Meet the Authors

Our Clinical Team

Arup Paul

Dr Arup Paul, AXA PPP healthcare deputy Chief Medical Officer Arup is passionate about achieving population level health excellence through strategic analysis, design, innovation and implementation. As a former NHS GP Partner, NHS Clinical Commissioning Group Lead, NHS England advisor and Chief Operating Officer for a leading rehabilitation & case management service provider, he’s applied his skills in both the public and private healthcare sectors. Dr Paul joined AXA PPP healthcare in 2017 where his responsibilities include developing new models of care delivery to improve member experience and clinical outcomes.

Eugene Farrell

With 30 years’ experience in the UK healthcare arena (both public and private), Eugene provides thought leadership for AXA and is our Mental Health Lead. Media writer, blogger and tweeter, and a key figure in Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) industry. He regularly provides health and wellbeing consultancy and training services to major employers around the world, including stress, resilience, work life balance, policy development, crisis management and business continuity. Away from work Eugene volunteers as an instructor, coach and instructor trainer for the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) and has conducted thousands of dives including very deep technical diving expeditions.

Evelyn Wallace

Evelyn, a Registered General Nurse, is Operations Manager of AXA PPP healthcare’s Cancer Care team, where she is responsible for ensuring excellent customer service and continuing development of the team. Evelyn began her nursing career in 1979, qualifying as an RGN working in gynaecology, going on to train as a midwife in 1980 and then gaining comprehensive clinical experience through working in various disciplines in the NHS. She has also gained a wide breadth of experience in case management over 25 years of work in the health insurance sector. Evelyn’s experience in Cancer Care was recognised by AXA PPP healthcare’s when she joined in 2007 to help establish and develop the new Cancer Care team. She was appointed as Clinical Manager in 2010 and continues to ensure the team have up to date clinical knowledge to deliver excellent customer service.

Jan Vickery

A chartered physiotherapist and ergonomist, Jan is Head of Clinical Operations for AXA PPP healthcare’s specialist Health Services division, where she leads its musculoskeletal and psychological services. She sits on the ethics committee of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and is a past member of the board of directors of the Council for Work and Health. Jan graduated with a BSc in physiotherapy from the University of Cape Town in 1993 and worked in South Africa for a short while before relocating to Michigan in the USA where she began her first work in occupational rehabilitation. She subsequently moved to the UK where she completed an MSc in health ergonomics at the Robens Centre for Health Ergonomics at the University of Surrey in 2000. Jan has extensive experience of the management of musculoskeletal health and has experience across a wide variety of employment settings, including aviation, financial services, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, retail and the NHS. Her understanding of musculoskeletal pathology and expertise in ergonomics give her a powerful insight into effectively managing work-related musculoskeletal issues.

Mark Winwood

Dr Mark Winwood is a leading psychologist, and Clinical Lead for Mental Health Services at AXA PPP healthcare. He holds associate fellowship and chartership with the British Psychological Society and is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council. He is also a chartered scientist. With AXA PPP healthcare Mark focuses on developing clinical and operational frameworks to allow the joint delivery of evidence based psychological care across its wellbeing and medical services. Prior to joining AXA PPP healthcare, Mark worked as senior psychologist in the NHS and has many years of clinical experience and research expertise. Mark also works in clinical practice in London.

Andrew Walsh

Our external podiatrist.

Our Health@Hand Team

Ashley Leitner Murphy

Specialism: Pharmacist

Emma Cronin

Specialism: Nurse/Midwife

Emma Cronin is a registered nurse and midwife within AXA PPP healthcare's Health at Hand team. Prior to joining us, Emma worked in the NHS for over 30 years, accumulating a considerable breadth of knowledge across the fields of nursing and widwifery. She lists her particular areas of specialism and interests as gynaecology, sexual health, midwifery and pregnancy care, paediatric care and mental health. Emma is a mother to 3 young adults, and her interests outside work include providing medical, practical and emotional support to groups run by various church and homeless organisations.

Himaunshika "Hema" Love

Specialism: Pharmacist

Hema is a registered pharmacist and a long-standing member of AXA PPP healthcare's Health at Hand team. Here she uses her professional expertise and passion for the subject to great effect, helping members and theiir families understand their medication and its effects and ensuring they get maximum benefit from it; and responding to medicine-related enquiries through our Ask the Expert service. Prior to joining AXA PPP, Hema worked in hospital, retail and industry environments, and her roles have included training and accrediting hospital dispensers and working as a manager and locum in retail She continues to work as a locum pharmacist in retail in order to mauintain her practice.

Jackie Hall

Specialism: Nurse/Midwife

A registered nurse and midwife with over 30 years experience within the health service, Jackie leads the Health at Hand team as clinical manager, offering 24hr/365 medical information and support to anyone who needs our help, whether they're an AXA PPP customer or not. Jackie believes in empowering people to take charge of their own health needs and medical journey with evidence based information and support. She also understands the importance of tailoring that support so every conversation is specific to each individual's needs and situation. She gains particular pleasure from her role when she or one of her team really makes a difference to someone by taking the time to listen and understand their health concern and providing the answers they need to help alleviate their worry and anxiety. Outside work Jackie has a busy family life and is a practicing yoga teacher. She enjoys being active and is often accompanied by her dog, Odi who reminds her to stay present in the moment and smile.

Jason Webb

Specialism: Nurse

Jason is a registered nurse and advanced grief cousellor, with a particular interest in primary care nursing. Jason sits in our Health at Hand team, where he plays a key role in delivering our bereavement support service for AXA PPP healthcare members, as well as providing telephone and online support for general health queries as part of our free information service. What Jason enjoys most about his role is helping to empower people to optimise their health and wellbeing.

Jorgeana Lass

Specialism: Pharmacist

Jorgeana is a pharmacist and medical scientist with a particular interest in pulmonary and elderly medicine, focusing in particular on hypertension, pain and cardiovascular problems. She was one of the first group of medicines optimisation pharmacists to work in GP practices in the UK, and now puts that expertise to use in AXA PPP healthcare's Health at Hand team, where she helps service users understand and get maximum benefit from their medication, and reduce the risk of harm.

Jo Poolman

Specialism: Nurse

Jo is a registered nurse with over forty years of experience. With a background in emergency and community nursing, more recently she has specialised in school and occupational health. As manager of the Health at Hand team, Jo enjoys ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the service and maintaining the high quality of support we provide for AXA PPP healthcare members and their families.

Lane Wells

Specialism: Nurse

Lane is a registered general nurse and has been qualified for 17 years. Lane has experience in hospital, community and hospice settings and she brings this wealth of experience and knowledge to AXA PPP healthcare's Health at Hand team, where she helps provide medical information and support, and sometimes just someone to talk to, to anyone that needs it, at any time of the day or night.

Louise Greatex

Specialism: Nurse

Louise is a registered nurse who spent the early part of her career at London's Chelsea and Westminster hospital, gaining experience across a number of areas before specialising in endocrinology and dementia. From there she moved to Melbourne, Australia to work in a neuro-surgical ward for a year, before embarking on her travels to various corners of the world. Now Louise is enjoying her new challenge, providing medical information and support as part of AXA PPP healthcare's round -the-clock Health at Hand service.

Maria Yiangou

Specialism: Pharmacist

Since qualifying with a Masters in Pharmacy in 2009, Maria gained experience in the community pharmacy and medicines information sectors before joining AXA PPP healthcare's Health at Hand team of pharmacists. Here she provides members and other service users with medicines related information on a wide variety of topics, for example the treatment of new or existing conditions, potential side effects, travel vaccinations, herbal medicines and so on. Other aspects of the role that are of particular interest to Maria include the provision of longer term support to customers with certain chronic medical conditions; supporting members post-surgery with related medication needs; and undertaking member wellbeing calls.

Mena Panaite

Specialism: Nurse

Mena has been a registered nurse for over 25 years and, together with a wealth of experience, brings a huge amount of warmth and compassion to her role as a nurse advisor in AXA PPP healthcare's Health at Hand team. Mena's journey as a nurse started in Romania where she trained. She subsequently worked for the NHS as an oncology-haematology nurse, before eventually joining AXA PPP. Here she gains a great deal of satisfaction from helping our members with their wellbeing concerns and providing the support they need at any time of the night and day.

Nikki Lichtblau Porges

Specialism: Nurse and Menopause Specialist

Pedro Santos

Specialism: Nurse

Pedro is a registered nurse with a BSc (Honours) in Nursing and a keen interest in the fields of orthopaedics and gastroenterology. He's been part of AXA PPP healthcare's round the clock Health at Hand medical information and support service for the past 3 years and gains a huge amount of satisfaction from his role, which includes answering general health queries, assisting with locating and navigating health systems or simply offering a listening ear to those in need. In his spare time Pedro is a photographer, video gamer and shower-singer.

Rhiannon Eyre

Specialism: Nurse

Rhiannon has a BSc in Accident and Emergency Nursing, an Emergency Nurse Practitioner qualification and 13 years experience in an A&E environment, giving her a huge breadth of knowledge to draw from. Now part of AXA PPP healthcare's Health at Hand team, she enjoys being able to make a difference to our members, by taking the time to listen, understand their problem and offer possible next steps; by providing perspective and a shoulder to cry on; and by holding hands with people who are in situations that are impacting on their health and life. Rhiannon's special interest is children’s health - the physical, mental and the emotional - but she enjoys supporting every aspect of a member's journey.

Rosie Henley

Specialism: Nurse/Midwife

Rosie is a registered nurse and midwife, clocking up over 10 years in the NHS, before joining AXA PPP healthcare's Health at Hand team. Here she is able to draw on her skills and experience to support our members in their moments of need, especially enjoying being a part of a couple’s journey into parenthood and supporting them once their baby arrives. Rosie's particular interest is women's health, and in addition to her role at AXA she puts her love of teaching to good use as a qualified hypnobirthing and baby massage instructor.

Sarah Brown

Specialism: Nurse

Sarah is a registered nurse with hospital experience in cardiology and intensive care, gained at St Thomas' and Guy's Hospitals in London. After a career break to have her family, Sarah took up a role in a GP practice, turning her focus to the management of long term health conditions, such as COPD, CVD, diabetes and other more general nursing skills, including women’s health, childhood immunisations, travel immunisations and health checks. After ten years in practice nursing, Sarah joined AXA PPP healthcare as a nurse advisor in the Health at Hand team, where she enjoys putting her experience and skills to use supporting members with their health concerns. At home Sarah has two dogs that keep her busy; the rest of her time is split between looking after her family, singing, acting, reading and sleeping!

Our Proactive Health Team

Adam Apsbury

Specialism: Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager
Qualifications: BSc Sport and Exercise Science, REPs Level 3 Personal Trainer

Adam has several years experience working within the wellbeing industry. Since graduating from the University of Worcester, Adam has utilised his knowledge to support indviduals in reducing their health risk, through lifestyle changes. Adam has a specific interest in diabetes and behaviour change. More recently Adam has worked closely with many clients to design and impliment wellbeing programmes aimed at increasing the wellbeing of various buisnesses. Adam beleives the workplace is the perfect place to show the importance of health and wellbeing.

Alex Read

Specialism: Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Sports and Exercise Science (specialised in Health), Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Fitness Instructor (Level 2) and Exercise Referral (Level 3)
Alex holds a BSc degree in Sports and Exercise Science. Alex has a passion for improving health and wellbeing and places a particular focus on mental health. He joined Proactive Health in 2015 as a Physiologist delivering health assessments, seminars and health coaching, with the aim of helping others acheive better health, preventing ill health and encouraging positive, sustainable behaviour change. Alex has worked with various clients helping to shape their wellbeing programmes and acheive their wellbeing needs/goals.He is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and regularly delivers Mental Health First Aid sessions to spread awareness of mental health and how best to support others.

Amy Creedon

Specialism: Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Psychology & MSc Health

Anna Fountain

Specialism: Junior Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Sport and Exercise Science

Anna joined AXA as a Junior Physiologist in January 2019 and delivers onsite health assessments. Prior to this she had recently graduated from the University of Birmingham with a First-Class Honours degree in BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences. Following on from her degree Anna wanted to apply her passion for health and wellbeing into health promotion and supporting individuals to make sustainable behaviour changes. She uses her keen interest in nutrition and knowledge from her degree to aid this. Anna is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider.

Anthony Glock

Specialism: Junior Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Sport and Exercise Science, MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition & Qualified Personal Trainer

Anthony holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise and a MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition. Anthony has been working for AXA for almost a year having previously worked at a gym helping to create inidividual exercise and nutrition plans. Anthony believes that finding exercise and (healthy) meals that you enjoy help in keeping you on track and living a heathly lifestyle.

Ceitanna Cooper

Specialism: Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager
Qualifications: MSc Applied Human Nutrition

Ceitanna is a UK Registered Associate Nutritionist and Health & Wellbeing Physiologist Programme Manager for AXA PPP healthcare's Health Services division. She holds a BSc in Exercise Nutrition & Health and is a member of the UKVRN regulated by the Association for Nutrition, with a Masters in Applied Human Nutrition. Ceitanna has been working in the Health and Wellbeing industry for eight years following her studies and now is able to share her passion for health and fitness; helping others to lead healthier, happier and more energised lifestyles through the work she delivers as part of AXA PPP healthcare’s Proactive Health team.

Dan Craig

Specialism: Physiologist
Qualifications: MSc Exercise and Sports Sciences & Certified Nutrition Coach

Dan Poulter

Specialism: Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Sport and Exercise Science

Dan has been a physiologist within AXA PPP Healthcare’s Proactive Health Team since January 2018. He has been working in the Health and Wellbeing industry for 4 years, and holds BSc in Sport and Exercise Science. Dan has a true passion for health promotion using knowledge and expertise gained during his degree and throughout the 4 years spent as a Physiologist. Dan is a keen sportsman who takes great interest in understanding the role of leading a healthy lifestyle to maximise quality of life, and optimising sporting performance.

Dan Webster

Specialism: Programme Lead Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Sport and Exercise Science

Edward Wiggins

Specialism: Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Sport and Exercise Science

Eddie joined the Proactive Health Team as a Physiologist in 2018 and has 2 years’ experience working in the healthcare industry, since graduating from university with a first-class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Primarily delivering onsite health assessments and health coaching for a number of clients, he also works within the Lifestyle Driver. His main interests include musculoskeletal health, particularly in ageing, and supporting healthy lifestyle changes. Outside of Proactive Health, Eddie enjoys keeping active by playing rugby and fitness training.

Elliot Moore

Specialism: Lead Health Coach
Qualifications: BSc Sport and Exercise Science, PGCE Post-16 Education

Elliot holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science and a PGCE in Post-16 education from Sheffield Hallam University. After teaching A-Level Sport and Exercise Scinece at college, Elliot began working in health coaching in 2016 and is now responsible for the training, quality and development of coaching at AXA.

Emma Mudge

Specialism: Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
Qualifications: BSc Applied Psychology & PGCert Advanced Practice in Psychological Wellbeing

"Emma Mudge is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, having studied a BSc in Applied Psychology and a PGCert in Advanced Psychological Wellbeing.
Emma currently provides support packages for large corporates to help employees and managers optimise their mental health and support others.
To date Emma has provided therapeutic and coaching interventions for individuals and groups over the last twelve years to manage ill health and improve mental wellbeing. Emma has worked within the third sector and NHS, is a trained Supervisor and prior to working in AXA was a Clinical Lead within a busy IAPT (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies) NHS Service. Her responsibilities included multi agency working, promotion, management of therapists and practitioners, front line risk assessments and training.
Emma is passionate about self-compassion, the mind-body connection and self-development. Emma enjoys regular mindfulness practice, walking, being outdoors, reading and crafting."

Finlay Haswell

Specialism: Junior Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Sports and Exercise Science, Published paper in Psychology of Sport and Exercise & Fitness Instructor (L2)

Finlay joined AXA as a Junior Physiologist in June 2018 after graduating from the University of Bath with a BSc (Hons) in Sports and Exercise Science. Finlay is an ex-gymnast that has had experience working within an elite sporting environment at National level. Finlay is a qualified Mental Health First Aider, has a published paper in the Psychology of Sport and Exercise and is passionate about continuing to drive and promote Health and Wellbeing at AXA PPP Healthcare.

Gabbie Avola

Specialism: Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation & MSc Clinical Exercise and Physiology

Gabriella has completed a BSc in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, with an MSc degree in Clinical Exercise and Physiology, this where she learnt how to perform ECG’s, Cardiac tests and Respiratory test’s. She has completed a level 2 Gym Instructor course, level 2 Dry needling, and a Kinesiology Taping course. Gabriella’s interests are providing advice for MSK related problems and the recovery process, weight loss through different areas of exercises and general health and well-being advice.

George Hucker

Specialism: Programme Lead Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Sports and Exercise Science & MSc Applied Exercise Physiology

Georgina Camfield

Specialism: Nutritionist
Qualifications: BSc Sport and Exercise Science & MSc Human Nutrition & Registered (ANutr) & Fitness Instructor

Georgina holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and an MSc in Human Nutrition, specialising in nutrition for exercise and performance. Georgina is a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) through the Association for Nutrition and a qualified fitness instructor with a strong passion in helping people make sustainable lifestyle changes to positively impact health and wellbeing. In her professional career at AXA, Georgina works as a Programme Lead Physiologist, delivering and implementing wellbeing strategies designed to help people improve their health.

Jemelle Carpenter-Gayle

Specialism: Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Sports and Exercise Science & MSc Strength Conditioning

Jemelle holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise science and a MSc Strength and Conditioning. Before working for AXA as a physiologist, Jemelle gained experience in the health and lesiure industry as well as in elite sport. He has been at AXA since December 2017, being heavily involved in the company's health coaching programme. Jemelle believes everyone should have the oppportunity to improve and manage their own health.

Jermaine Izukanne

Specialism: Junior Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Sports and Exercise Science

Jermaine earned a BSc in Sport and Exercise science before joining AXA in 2018 as a junior physiologist. He has been heavily involved in the delivery of onsite health assessments; as well as helping individuals reduce their risk of Type-2 diabetes within the Diabetes Prevention Programme. Jermaine believes that everyone should be health concious and can be achieved by educating and supporting people on how to make better decisions in regards to their health and wellbeing.

Lauren Davenport

Specialism: Junior Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Physiology & MSc Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation & Qualified Personal Trainer

Lauren holds a BSc in Physiology, an MSc in Cardiovascular Health & Rehabilitation, and is a qualified Personal Trainer and Mental Health First aider. Lauren has been delivering onsite health assessments since joining AXA in 2018, and believes that leading a healthy balanced lifestyle is key to being your best self, and everyone is capable of making possitive health changes when given the right support.

Louise McKee

Specialism: Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Sport and Exercise Science

Louise holds a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science and works as a Physiologist for AXA Proactive Health. Louise delivers onsite health assessments, telephone wellbeing sessions and is part of the health coaching programme. Louise is passionate about reducing the risk of ill health and believes the key to happiness is finding the right balance that promote a healthy behaviours and a sustainable lifetyle.

Luke Weston

Specialism: Junior Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Sports and Exercise & MSc Strength Conditioning & Qualified Personal Trainer

Luke holds a BSc (Hons) in Sports and Exercise Science, an MSc in Strength Conditioning and is also a qualified Personal Trainer. With previous expericence in Elite Sport and working as Personal Trainer for 5 years Luke is extremely passionate about health and fitness. Luke joined AXA in 2018 and since then has been using our onsite health assessments to help educate and empower people to make effective, lasting changes to both their behaviour and lifestyle.

Lydia Johnson

Specialism: Senior Physiologist
Qualifications: MSc Sport Science and Exercise Physiology

Melinda Noufal

Specialism: Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Physiology and Sports Science & Gym Instructor

Melinda holds a BSc (Hons) degree is Physiology and Sports Science. Melinda has special interest in Sports and Exercise Psychology and Behaviour Change. Melinda is also a qualified Gym Instructor and a Mental Health First Aider. For the last 3 years while working at AXA PPP Healthcare, Melinda has encouraged many people to make a positive change in their lifestyle and improve their health through health coaching, delivering onsite assessments and seminars. Melinda has a very holistic approach to health and takes care of her physical and mental health by practising mindfulness, setting time aside for her hobbies and being active. Melinda is fascinated by the body-mind connection and believes that change happens in the mind first; every body is capable of change, they just need the right support to let them believe they can change.

Raj Kundhi

Specialism: Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Nutrition, Food and Health & Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr)

Raj has been a Physiologist within Proactive Health since December 2017. Prior to working for AXA, Raj attained a First-Class BSc Honours degree in Nutrition, Food and Health and gained the status of a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) through the Association for Nutrition. Raj has previous experience working in weight management services across North Yorkshire, specialising in behaviour change and nutrition education. While working for AXA, Raj has focused on the health coaching in the Digital Diabetes Prevention Programme and has delivered health assessments to clients across the Northern region. Raj’s background is in the science of nutrition, the effect foods have on our bodies and utilising behaviour change techniques to help individuals be the best they can be.

Rhys Clark

Specialism: Physiologist & Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Qualifications: MSc Exercise Physiology, Diploma in Sport and Exercise Nutrition & Personal Trainer

Rhys holds a BSc in Sports Science, an MSc in Exercise Physiology, and a qualifed Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist. Over the 2 years Rhys has worked with AXA, he has focused on health coaching on the Digital Diabetes Prevention Programme as well as delivering health assessments and seminars. Rhys has also become a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and is regularly deliverying courses to spread awareness of mental health. Rhys believes that with the right tools and knowledge individuals can become empowered to take ownership of their health, and make sustainable changes to optimise their life.

Rita Makri

Specialism: Dietitian

Rita holds a BSc degree (level 5A, Hons) in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics from the International Hellenic University. By the end of the 4-year studies, completed a 6-month placement at internationally distincted, Animus Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre. After the completion of the placement, Rita was offered a position as Head of Dietetics department at Animus-Kyanous Stavros, a private hospital that operates seven departments, including neurosurgical, urological, ICU, internal medicine and general and orthopaedic surgery. After more than two and a half years, Rita moved to London where she acquired the title of Registered Dietitian (HCPC) and worked in various settings within the NHS, including St Margaret's Community Hospital, eight different GP practices participating in Diabetic Clinics and General Dietetic Clinics and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (UCLA). Rita is passionate about providing education to the general population as a preventative and coaching effectively people who experience health problems.

Rosie Irving

Specialism: Junior Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Sport and Exercise Science & MSc Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Having completed a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and an MSc in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Rosie came to AXA in July 2018 to pursue her passion in the health and wellbeing industry. At AXA she works as a Physiologist. Her day to day role includes providing health assessments to clients across the North East and working with individual employees through the health coaching programme to support them in achieving their health goals and help them make long lasting improvements to their health and wellbeing.

Sarah Kemp

Specialism: Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager
Qualifications: BSc Sport Science and Personal Training & MSc Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health Promotion & Qualified PT & Exercise Referral Specialist & Level 1-3 Cheerleading Coach

Sarah holds a BSc in Sports Science and Personal Training, an MSc in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health Promotion, is a qualified Personal Trainer and Exercise Referral Instructor and also holds levels 1-3 in cheerleading coaching. Before coming to AXA, Sarah worked as a sports coach alongside working in a gym so is passionate about fitness. Since working within AXA, Sarah has developed a passion for women's health issues, particularly the menopause and is always keen to empower others to improve their health, in whatever way is best for them. Sarah would say that finding a healthy work/life balance is key to living a happy, fulfilled life.

Stephanie Golding

Specialism: Senior Physiologist & Mental Health First Aid Trainer
Qualifications: BSc Sport and Exercise Science & Cycling Coach

Tom Browne

Specialism: Programme Lead Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Exercise and Sport Science & MSc Sport and Health Science

Tom joined the proactive health team at the beginning of 2018. Tom holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Exercise and Sport Science and MSc in Sport and Health Science from the University of Exeter. While studying, Tom gained valuable experience working in elite sport within the nutrition department at Exeter City FC and The Cornish Pirates RFC. Tom believes its important to enjoy an active lifestyle, have a nutritious balanced diet and maintain a positive attitude. Toms Top Tip: balance in life is the essential piece in the jigsaw to sustainability.

Thomas Rothwell

Specialism: Programme Lead Physiologist
Qualifications: BSc Sport and Exercise Science & Msc Sport and Exercise Physiologist & Diploma in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Tom holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and MSc degree in Sport and Exercise Physiology. Tom is also a qualified Sports Nutritionist and Mental Health First Aider. Before moving into health and wellbeing Tom has worked within elite sport and the public sector and he has now been with AXA for 3 years. Tom believes the key to health and wellbeing is ensuring enjoyment in what you are doing and continuously doing the small every day actions/habits which are ultimately, the most meaningful.