C3’s people

List of C3’s Trustees

C3’s partners and funders

Please note that all staff can be contacted at firstname.lastname@c3health.org.

Christine Hancock [email] is the founder and director of C3 Collaborating for Health. She is an experienced nurse, specialising in cardiac nursing, but also working in midwifery, community and mental health. She became a health service manager and was a CEO in Britain’s NHS for Waltham Forest, a diverse area of north-east London serving 200,000 people. For 12 years she was CEO and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing and then president of the International Council of Nurses where she was involved in policy-making through WHO and other UN bodies and visited 50 countries looking at their health care. In the UK she is a governor of De Montfort University and a trustee of a charity for homeless people.


Ina Andersson [email] is research assistant at C3. She is responsible for day-to-day research and also manages several of C3’s events, including the regular series of international breakfast seminars. Ina is also responsible for the administration of the C3 office. Her background is in sociology, and came to C3 following a graduate traineeship at housing association Poplar Harca in East London.

Sheree Bryant [email] is associate in research and new media at C3. She manages C3 social-media platforms and supports C3 activities and events. An experienced policy entrepreneur and former commercial non-executive director, Sheree is a trustee of award-winning charity Teens and Toddlers and is managing director of Social Policy Group, where she campaigns for vitamin D insufficiency awareness and consults on CSR, communications, strategy and programme development for several organisations globally.

Sarah Clarke [email] is communications officer at C3. She supports C3 projects and events through development of C3’s communications plan, website and social media. Sarah’s background is in public health and behavioural interventions. Her most recent work was with the International Rescue Committee coordinating an intensive case-management programme for refugees resettled in the United States.

Katy Cooper [email] is assistant director at C3. She is an experienced researcher and writer on chronic disease prevention, having worked in this field since 2005. She is primarily responsible for C3’s publications and website, as well as advising on many of its projects. Her previous jobs included time at Amnesty International UK, the International Business Leaders Forum and Maplecroft, roles in which she worked on developing ways to involve businesses in human rights.

Pat Goodwin (BSc, PhD, FSB) [email] is a  C3 associate with particular expertise in evaluation. She was a senior manager at the Wellcome Trust for over 20 years, and managed the Molecular and Cell Panel, the Infection and Immunity Panel and the Functional Genomics Development Panel before taking over responsibility for the portfolio and strategy development in Infectious Disease and Populations and Public Health. She is a fellow and Council member of the Society of Biology, a member of the International Steering Group of the Public Population Project in Genomics and a former Director of UK Biobank.

Following a 15-year commercial marketing career, most recently as marketing director for Kraft’s UK confectionery business, Chris Holmes [emailnow applies his skills to tackling social issues, and is leading C3’s work on behaviour change. He led the programme for the Department of Health that became Change4Life, and in so doing became passionate about behavioural science, which led him on to set up and run NHS London’s Behavioural Insight Unit, and deliver behavioural programmes in deprived communities in Essex. In addition, he is developing products, based on primary research, which, through use, change behaviour leading to better social outcomes and generate surpluses to continue to invest in greater good. 

Pat Hughes [email] is working with C3 as associate in nursing, health and development. Pat undertook a variety of education, management and policy roles in the UK focusing particularly on workforce and organisational development. Internationally, she worked with WHO, contributing to the organisation of the Second Ministerial Conference on Nursing and Midwifery; developed strategies for managing the nursing workforce; and developed a pilot programme for community and home-based nursing in South East Asia.  As a consultant with the International Council of Nurses, her portfolio included professional regulation and education, and advanced nursing practice and women’s health. She developed and managed a project to provide access to and use of health information in refugee settings in Tanzania and Zambia.

Hester Rice [email] is senior project manager with C3, responsible for joint publications, projects and bespoke meetings. She has managed high-profile international events in South Africa, Australia and India, and has a special interest in young professionals, and is an active member of the Young Professionals’ Chronic Disease Network and NCDFree.

Phil Veasey [email] is public health and community engagement associate at C3. Phil has a track record of creating and scaling high impact strategies and programmes in local communities including a ‘whole systems’ strategy to tackling obesity (‘Building Powerful Communities’), the community sport element of the National School Sport Strategy (including ‘Sport Unlimited’, for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Education), and the Lawn Tennis Association’s Young People strategy, including the National Mini Tennis Programme (now the way in which children are introduced to and learn the sport globally). Phil was a member of the BMJ expert panel that created the Obesity Patient Decision Aid in March 2013.

Beverley Walker [email] is C3’s accountant.