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Meet your Healthwatch Camden team members.

Frances Hasler

Frances Hasler - Director (Outgoing)

Frances Hasler has worked in disabled people's organisations at local, regional and national level.

Nationally she led work on user involvement in the regulator for health and social care.

Recently she has worked on the national Healthwatch programme.

She is an expert in independent living and is currently learning a lot more about commissioning as a lay board member of her local Clinical Commissioning Group.

Contact Frances:

Telephone:  020 7383 2402 

Mobile: 07717 547614

Email: frances.hasler@healthwatchcamden.co.uk

Matthew Parris - Director (Incoming)

Matthew is Healthwatch Camden's Director.

Matthew has been in the health and social care sector for over 15 years, leading teams and advocating for people that use services. His career has included the management of front-line community care services, shaping national policy with NICE and, most recently, leading a local Healthwatch.

 At Healthwatch Surrey, he developed a team that achieved national recognition for its work. Overseeing investigations that supported multi-million-pound business cases for investment in service, and initiating collaborations with Integrated Care Systems to transform the way services engage with people.

 When not at work, Matthew enjoys time outdoors with his family and volunteers as the Chair of Governors at a local Primary School.

Telephone: 020 7383 2402 

Email: Matthew.Parris@healthwatchcamden.co.uk

Shelly Khan - Engagement and Partnership Lead

Shelly is Healthwatch Camden's Engagement and Partnership Lead. She has experience in working in partnership with residents and stakeholders to identify health and social care needs, and gaps in local services. Please note that Shelly is currently on a sabbatical and will return in 2020. 

Telephone 020 7383 2402 

Email: shelly.khan@healthwatchcamden.co.uk

Anna Wright - Policy and Insight Lead

Anna is Healthwatch Camden’s Policy and Insight Lead. She has experience at the global and national level in the field of health policy and research, including working for the World Health Organisation and for the Dartmouth Centre for Healthcare Delivery Science. She has a Master’s Degree in Health Policy, Planning and Finance. Anna lives and grew up in Camden.

Telephone: 020 7383 2402 

Email: anna.wright@healthwatchcamden.co.uk

Anna Walsh - Interim Community Engagement and Partnerships Lead

Anna is Healthwatch Camden’s interim Engagement and Partnerships Lead. She is originally from Boston, USA, and has experience working with community groups to co-design local projects and services. She also has experience building coalitions with various stakeholders in order to reduce maternal and infant mortality in Boston. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Health with concentrations in two areas: Community health design and implementation, and maternal and child health.

Telephone 020 7383 2402 

Email: anna.walsh@healthwatchcamden.co.uk


Jemma (Zemfira) Ayton - Project and Volunteers Lead

Jemma is Healthwatch Camden’s Project and Volunteers Lead. She is experienced in working collaboratively in corporate, academic and voluntary sector projects. She has a PhD in Social Sciences, and her academic interests are in the fields of social anthropology, ethnography and qualitative social research methods. Jemma lives in Camden and is involved in a number of community-building initiatives. 

Telephone: 020 7383 2402 

Email: jemma.ayton@healthwatchcamden.co.uk

Margaret Smith - Business Support Co-ordinator

Margaret Smith is Healthwatch Camden’s Business Co-ordinator. She has 18 years’ experience of working in Administration for a local organisation. She has worked across several departments including, economic development, environment and regeneration. She has Bsc (Hons) in Education and New Technology.

Telephone: 020 7383 2402 

Email: margaret.smith@healthwatchcamden.co.uk