operating Officer

One of the longest-serving members of the team, Natalie (She/Her) is our COO, overseeing operations and the strategic direction of Hospital Rooms. Natalie studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute before working for the designer Shaun Leane for six years.

In 2019 she graduated from London College of Fashion with an MA in Fashion Curation and has also worked at the V&A and Bexhill Museum where she is a trustee, and advises on strategy.

Louis Caseley

Participation Lead

Louis is a medium-height white man with brown curly hair, his pronouns are he/him. He was born and raised in London.

As participation lead, Louis supports on running projects with a key focus on engagement and accessibility for service users and artists. Louis has worked with Hospital Rooms since 2019 having previously worked as an arts facilitator, art technician and illustrator in various settings. Louis’ favourite artist is Mike Kelley and he likes shopping on eBay.

Laura Cundall

Research Assistant

Laura (She/Her) is an artist who splits her time between Yorkshire and London. She was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder and BPD 10 years ago and uses her art to help end the stigma around mental health. Laura first worked with Hospital Rooms over 2 years ago when she provided some illustrations for artist welcome packs, and has since become our Research Assistant as well as supporting the delivery of in-person artist workshops.

Having spent time as a service user in psychiatric hospitals herself, Laura is passionate about improving these spaces. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and listening to UK garage music.

Izzy Eastick

Project Assistant

Izzy is a medium height white woman with shoulder length dark brown hair, her pronouns are she/her. She is chronically ill, was born and raised in Hampshire, and now lives in Cornwall.

As project assistant, Izzy helps with the general planning, organisation, and running of the project in Cornwall. Izzy joined Hospital Rooms in 2023, and also works as a learning facilitator and freelance artist. Izzy’s favourite artist is Rachel Sussman and she’s really excited by natural history, animals, and fossils.

Phoebe Eustance

Research Consultant

Phoebe is a medium-height white non-binary person with short blonde/brown curly hair, their pronouns are they/them. They live in Peckham. As a Research Consultant, Phoebe supports the Head of Impact on a freelance basis conducting in-person qualitative and arts-based research within projects.

Phoebe has worked with Hospital Rooms since 2019 in project curation and research. Their work with Hospital Rooms has greatly influenced their PhD research, which they are currently doing at Birmingham School of Art with a full scholarship. Phoebe recently met their icon, queer theorist Judith Butler, who gave them a word of advice about pronouns: “language is a living thing” <3.

Mattie Hartley

Project Curator

Mattie (She/Her) is a medium height white woman with shoulder length blonde hair, her pronouns are she/her. She was born in West London, grew up in West Yorkshire and moved back to London after graduating.

As a Project Curator, Mattie is responsible for running our projects, working with artists, NHS Trusts, service users and community partners. Mattie took a wiggly route into the arts after studying English at university. Before joining Hospital Rooms in April 2022, she worked as an account manager within art galleries. Mattie’s favourite TV show is Succession and she really likes walking in the Yorkshire Dales.

Aroug Hassan

Social Media Trainee

Aroug (she/her) is a short-statured brown woman who wears a hijab. She was born and raised in East London. She enjoys combining her graphic design skills with her south-asian heritage, to showcase interesting and exciting ideas and is eager to dive deeper into the world of social media and marketing.

Aroug has always had an interest in design for purpose and is excited to be a part of the Hospital Rooms team. Aroug is known for being a hobby collector. For her, a new week means a new hobby!

Roisin Mennell

Marketing & Communications Manager

Roisin is a medium-height white woman with brown hair, her pronouns are she/her. She was born and raised in North Yorkshire.

Roisin joined Hospital Rooms in 2024 as the Marketing and Communications Manager, bringing with her a wealth of experience from the charity sector, fashion industry, and a women’s health startup brand. Now, she passionately aids Hospital Rooms in communicating all the remarkable work they undertake—to anyone who will listen, and even to those who won’t. When she’s not immersed in the world of design and marketing, you’ll likely find her watching Drag Race or gallivanting on a hilltop in the Lake District.

Siphiwe Mnguni

Public Programmes Curator

Siphiwe is a tall Black Woman with short pixie – cut black hair. Her pronouns are she/her. She was born and raised in South – East London to Zimbabwean parents.

As Public Programmes Curator, Siphiwe is responsible for sharing the Hospital Rooms mission and thinking with local, national and international audiences. Through the developing, coordination and delivering of year round events, talks, public exhibitions and our Digital Art School platform, her mission is to reach as many people with care and creativity whilst building practices of inclusion through our unique lens. Siphiwe is a practicing artist and has worked across artist management, set design and photography before finding her home at Hospital Rooms. Siphiwe lists painters Picasso, Karl Appel and Ellen Gallagher as a few of her favourite visual artists.

Haley Moyse Fenning

Head of Impact

Haley is a white woman with (usually) tied-back auburn hair and tortoiseshell glasses. Her pronouns are she/her. She is chronically ill Disabled and was born and raised in Nottingham. As Head of Impact, Haley oversees the evaluation of our on-site projects and Digital Art School, supporting the team to measure, evidence, and demonstrate the impact of our work.

Haley began working with Hospital Rooms through a student placement scheme in 2022. She is deeply committed to creating opportunities in art for people who have been historically excluded in our field. Haley’s favourite artist is Rashid Johnson, and she gets very emotionally invested in good TV shows.

Jasmine Norton

Partnerships & Impact Assistant

Having first joined Hospital Rooms as a Trainee, Jasmine is now an established member of the Hospital Rooms family as a Partnerships and Impact Assistant. She is passionate about community work, freedom of expression, and critical mental health perspectives.

After conducting a photography project in her final year of university, which looked at the healing perspectives of Queer People of Colour, Jasmine realised the power creativity has in stimulating important mental health discussions and intersectionality. She loves to read, listen to music, and be present with friends and family.

Sondliwe Pamisa

Project Assistant

Sondliwe is a tall black man with black hair, often worn in twists/plaits and/or afro; and his pronouns are He/Him. Born in Zimbabwe, he was raised in Leeds, UK. As a Production Assistant, Sondliwe navigates between projects, assisting various departments in the planning, resourcing and execution of projects.

Sondliwe joined Hospital Rooms in September 2023 as a Trainee, having previously worked in archiving, radio and art installation. He is also a practicing Interdisciplinary Artist working across a range of media such as painting, photography and sound. Sondliwe lists Romare Bearden, Cassi Namoda and Hugh Masekela as a few of his favourite artists, and can usually be found running/cycling around on one of his endless “side missions”.

Ania Patla

Head of Partnerships & 
Special Projects

Ania is a medium-height person with blond hair, her pronouns are she/her. She is Polish-American and was born and raised in Philadelphia.

As head of partnerships, Ania works to raise funds for Hospital Rooms and seeks out exciting partnerships that help support our mission.
Ania joined Hospital Rooms in 2023 and previously worked in art museums/galleries in London and in the US. Having worked in a number of museum jobs, Ania began to work in fundraising about 5 years ago. Ania’s favourite book is Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk.

Richard Rawlins

Lead Designer & Digital Content Creator

Richard is a tall black man with black and grey hair, his pronouns are he/him. He was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago.

In his capacity Richard designs content for social media, assists with all things technical for Digital Art School sessions and does design and video editing for all related Hospital Rooms internal and external project content. Richard has worked with Hospital Rooms since 2021 having previously worked as a graphic designer, art director and creative manager. He is also an artist who has shown internationally. Richard is a big comic book fan. He lists his favourite comic book artist as Jack ‘King’ Kirby.

Tim Shaw

Co-Founder

Tim is a tall man with brown hair and eyes. He lives in London, grew up in Kent and had Welsh, Scottish and Pakistani grandparents. He has Tourettes Syndrome so has some frequent facial and body tics. His pronouns are he/him.

Tim started the charity with Niamh. He raises funds for the projects and works with the different teams on how to deliver their projects. Tim is an artist and makes installations, light sculptures and paintings. He started his career in the arts as an Art Technician and ran his own art installation company for 10 years. With Niamh, outside of Hospital Rooms, he runs an art prize for exceptional emerging artists. He authored a book called Draw & Be Happy. He eats a Mars Ice Cream every day.

Léonie Sinden

Office Administrator

Léonie is a medium-height person with brown hair and green eyes, her pronouns are she/her. She was born in France with French, Vietnamese and English heritage.

As office administrator, Léonie supports team operations and helps deliver events, exhibitions and edition sales. Léonie has worked at Hospital Rooms since 2023 having previously worked with a variety of museums and galleries. She has lived experience of inpatient mental health units and loves swimming, cycling and spending time with friends.

Tim Steer

Senior Project Curator

Tim is a medium build white man with light brown hair, his pronouns are he/him. He is half Swedish, born in London and grew up in Devon.

As a Senior Project Curator, Tim helps lead projects including commissioning artists, liaising with NHS Trusts and service users, as well as working with communities and partners. Tim has more than ten years experience of working in galleries, he writes for art magazines and has had a research interest in mental health for a number of years. He volunteers at Read Easy, teaching adult learners to read and enjoys cold swimming and searching for used furniture online.

Anna Testar

Senior Project Curator

Anna is a medium height white woman with longish red hair. Her pronouns are she/her. She was born and raised in London.

Anna leads on Hospital Rooms projects, working with artists, NHS staff and patients and arts and community organisations to bring art and creativity to inpatient mental health wards. Anna studied Fine Art and History of Art at university. She spent a decade working in museums and galleries before joining Hospital Rooms in August 2021. Anna’s favourite artist is Käthe Kollwitz.

Niamh White

Co-Founder

Niamh is a medium height white woman with light brown hair. Her pronouns are she/her. She was born in Dublin, raised in Cornwall and now lives in London. Niamh loves dreaming up the future of Hospital Rooms. She builds projects, generates funding, monitors our impact and plans for the long term.

Niamh is a curator who began her career on the front desk at Hauser & Wirth, worked for Nick Knight at SHOWstudio and has undertaken a variety of independent projects. Niamh likes essay collections – a recent favourite is All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K Wilkinson.

Nafeesa Arshad

Digital Art School Producer

Honor Bailey-Rosse

Projects Manager

Kerry Bishop

Interim CEO

Natalie Carter

Chief Operating Officer

Louis Caseley

Participation Lead

Laura Cundall

Research Assistant

Izzy Eastick

Project Assistant

Phoebe Eustance

Research Consultant

Mattie Hartley

Project Curator

Aroug Hassan

Social Media Trainee

Roisin Mennell

Marketing & Communications Manager

Siphiwe Mnguni

Public Programmes Curator

Haley Moyse Fenning

Head of Impact

Jasmine Norton

Partnerships & Impact Assistant

Sondliwe Pamisa

Project Assistant

Ania Patla

Head of Partnerships & 
Special Projects

Richard Rawlins

Lead Designer & Digital Content Creator

Tim Shaw

Co-Founder

Léonie Sinden

Office Administrator

Tim Steer

Senior Project Curator

Anna Testar

Senior Project Curator

Niamh White

Co-Founder

Nafeesa is a medium height brown woman with shoulder length black hair, her pronouns are she/her. She was born and raised in South East London and Kent.

As the Producer of the Digital Art School, Nafeesa drives the coordination of all aspects of our exciting public-facing programme. Nafeesa joined Hospital Rooms in 2023 having previously worked across Production in digital and design-based projects as well as Marketing for creative projects. She enjoys bringing people together, creating space for community and using creative expression as a means of healing.

Honor is a medium-height, white woman with long brown straight hair, her pronouns are she/her. She was born and raised in London.

As Projects Manager, Honor oversees and supports the management and delivery of all Hospital Rooms projects. Honor joined Hospital Rooms 2023 having previously worked in exhibition production and public art fabrication, specialising in large-scale metal works. Honor plays on a 5-aside football team and is a mentor with LGBT+ young persons charity Just Like Us.

With two decades at the forefront of art, design and architecture, Kerry is a respected creative business leader. As the Founder and Director of Know Your Place, she guides high-profile clients to evolve and thrive financially and operationally. ⁠ ⁠

Kerry’s journey includes working at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) as Managing Director. Before that, she was pivotal as Chief Operating Officer at Frieze, overseeing the launch of Frieze Los Angeles.⁠ ⁠Previously, she held leadership positions within architectural studios to build health and social care buildings across the UK.⁠

One of the longest-serving members of the team, Natalie (She/Her) is our COO, overseeing operations and the strategic direction of Hospital Rooms. Natalie studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute before working for the designer Shaun Leane for six years.

In 2019 she graduated from London College of Fashion with an MA in Fashion Curation and has also worked at the V&A and Bexhill Museum where she is a trustee, and advises on strategy.

Louis is a medium-height white man with brown curly hair, his pronouns are he/him. He was born and raised in London.

As participation lead, Louis supports on running projects with a key focus on engagement and accessibility for service users and artists. Louis has worked with Hospital Rooms since 2019 having previously worked as an arts facilitator, art technician and illustrator in various settings. Louis’ favourite artist is Mike Kelley and he likes shopping on eBay.

Laura (She/Her) is an artist who splits her time between Yorkshire and London. She was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder and BPD 10 years ago and uses her art to help end the stigma around mental health. Laura first worked with Hospital Rooms over 2 years ago when she provided some illustrations for artist welcome packs, and has since become our Research Assistant as well as supporting the delivery of in-person artist workshops.

Having spent time as a service user in psychiatric hospitals herself, Laura is passionate about improving these spaces. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and listening to UK garage music.

Izzy is a medium height white woman with shoulder length dark brown hair, her pronouns are she/her. She is chronically ill, was born and raised in Hampshire, and now lives in Cornwall.

As project assistant, Izzy helps with the general planning, organisation, and running of the project in Cornwall. Izzy joined Hospital Rooms in 2023, and also works as a learning facilitator and freelance artist. Izzy’s favourite artist is Rachel Sussman and she’s really excited by natural history, animals, and fossils.

Phoebe is a medium-height white non-binary person with short blonde/brown curly hair, their pronouns are they/them. They live in Peckham. As a Research Consultant, Phoebe supports the Head of Impact on a freelance basis conducting in-person qualitative and arts-based research within projects.

Phoebe has worked with Hospital Rooms since 2019 in project curation and research. Their work with Hospital Rooms has greatly influenced their PhD research, which they are currently doing at Birmingham School of Art with a full scholarship. Phoebe recently met their icon, queer theorist Judith Butler, who gave them a word of advice about pronouns: “language is a living thing” <3.

Mattie (She/Her) is a medium height white woman with shoulder length blonde hair, her pronouns are she/her. She was born in West London, grew up in West Yorkshire and moved back to London after graduating.

As a Project Curator, Mattie is responsible for running our projects, working with artists, NHS Trusts, service users and community partners. Mattie took a wiggly route into the arts after studying English at university. Before joining Hospital Rooms in April 2022, she worked as an account manager within art galleries. Mattie’s favourite TV show is Succession and she really likes walking in the Yorkshire Dales.

Aroug (she/her) is a short-statured brown woman who wears a hijab. She was born and raised in East London. She enjoys combining her graphic design skills with her south-asian heritage, to showcase interesting and exciting ideas and is eager to dive deeper into the world of social media and marketing.

Aroug has always had an interest in design for purpose and is excited to be a part of the Hospital Rooms team. Aroug is known for being a hobby collector. For her, a new week means a new hobby!

Roisin is a medium-height white woman with brown hair, her pronouns are she/her. She was born and raised in North Yorkshire.

Roisin joined Hospital Rooms in 2024 as the Marketing and Communications Manager, bringing with her a wealth of experience from the charity sector, fashion industry, and a women’s health startup brand. Now, she passionately aids Hospital Rooms in communicating all the remarkable work they undertake—to anyone who will listen, and even to those who won’t. When she’s not immersed in the world of design and marketing, you’ll likely find her watching Drag Race or gallivanting on a hilltop in the Lake District.

Siphiwe is a tall Black Woman with short pixie – cut black hair. Her pronouns are she/her. She was born and raised in South – East London to Zimbabwean parents.

As Public Programmes Curator, Siphiwe is responsible for sharing the Hospital Rooms mission and thinking with local, national and international audiences. Through the developing, coordination and delivering of year round events, talks, public exhibitions and our Digital Art School platform, her mission is to reach as many people with care and creativity whilst building practices of inclusion through our unique lens. Siphiwe is a practicing artist and has worked across artist management, set design and photography before finding her home at Hospital Rooms. Siphiwe lists painters Picasso, Karl Appel and Ellen Gallagher as a few of her favourite visual artists.

Haley is a white woman with (usually) tied-back auburn hair and tortoiseshell glasses. Her pronouns are she/her. She is chronically ill Disabled and was born and raised in Nottingham. As Head of Impact, Haley oversees the evaluation of our on-site projects and Digital Art School, supporting the team to measure, evidence, and demonstrate the impact of our work.

Haley began working with Hospital Rooms through a student placement scheme in 2022. She is deeply committed to creating opportunities in art for people who have been historically excluded in our field. Haley’s favourite artist is Rashid Johnson, and she gets very emotionally invested in good TV shows.

Having first joined Hospital Rooms as a Trainee, Jasmine is now an established member of the Hospital Rooms family as a Partnerships and Impact Assistant. She is passionate about community work, freedom of expression, and critical mental health perspectives.

After conducting a photography project in her final year of university, which looked at the healing perspectives of Queer People of Colour, Jasmine realised the power creativity has in stimulating important mental health discussions and intersectionality. She loves to read, listen to music, and be present with friends and family.

Sondliwe is a tall black man with black hair, often worn in twists/plaits and/or afro; and his pronouns are He/Him. Born in Zimbabwe, he was raised in Leeds, UK. As a Production Assistant, Sondliwe navigates between projects, assisting various departments in the planning, resourcing and execution of projects.

Sondliwe joined Hospital Rooms in September 2023 as a Trainee, having previously worked in archiving, radio and art installation. He is also a practicing Interdisciplinary Artist working across a range of media such as painting, photography and sound. Sondliwe lists Romare Bearden, Cassi Namoda and Hugh Masekela as a few of his favourite artists, and can usually be found running/cycling around on one of his endless “side missions”.

Ania is a medium-height person with blond hair, her pronouns are she/her. She is Polish-American and was born and raised in Philadelphia.

As head of partnerships, Ania works to raise funds for Hospital Rooms and seeks out exciting partnerships that help support our mission.
Ania joined Hospital Rooms in 2023 and previously worked in art museums/galleries in London and in the US. Having worked in a number of museum jobs, Ania began to work in fundraising about 5 years ago. Ania’s favourite book is Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk.

Richard is a tall black man with black and grey hair, his pronouns are he/him. He was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago.

In his capacity Richard designs content for social media, assists with all things technical for Digital Art School sessions and does design and video editing for all related Hospital Rooms internal and external project content. Richard has worked with Hospital Rooms since 2021 having previously worked as a graphic designer, art director and creative manager. He is also an artist who has shown internationally. Richard is a big comic book fan. He lists his favourite comic book artist as Jack ‘King’ Kirby.

Tim is a tall man with brown hair and eyes. He lives in London, grew up in Kent and had Welsh, Scottish and Pakistani grandparents. He has Tourettes Syndrome so has some frequent facial and body tics. His pronouns are he/him.

Tim started the charity with Niamh. He raises funds for the projects and works with the different teams on how to deliver their projects. Tim is an artist and makes installations, light sculptures and paintings. He started his career in the arts as an Art Technician and ran his own art installation company for 10 years. With Niamh, outside of Hospital Rooms, he runs an art prize for exceptional emerging artists. He authored a book called Draw & Be Happy. He eats a Mars Ice Cream every day.

Léonie is a medium-height person with brown hair and green eyes, her pronouns are she/her. She was born in France with French, Vietnamese and English heritage.

As office administrator, Léonie supports team operations and helps deliver events, exhibitions and edition sales. Léonie has worked at Hospital Rooms since 2023 having previously worked with a variety of museums and galleries. She has lived experience of inpatient mental health units and loves swimming, cycling and spending time with friends.

Tim is a medium build white man with light brown hair, his pronouns are he/him. He is half Swedish, born in London and grew up in Devon.

As a Senior Project Curator, Tim helps lead projects including commissioning artists, liaising with NHS Trusts and service users, as well as working with communities and partners. Tim has more than ten years experience of working in galleries, he writes for art magazines and has had a research interest in mental health for a number of years. He volunteers at Read Easy, teaching adult learners to read and enjoys cold swimming and searching for used furniture online.

Anna is a medium height white woman with longish red hair. Her pronouns are she/her. She was born and raised in London.

Anna leads on Hospital Rooms projects, working with artists, NHS staff and patients and arts and community organisations to bring art and creativity to inpatient mental health wards. Anna studied Fine Art and History of Art at university. She spent a decade working in museums and galleries before joining Hospital Rooms in August 2021. Anna’s favourite artist is Käthe Kollwitz.

Niamh is a medium height white woman with light brown hair. Her pronouns are she/her. She was born in Dublin, raised in Cornwall and now lives in London. Niamh loves dreaming up the future of Hospital Rooms. She builds projects, generates funding, monitors our impact and plans for the long term.

Niamh is a curator who began her career on the front desk at Hauser & Wirth, worked for Nick Knight at SHOWstudio and has undertaken a variety of independent projects. Niamh likes essay collections – a recent favourite is All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K Wilkinson.

Board of Trustees

Amie Corry

Chair of Trustees

Amie (she/they) is a writer, editor and arts communications strategist. She writes on contemporary art for titles such as the Times Literary Supplement and Burlington Contemporary. She oversaw Damien Hirst’s publications and press between 2015 and 2020 and is now Director of Do Ho Suh’s publishing projects and studio. In 2019 she co-founded an inclusive literary festival called Primadonna.

In 2014, taking inspiration from Guerrilla Girls, Amie co-produced an audit of London’s galleries with the East London Fawcett Society to establish the gender disparity between the city’s exhibited artists. Impressed by Hospital Rooms’ boundary-pushing agenda and commitment to enacting change through art, she joined the board in 2019.

Rosana Cundall

Chair of Development Committee

Rosanna has worked in executive search within the creative industries since 2009. As a partner at Saxton Bampfylde, she advises on board level and executive appointments internationally. Rosanna has volunteered with Hospital Rooms in an informal capacity since 2019, and has Chaired the Development Committee since 2022. Rosanna is passionate about the power of arts and culture to transform lives. Having spent time in NHS mental health units caring for a friend, she has seen first-hand the importance of bringing hope and dignity to these spaces. Rosanna studied Art History and Visual Studies at Manchester University.

Tom Ewing

Tom was an investment professional at Fidelity International in London for 17 years. He researched and analysed companies in the services, biotechnology & healthcare, and oil sectors before taking on responsibility for various equity funds with a focus on investing in small and medium sized growth companies in the UK. After 8 years as an equity portfolio manager he established the role of Director of Research for the rapidly growing Multi Asset division.

Having left the City to spend more time with his young children and to pursue other interests, Tom was struck by the incredible progress and inspirational achievements of the Hospital Rooms team in its early years.

Pravin Fernando

Pravin is a barrister and practices in all areas of health law and specifically in mental capacity and coronial law (mental health and medical related deaths). Prior to becoming a barrister Pravin worked in numerous mental health settings.

Pravin said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be appointed as a Trustee of Hospital Rooms and be part of this amazing charity. They do such important and enriching work. When I see some of the places that they have transformed I am simply spellbound.”

Adeola Gay

Adeola Gay is a London-based writer and currently holds the position of Curatorial Manager at Artsy. She is also the creative mind behind The Other Art Girl, an independent blog launched in 2020 to explore feminist art history and visual culture.

Before her role as a Graduate Trainee at Sotheby’s, Adeola pursued her studies in Culture, Criticism, and Curation, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Central Saint Martins. She further holds a Diploma in Communicative Chinese from SOAS, University of London. Passionate about amplifying the voices of underrepresented artists, Adeola is dedicated to making art more accessible to marginalised communities.

Katharine Lazenby

Katharine is an expert by experience, drawing on lived experience of mental illness, psychiatric care and inpatient hospitalisation in a variety of roles. She is an Organisational Development Practitioner at East London NHS Foundation Trust. Katharine also delivers mental health training to health and social care staff across North East London. She sits on the board of directors for the Design in Mental Health Network.

Katherine said, “Hospital Rooms not only transforms buildings, it transforms people. I have been fortunate enough to experience this first hand; my contact with the charity as a patient in 2016 altered the course of my life and I have been a passionate advocate for the organisation ever since. So it really is an honour to join Hospital Rooms as a Trustee, to support the charity to achieve its vision and continue its growth and evolution.”

Elizabeth Neilson

Elizabeth is a curator based in London with a particular interest and specialism in nurturing emerging artists and their practices. Since 2006 she has been Director of the Zabludowicz Collection. Overseeing the strategy, acquisitions and commissions for one of the world’s most risk taking and ground-breaking contemporary art collections.

She is also co-director of Pangaea Sculptors Centre, an organisation that seeks to support nurture and develop artists working with sculpture through mentoring, fabrication, education, commissioning opportunities and public events. She completed an MA in Curating from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2005 and a BA in Art History and Women’s Studies from The University of East London in 2003.

Angela Samata

Angela presented the BBC1 BAFTA nominated and winner of the Mind Media Award for Best Factual TV documentary, ‘Life After Suicide’. The film encouraged discussion and exploration of mental health issues, challenging the stigma of suicide. Describing her own experience and that of her children after her partner took his own life 15 years ago, Angela travelled the length and breadth of the UK talking to others who had experienced the same loss.

Angela lead the John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery and continues to work freelance with individual artists and arts organisations, while also speaking publicly about mental health issues.

Dr Faisil Sethi

Faisil is an Executive Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist at Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust. In recent years, alongside his role as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychiatric Intensive Care, he has developed experience in a diverse portfolio of management, leadership, quality improvement, and innovation activities. His past roles have included being Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychiatric Intensive Care at the Maudsley Hospital; Listening into Action Lead, and Service Director in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Sethi is currently on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care. He was the past Vice Chair of National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (NAPICU), and a past Elected Member of the General Adult Psychiatry Faculty Executive in the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Faisil’s clinical, quality improvement and research interests have included: clinical leadership; the management of acute disturbance; personality disorder; art and mental health; mental health law and the criminal justice interface.

Neil Wenman

Neil Wenman is the Global Creative Director & Partner at Hauser & Wirth, based in London. He has worked on numerous international projects over the past 13 years and collaborated closely with many artists.

He is on several committees including the development committee of South London Gallery, London; the board of The Roberts Institute of Art, London; and a Trustee of Performa in New York. He has a PhD in architectural design from the Bartlett School, UCL and four post graduate Master degrees.

James Willington

James Willington is the International Group Finance Director at Gagosian. Larry Gagosian opened his first gallery in Los Angeles in 1980. In forty years Gagosian has evolved into a global network with seventeen exhibition spaces across ten cities. Gagosian’s vibrant contemporary programme and unparalleled historical exhibitions feature the work of leading and legendary artists. James joined Gagosian in 2007 and is based in London at their gallery on Britannia Street. James focuses on the financial and fiscal management of the European and Asian galleries. Prior to joining Gagosian, James trained and worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

James is a member of the networking platform, PAIAM (Professional Advisors to the International Art Market), and an associate of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales). He is a guest lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and regular speaker at industry events. He has a BA degree in Latin and an MA degree in Roman Myth and History.

Amie Corry

Chair of Trustees

Rosana Cundall

Chair of Development Committee

Tom Ewing

Pravin Fernando

Adeola Gay

Katharine Lazenby

Elizabeth Neilson

Angela Samata

Dr Faisil Sethi

Neil Wenman

James Willington

Amie (she/they) is a writer, editor and arts communications strategist. She writes on contemporary art for titles such as the Times Literary Supplement and Burlington Contemporary. She oversaw Damien Hirst’s publications and press between 2015 and 2020 and is now Director of Do Ho Suh’s publishing projects and studio. In 2019 she co-founded an inclusive literary festival called Primadonna.

In 2014, taking inspiration from Guerrilla Girls, Amie co-produced an audit of London’s galleries with the East London Fawcett Society to establish the gender disparity between the city’s exhibited artists. Impressed by Hospital Rooms’ boundary-pushing agenda and commitment to enacting change through art, she joined the board in 2019.

Rosanna has worked in executive search within the creative industries since 2009. As a partner at Saxton Bampfylde, she advises on board level and executive appointments internationally. Rosanna has volunteered with Hospital Rooms in an informal capacity since 2019, and has Chaired the Development Committee since 2022. Rosanna is passionate about the power of arts and culture to transform lives. Having spent time in NHS mental health units caring for a friend, she has seen first-hand the importance of bringing hope and dignity to these spaces. Rosanna studied Art History and Visual Studies at Manchester University.

Tom was an investment professional at Fidelity International in London for 17 years. He researched and analysed companies in the services, biotechnology & healthcare, and oil sectors before taking on responsibility for various equity funds with a focus on investing in small and medium sized growth companies in the UK. After 8 years as an equity portfolio manager he established the role of Director of Research for the rapidly growing Multi Asset division.

Having left the City to spend more time with his young children and to pursue other interests, Tom was struck by the incredible progress and inspirational achievements of the Hospital Rooms team in its early years.

Pravin is a barrister and practices in all areas of health law and specifically in mental capacity and coronial law (mental health and medical related deaths). Prior to becoming a barrister Pravin worked in numerous mental health settings.

Pravin said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be appointed as a Trustee of Hospital Rooms and be part of this amazing charity. They do such important and enriching work. When I see some of the places that they have transformed I am simply spellbound.”

Adeola Gay is a London-based writer and currently holds the position of Curatorial Manager at Artsy. She is also the creative mind behind The Other Art Girl, an independent blog launched in 2020 to explore feminist art history and visual culture.

Before her role as a Graduate Trainee at Sotheby’s, Adeola pursued her studies in Culture, Criticism, and Curation, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Central Saint Martins. She further holds a Diploma in Communicative Chinese from SOAS, University of London. Passionate about amplifying the voices of underrepresented artists, Adeola is dedicated to making art more accessible to marginalised communities.

Katharine is an expert by experience, drawing on lived experience of mental illness, psychiatric care and inpatient hospitalisation in a variety of roles. She is an Organisational Development Practitioner at East London NHS Foundation Trust. Katharine also delivers mental health training to health and social care staff across North East London. She sits on the board of directors for the Design in Mental Health Network.

Katherine said, “Hospital Rooms not only transforms buildings, it transforms people. I have been fortunate enough to experience this first hand; my contact with the charity as a patient in 2016 altered the course of my life and I have been a passionate advocate for the organisation ever since. So it really is an honour to join Hospital Rooms as a Trustee, to support the charity to achieve its vision and continue its growth and evolution.”

Elizabeth is a curator based in London with a particular interest and specialism in nurturing emerging artists and their practices. Since 2006 she has been Director of the Zabludowicz Collection. Overseeing the strategy, acquisitions and commissions for one of the world’s most risk taking and ground-breaking contemporary art collections.

She is also co-director of Pangaea Sculptors Centre, an organisation that seeks to support nurture and develop artists working with sculpture through mentoring, fabrication, education, commissioning opportunities and public events. She completed an MA in Curating from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2005 and a BA in Art History and Women’s Studies from The University of East London in 2003.

Angela presented the BBC1 BAFTA nominated and winner of the Mind Media Award for Best Factual TV documentary, ‘Life After Suicide’. The film encouraged discussion and exploration of mental health issues, challenging the stigma of suicide. Describing her own experience and that of her children after her partner took his own life 15 years ago, Angela travelled the length and breadth of the UK talking to others who had experienced the same loss.

Angela lead the John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery and continues to work freelance with individual artists and arts organisations, while also speaking publicly about mental health issues.

Faisil is an Executive Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist at Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust. In recent years, alongside his role as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychiatric Intensive Care, he has developed experience in a diverse portfolio of management, leadership, quality improvement, and innovation activities. His past roles have included being Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychiatric Intensive Care at the Maudsley Hospital; Listening into Action Lead, and Service Director in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Sethi is currently on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care. He was the past Vice Chair of National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (NAPICU), and a past Elected Member of the General Adult Psychiatry Faculty Executive in the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Faisil’s clinical, quality improvement and research interests have included: clinical leadership; the management of acute disturbance; personality disorder; art and mental health; mental health law and the criminal justice interface.

Neil Wenman is the Global Creative Director & Partner at Hauser & Wirth, based in London. He has worked on numerous international projects over the past 13 years and collaborated closely with many artists.

He is on several committees including the development committee of South London Gallery, London; the board of The Roberts Institute of Art, London; and a Trustee of Performa in New York. He has a PhD in architectural design from the Bartlett School, UCL and four post graduate Master degrees.

James Willington is the International Group Finance Director at Gagosian. Larry Gagosian opened his first gallery in Los Angeles in 1980. In forty years Gagosian has evolved into a global network with seventeen exhibition spaces across ten cities. Gagosian’s vibrant contemporary programme and unparalleled historical exhibitions feature the work of leading and legendary artists. James joined Gagosian in 2007 and is based in London at their gallery on Britannia Street. James focuses on the financial and fiscal management of the European and Asian galleries. Prior to joining Gagosian, James trained and worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

James is a member of the networking platform, PAIAM (Professional Advisors to the International Art Market), and an associate of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales). He is a guest lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and regular speaker at industry events. He has a BA degree in Latin and an MA degree in Roman Myth and History.

Development Committee

Janine Catalano

Janine has worked across development, alumni and external relations in the arts for the past 15 years, currently serving as Director of Alumni Relations and Strategic Partnerships for Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Originally from New York and based in London, Janine completed a BA at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she developed a particular interest in the intersection between art and food. She has previously held positions at the Courtauld, the Royal Academy of Arts’ American Foundation, City & Guilds of London Art School, and Whitechapel Gallery increasing support and building stakeholder communities. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania.

Janine is committed to bringing art into public spaces, and has a deep-rooted interest in mental health provision. She feels privileged to be able to bring these beliefs together by serving on the Hospital Rooms Development Committee.

Amie Corry

Chair of Trustees

Amie (she/they) is a writer, editor and arts communications strategist. She writes on contemporary art for titles such as the Times Literary Supplement and Burlington Contemporary. She oversaw Damien Hirst’s publications and press between 2015 and 2020 and is now Director of Do Ho Suh’s publishing projects and studio. In 2019 she co-founded an inclusive literary festival called Primadonna.

In 2014, taking inspiration from Guerrilla Girls, Amie co-produced an audit of London’s galleries with the East London Fawcett Society to establish the gender disparity between the city’s exhibited artists. Impressed by Hospital Rooms’ boundary-pushing agenda and commitment to enacting change through art, she joined the board in 2019.

Rosana Cundall

Chair of Development Committee

Rosanna has worked in executive search within the creative industries since 2009. As a partner at Saxton Bampfylde, she advises on board level and executive appointments internationally. Rosanna has volunteered with Hospital Rooms in an informal capacity since 2019, and has Chaired the Development Committee since 2022. Rosanna is passionate about the power of arts and culture to transform lives. Having spent time in NHS mental health units caring for a friend, she has seen first-hand the importance of bringing hope and dignity to these spaces. Rosanna studied Art History and Visual Studies at Manchester University.

Adeola Gay

Adeola Gay is a London-based writer and currently holds the position of Curatorial Manager at Artsy. She is also the creative mind behind The Other Art Girl, an independent blog launched in 2020 to explore feminist art history and visual culture.

Before her role as a Graduate Trainee at Sotheby’s, Adeola pursued her studies in Culture, Criticism, and Curation, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Central Saint Martins. She further holds a Diploma in Communicative Chinese from SOAS, University of London. Passionate about amplifying the voices of underrepresented artists, Adeola is dedicated to making art more accessible to marginalised communities.

Elizabeth Neilson

Elizabeth is a curator based in London with a particular interest and specialism in nurturing emerging artists and their practices. Since 2006 she has been Director of the Zabludowicz Collection. Overseeing the strategy, acquisitions and commissions for one of the world’s most risk taking and ground-breaking contemporary art collections.

She is also co-director of Pangaea Sculptors Centre, an organisation that seeks to support nurture and develop artists working with sculpture through mentoring, fabrication, education, commissioning opportunities and public events. She completed an MA in Curating from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2005 and a BA in Art History and Women’s Studies from The University of East London in 2003.

Neil Wenman

Neil Wenman is the Global Creative Director & Partner at Hauser & Wirth, based in London. He has worked on numerous international projects over the past 13 years and collaborated closely with many artists.

He is on several committees including the development committee of South London Gallery, London; the board of The Roberts Institute of Art, London; and a Trustee of Performa in New York. He has a PhD in architectural design from the Bartlett School, UCL and four post graduate Master degrees.

Janine Catalano

Amie Corry

Chair of Trustees

Rosana Cundall

Chair of Development Committee

Adeola Gay

Elizabeth Neilson

Neil Wenman

Janine has worked across development, alumni and external relations in the arts for the past 15 years, currently serving as Director of Alumni Relations and Strategic Partnerships for Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Originally from New York and based in London, Janine completed a BA at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she developed a particular interest in the intersection between art and food. She has previously held positions at the Courtauld, the Royal Academy of Arts’ American Foundation, City & Guilds of London Art School, and Whitechapel Gallery increasing support and building stakeholder communities. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania.

Janine is committed to bringing art into public spaces, and has a deep-rooted interest in mental health provision. She feels privileged to be able to bring these beliefs together by serving on the Hospital Rooms Development Committee.

Amie (she/they) is a writer, editor and arts communications strategist. She writes on contemporary art for titles such as the Times Literary Supplement and Burlington Contemporary. She oversaw Damien Hirst’s publications and press between 2015 and 2020 and is now Director of Do Ho Suh’s publishing projects and studio. In 2019 she co-founded an inclusive literary festival called Primadonna.

In 2014, taking inspiration from Guerrilla Girls, Amie co-produced an audit of London’s galleries with the East London Fawcett Society to establish the gender disparity between the city’s exhibited artists. Impressed by Hospital Rooms’ boundary-pushing agenda and commitment to enacting change through art, she joined the board in 2019.

Rosanna has worked in executive search within the creative industries since 2009. As a partner at Saxton Bampfylde, she advises on board level and executive appointments internationally. Rosanna has volunteered with Hospital Rooms in an informal capacity since 2019, and has Chaired the Development Committee since 2022. Rosanna is passionate about the power of arts and culture to transform lives. Having spent time in NHS mental health units caring for a friend, she has seen first-hand the importance of bringing hope and dignity to these spaces. Rosanna studied Art History and Visual Studies at Manchester University.

Adeola Gay is a London-based writer and currently holds the position of Curatorial Manager at Artsy. She is also the creative mind behind The Other Art Girl, an independent blog launched in 2020 to explore feminist art history and visual culture.

Before her role as a Graduate Trainee at Sotheby’s, Adeola pursued her studies in Culture, Criticism, and Curation, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Central Saint Martins. She further holds a Diploma in Communicative Chinese from SOAS, University of London. Passionate about amplifying the voices of underrepresented artists, Adeola is dedicated to making art more accessible to marginalised communities.

Elizabeth is a curator based in London with a particular interest and specialism in nurturing emerging artists and their practices. Since 2006 she has been Director of the Zabludowicz Collection. Overseeing the strategy, acquisitions and commissions for one of the world’s most risk taking and ground-breaking contemporary art collections.

She is also co-director of Pangaea Sculptors Centre, an organisation that seeks to support nurture and develop artists working with sculpture through mentoring, fabrication, education, commissioning opportunities and public events. She completed an MA in Curating from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2005 and a BA in Art History and Women’s Studies from The University of East London in 2003.

Neil Wenman is the Global Creative Director & Partner at Hauser & Wirth, based in London. He has worked on numerous international projects over the past 13 years and collaborated closely with many artists.

He is on several committees including the development committee of South London Gallery, London; the board of The Roberts Institute of Art, London; and a Trustee of Performa in New York. He has a PhD in architectural design from the Bartlett School, UCL and four post graduate Master degrees.

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