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Get to know us

Our team

Our Trustee Board is a group of people with a common purpose, all of whom give their time for free. 

Chrissi Kelly
Chrissi Kelly

Founder and Chair of Trustees 

Miriam Block
Miriam Block

Founding trustee

Simon Gane
Simon Gane FRCS (ORL-HNS)

Consultant Rhinologist and ENT Surgeon at the Royal National ENT Hospital.

Jane Parker
Dr Jane K Parker

Founder and Director of The Flavour Centre, University of Reading.

Our people

Our Trustees provide support and guidance to our small team of dedicated staff.

Sarah Oakley

Sarah Oakley

Executive Director

Angela Lathwell

Fundraising Manager
Ella Doyle

Ella Doyle

Online Community Executive

Lou Devine

Communications Officer

Our advisory board

We are fortunate to have the support of some of the most important names in olfactory research and allied fields:


Duika Burges Watson, PhD, Founder, Altered Eating Network, UK

Professor Claire Hopkins, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, London and King's College, London, UK and British Rhinological Society

Professor Thomas HummelUniversitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden, GE

Johan Lundstrom, PhDSenior researcher, Karolinska Institute, Dept of Clinical Neuroscience, Stockholm, SE, and Associate Member, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Joel Mainland, PhDAssociate Member, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Robert Pellegrino, PhDUniversity of Tennessee, Department of Food Science & Technology, Knoxville, TN, USA

Nancy Rawson, PhDAssociate Member, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Professor Barry SmithSchool of Advanced Study, University of London, London, UK