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PANS PANDAS UK is made up of a small, dedicated team of people who work hard to make a difference to the lives of families living with PANS and PANDAS. Find out more about the team below...

Board of Trustees


We are really fortunate to have a robust and passionate board of skilled trustees who give generously of their time to help govern and guide the work carried out by the charity.


Vicky Burford

Chair of Trustees


Zoe Van den Bosch


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Phil Hall


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Diane Palmer


Executive team 


Our executive team are an incredible group of individuals who care deeply about the vital work they do to support families, inform professionals and bring about change for our community.


Tina Coope

Education Lead

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Paula Scott

PA to Chair and Community Executive

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Toni Whitney

Volunteer Media Executive


Katy Hindson, Ph.D

Content and Communications Lead


Emma Bracegirdle



Georgia Quirke

Social Media

In Conversation With

Learn more about what our team gets up to with our exclusive interviews.

In this edition of 'In Conversation With', we interview Tina Coope, the education lead specialist for PANS PANDAS UK. We find out what motivates her and what she finds most rewarding about working with PANS PANDAS UK, as well as the challenges facing families affected by PANS and PANDAS.

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In this edition of 'In Conversation With', we interview Emma Bracegirdle, the fundraising lead for PANS PANDAS UK. We find out how she became a fundraiser, what drives her, and why she has chosen to work with PANS PANDAS UK.


Highly acclaimed British actor, Jo Joyner, has joined charity PANS PANDAS UK in its mission to improve outcomes for those living with these life-changing but poorly understood conditions.


Jo is known for her roles as Tanya Branning in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, and Mandy Carter in Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge. More recently she has starred as Luella Shakespeare in the BBC crime drama series Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators.


Like many of you reading this, Jo had never heard of PANS or PANDAS until, suddenly, it affected a close family member. She was shocked by the lack of awareness and support available, which is why we are delighted that Jo has joined forces with PANS PANDAS UK to ensure that children and families living with these truly devastating conditions get the help they deserve.


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Too numerous to name individually, PANS PANDAS UK has an unbelievable team of volunteers who work tirelessly to support the work we do. The enthusiasm and skill they bring to our team is amazing and we thank each and every one of them from the bottom of our hearts.

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