Our Team

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Bhavna Tailor

Bhavna Tailor

Bhavna is the CEO and one of the founders of Stargardt’s Connected. She also works as a part-time primary school teacher. Bhavna's son was diagnosed with Stargardt's in 2015. You can read more of her story here.
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Catherine Thornley

Charity Administrator
Catherine is the charity administrator and provides organisation and support to Stargardt’s Connected, helping with setting up and maintaining up-to-date policies and procedures. Catherine's role is also to help raise the profile of Stargardt’s, linking and signposting families to Stargardt’s Connected.
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Hannah Dunbar PhD

Low Vision Technology Advisor
Hannah is a Senior Low Vision Optometrist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Senior Research Associate at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. Her clinical and research interests include age-related macular degeneration, retinal and non-retinal inherited eye conditions and patients with complex needs. Her current clinical role spans the adult and paediatric low vision service and genetic and neuro-disability multidisciplinary clinics.
Professor Michel Michaelides consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital

Professor Michel Michaelides

Medical Advisor for Stargardt's Connected
Michel is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital in the departments of Medical Retina, Genetics and Paediatric Ophthalmology; and is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. You can read more about Michel here.
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Andi Skilton

Andi is the Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead at the NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre.
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Shefali Rajpopat

Shefali is a medical doctor with a background in genetic skin disease research.
Toby Evans

Toby Evans

Toby was diagnosed with Stargardt’s in his mid-teens. Toby currently works at the National Audit Office as a chartered accountant. You can read more of his story here.
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Rea Mattocks

Rea is a qualified social worker and has worked in health and social care, most recently as a Director of Social Services for a County Council.
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Robert McCann

Robert was diagnosed with Stargardt’s in 1981. Robert has worked as an equipment centre coordinator at the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind “SRSB” since March 2013. You can read more of his story here.
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Katriona Taylor

Charity Ambassador
Katriona was diagnosed with Stargardt's at the age of eight. Katriona is a jazz singer, vocal coach, voiceover artist and radio presenter. You can read more of her story here.
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Paul Appleyard

Stargardt's Advocate
Paul was diagnosed with Stargardt's at the age of 11. Paul is a blogger at www.stargardtsdisease.com/. You can read more of his story here.