MEET OUR TEAM

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TREVOR LOWE
(Trustee and Acting Chair)

Trevor worked in mental health for the NHS for over 30 years, in clinical and teaching roles. Currently he is involved in working with groups in Europe and Ghana, which promote recovery through sport and social activities. His hobbies include cricket and learning the banjo.

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JANE HOPE
(Trustee)

Jane worked for Oxfordshire Mind for 20 years as Development Worker. She has been a Tandem Trustee since 2016 and before that was Line Manager to the Coordinators.  Most of the time she is an artist and paints in both Oil and Pastels.

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PAUL LEWIS
(Trustee)

Paul worked in publishing for nearly 40 years both in the UK and Australia before undertaking a Music Therapy course at UWE which he completed in 2012.  He subsequently volunteered at The Warneford Hospital, bringing music as a therapy to adult patients.   He has been a befriender with Tandem since 2014.  He is passionate about music and sings with Oxford Pro Musica Singers and runs an African drumming group.

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LIZ SHATFORD
(Trustee)

Liz has been a Trustee and Hon Treasurer of Tandem since 2018. She qualified as an architect and then urban designer at the Oxford School of Architecture. Since retiring early from working as an architect, for The Vale of White Horse and then Oxford City Council, she retrained as a domiciliary podiatrist. She has also been employed as the Parish Clerk for Sandford on Thames.

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PRUE SYKES
(Trustee)

Prue worked with Oxfordshire Mind for many years as a Development Worker.  After a chance meeting in the street in 1999, Prue took part in the birth of Tandem, and says it has been a huge pleasure to work, for over twenty years, with so many great people – service users, volunteers

and committee members.

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BELINDA JACK
(Trustee)

Belinda is a Fellow of Christ Church college, and teaches French literature and language.  She is the author of several books.

She has long had an interest in mental health, and joined Tandem as a Trustee two years ago.

She enjoys travelling when it is possible (not surprisingly, most often to France!).

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JOANNA HAMILTON

Joanna joined us on 1st June this year.  While working in business she also worked as a volunteer advisor with Citizens Advice for many years and for the last 7 years as a volunteer advocate in Oxfordshire.  She lives in Oxford and also works as a Guide in the City and University.  She enjoys showing people the beautiful streets, sites, museums and telling the stories of how it all came to be here.  In her spare time she can be found growing vegetables on her allotment or playing with her grandchildren.