Rob Abrams

Rob is an organiser with a background in the UK’s climate movement. Having been involved in networks such as People & Planet and Climate Camp, he has experience campaigning around a number of areas related to climate justice including but not limited to...

Siddhartha Mehta

Siddhartha has a background in public health and public interest campaigning. He has been a civil servant in the Public Health system of New Zealand working in the Health Improvement team to improve the built and food environment of Auckland. He was also a Union...

Aiyan Maharasingam

Aiyan is our Campaigns Assistant ─ providing support across our campaigns and operational work. Aiyan came to Medact having worked for an MP for the last two years. Prior to that he enjoyed a brief stint at the campaigns organisation 38 Degrees. 

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...

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 after a brief career as a primary school teacher. He was drawn to Medact by the cross-sectional, “big-picture” approach it takes to progressive social change, as well as an interest in the importance of expertise in contributing to...