Our trustees provide strategic guidance and direction, ensuring that goals are in place to drive forward our support of the research and treatment of Sickle Cell & Thalassemia.


Proffessor Alastair Sutcliffe

Alastair is a Professor of Paediatrics, and has looked after sick children for 30 years, and as a consultant paediatrician most recently at UCLH.


He presently works in research as a Professor at the UCL and Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.


His ambition is to improve children’s lives through research and has contributed much over the years . Looking after sick children at the bedside has motivated him to find treatments and cures for childhood illnesses.

Mary Akinbiyi

Mary is a staunch advocate for children with life limiting conditions and is a strong voice for ensuring their needs across all key areas of life are met.


A carer for her own son with Epilepsy she has over 30 years experience in navigating the healthcare systems and fighting for the rights of children that cannot speak for themselves.

Tamsin Hunt

Tam has over 20 years experience as a programme manager for clinical trials and has worked for some of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies. Tam is passionate about making a difference in the world of young children with medical conditions and provides valuable insights into the direction of travel for Crescent Kids.


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