Rachel Piper

Rachel joins the team as our Interim Movement Builder while Becky is off on a period of parental leave. She has a background in mental health policy and public health promotion. Before joining Medact she worked at Student Minds, leading on key research, policy,...

Hilary Aked

Dr Hilary Aked is a writer and investigative researcher with a background in political sociology who holds a PhD from the University of Bath and an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. They have conducted research on the...

James Skinner

James is a campaigner and organiser who has spent the last year working with Docs Not Cops on their campaign calling for universal access to the NHS. Before that he was a Nurse in A&E, did a brief stint in Liberty’s policy and campaigns team and spent many...

Deirdre Duff

Deirdre is a fossil fuel divestment campaigner with a background in oesophageal cancer research. She has a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD from the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. Her doctorate project examined the role of the RACK1 scaffolding protein in...

Rebecca Daniels

Rebecca is a community organiser with a background in campaigning and education. Before joining Medact she worked on girls’ rights campaigns at Plan International UK, focusing on global access to sexual health services for young people and the criminalisation of...

Reem Abu-Hayyeh

Reem Abu-Hayyeh has worked in advocacy and campaigns particularly on social justice issues relating to the marginalisation of BAME and migrant communities in the UK and Europe. In her last role at Maslaha, Reem managed projects focusing on Islamophobia, gender and...

Guppi Bola

Guppi Bola is currently Interim-Director at Medact. She has worked as a consultant for many years, supporting organisations in their campaigns and research work around social justice. She has held campaigns and organiser roles in Oxfam GB, New Economics Foundation,...

Sophie Neuburg

Sophie is a campaigner with a background in energy and housing policy. Before joining Medact she worked at Friends of the Earth for a number of years, leading campaigns on energy efficiency, access to justice, and air pollution in London. She has also worked in...

Benjamin Walpole

Ben came to Medact having studied Mathematics & Philosophy at university, and then training and very briefly practising as a primary school teacher. He was drawn to Medact by the cross-sectional, “big-picture” approach it takes to progressive social...