Who We Are

BAPAM is a Registered Charity No. 1167785 and a Care Quality Commission regulated healthcare provider

Our Experts

Health and arts professionals working together to support the performing arts


Peter Leatham (Chair)
John Turner (Treasurer)
Dr Penny Wright (Honorary Medical Director)

Dr Charlie Easmon
Matt Hood (Equity)
Jonathan Morrish
Mr Mark Phillips
Dr Hara Trouli
Dr Jonathan White
Diane Widdison (Musicians’ Union)
Professor Aaron Williamon (Royal College of Music)
Professor Patricia Woo

Medical Committee

Dr Penny Wright (Chair)
Dr Tamara Karni-Cohen
Dr Frances Carter
Dr Carol Chapman
Paul Checkley
Mr Declan Costello
Dr David Fielding
Dr Anita Nathan
Dr Peter Newman
Dr Hara Trouli
Dr Sarah Upjohn


Imogen Cooper
Sir Mark Elder
Dame Evelyn Glennie
Julian Lloyd Webber
Sir Simon Rattle
Sheila Reid
Zeb Soanes
Dame Janet Suzman
Sir Willard White

London Clinics

General Practitioner
Dr Frances Carter
Dr Tamara Karni Cohen
Dr Patricia Halliwell 
Dr Fozia Hamid
Dr Anita Nathan 

Chartered Physiotherapist
Nicola Cherry
Nicole Leow
Lucie Rayner
Drusilla Redman
Dr Sarah Upjohn

Michael Mehta
Lazarus Nono

Counselling Psychologist
Monia Brizzi

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon
Mr Mark Phillips 

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Nikos Reissis

Musculoskeletal Physician

Dr Hara Trouli

Regional Clinics

Dr Diana Newson, General Practitioner
Louise Curley, Chartered Physiotherapist


Sarah Worsley-Harris, Occupational Psychologist

Dr Pippa Wheble, General Practitioner

Virginia Whiteley, Chartered Physiotherapist

Dr Marie McKavanagh, General Practitioner

Newcastle Gateshead
Dr Melanie Grundy, General Practitioner

Administrative Team

Claire Cordeaux: Chief Executive Officer
Dan Hayhurst: Senior Manager: Special Projects
Pareis Jean-Marie: Office Manager
Tulika Pandey: Assistant Information Officer
Ruth Zadi: Clinics Manager

OUR WORK IS POSSIBLE THANKS TO generous support from

Help Musicians

Our major funder, Help Musicians, is an independent UK charity for professional musicians of all genres, from starting out through to retirement.

Musicians’ Union

The Musicians’ Union represents over 32000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business.


Equity is a union of more than 47,000 performers and creative practitioners, united in the fight for fair terms and conditions in the workplace.


PPL handles music licensing for over 110,000 performers and recording rightsholders, and helps ensure that those who invest their time, talent and money to make recorded music are fairly paid for their work.

PRS Members Fund

The PRS Members Fund provide support and advice to PRS members and their families, who may be struggling financially, physically or emotionally and are in need of help.

Equity Charitable Trust

If you’re a professional performer who wants to train for a new career, or who is facing financial difficulties, the Equity Charitable Trust will endeavour to help you out.

Grand Order of Water Rats

The Grand Order of Water Rats’ charitable fund support nationally recognised charities, whilst embracing the benevolence of their members, their families and show business colleagues. It also retains the power to make special awards to worthy individuals or organisations.

Individual Supporters

We are grateful for invaluable help from individuals and groups in the performing arts, in medicine and healthcare, and all who give their support to our service and community. If you can help with a donation, a sponsored event, by contributing expertise, or simply spreading the word, thank you! Find out more about supporting BAPAM: 


Drop us a line

BAPAM is a Registered Charity No. 1167785
Contact us:

London Office and Clinic

British Association for Performing Arts Medicine
7-9 Breams Buildings, London, EC4A 1DT



020 7404 8444

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