Penny Brohn UK

Help change life with cancer. For good

Services Team

Catherine Bio

Dr Catherine Zollman

Medical Lead

BA Physiol (Oxon), MBBS, MRCP, MRCGP, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine (University of Arizona) Committee member of College of Medicine, BSIO, SIO

Catherine trained to registrar level in Medical Oncology before qualifying as a GP in 1995. Completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in 2010. In addition to role at Penny Brohn UK, works part-time as an NHS GP and is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at University of Bristol. Was a GP Clinical Cancer Lead for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG for 5 years.

Nicky Bio

Nicky Robinson

Services Lead and Nutrition Lead

MSc Nutritional Therapy, BA (hons), mBANT, CNCH

Nicky joined Penny Brohn in 2018, and as part of the senior leadership team is responsible for the management of the charity’s cancer support services. She also leads the nutrition team. In these roles, Nicky combines her extensive ethical business and charity management experience with interests in health and wellbeing, community development, nutrition research and passion for healthy food!

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Janey Barrett

Wellbeing Lead

BA (Hons), Dip Cah, VRT, CNHC

Janey joined Penny Brohn in January 2018 and leads the Wellbeing team, providing a wide range of support and services to help clients live well with and beyond cancer. Janey is a qualified reflexologist, massage therapist and clinical hypnotherapist, with over 25 years' experience as an enthusiastic and supportive practitioner, course facilitator and wellbeing advisor.

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Victoria Kubiak

Nutritional Therapist

NCAHE, Dip ONC, APNT, Dip AT, BANT, BCMA, APNT, BInst AT, KF & CthA

Victoria is a registered nutritional therapist who has worked for Penny Brohn UK for over 20 years and also has a private practice. She has a vast knowledge of the history and health benefits of different foods and a passion for inspiring people to cook simple, nutritious and delicious meals using everyday ingredients.

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Alisa Burke

Physical Activity Lead

BA Hons (PPE) (Oxon), BSc Honours (Psychology), Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation Qualified.

Alisa is the Physical Activity Lead at Penny Brohn as well as a SafeFit trainer offering exercise, nutrition and psychological support sessions to research trial participants with cancer diagnoses. She has 15 years' experience in supporting clients to reach their health and wellbeing goals in the fitness, corporate and charity sectors, in the UK and Singapore. Alisa has a Level 4 personal training qualification and is also qualified and experienced in embodiment facilitation and transformational coaching. She is currently pursuing studies in integrative medicine approaches.

Markus Bio

Markus Heimpel

Wellbeing Consultant

Shiatsu (FwSS), Shiatsu Society

Markus is a highly qualified Shiatsu practitioner and teacher, experienced group facilitator and wellbeing advisor who has been working for Penny Brohn since 2009. Markus brings his love of nature and the outdoors, dance and movement explorations to his work. He has a particular interest in male cancers and supporting men’s health.

Alex Bio

Alex Turner

Wellbeing Consultant

BA Sc Acupuncture, MBAcC

Alex joined Penny Brohn’s therapy team in 2012. He is a highly qualified acupuncture and Qi Gong practitioner and experienced group facilitator, with over 25 years' practice in Tai Chi, Qigong, Aikido, Jujitsu, Mindfulness and Meditation. In recognition of his work in cancer care, Alex was awarded a scholarship to travel to Heilongjiang University Hospital for Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2018 to deepen his understanding of Acupuncture and Qigong. He brings a gentle, kind approach to his work.

Allon Bio

Allon Stokes

Counselling Lead

BA (Hons), MA, Diploma in Professional Skills (Counselling), BACP

Allon has over 15 years' experience as a counsellor, workshop facilitator and supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care. He joined Penny Brohn in 2016 and leads a team of three experienced counsellors, offering support to clients at all stages of the cancer journey, from the shock of diagnosis and treatment, through the often-delayed emotional impact of cancer, as well as offering support to those facing a terminal prognosis.

Duncan Bio

Dr Duncan Still

GP and Integrative Doctor

BMBS, MRCGP 

Duncan is a GP and advocate of lifestyle medicine who has worked at Penny Brohn UK for over 6 years. He has particular interests in the role of nature-based therapy, breathwork, nutrition (especially the microbiome!), mind-body practices such as mindfulness and meditation and bodywork. He is an enthusiastic forager and wild swimmer!

Duncan also works as the Education Lead for NCIM’s Diploma in Integrative Healthcare and teaches medical students at the University of Bristol.

Lindsay Bio

Lindsay McGrath

Services Administration Lead

BSc Applied Biological Sciences, Post Graduate Diploma Information Communications Technology.

Lindsay joined Penny Brohn 5 years ago after volunteering for the charity for 18 months. She brings her practical skills and creative ideas to the administration of Penny Brohn’s services programme, ensuring everything works smoothly. Lindsay also leads the Client Admin Support Team, responding to enquiries and helping people to identify and book the support that will be most helpful for them.

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Alex Spencer

Client Admin Support

B.D.S, Diploma in Reflexology.

Alex has 10 years’ experience listening to our cancer clients and providing advice and guidance through our services. Alex has an extensive medical knowledge from her dental training and keen interest in complementary therapies. She enjoys being outdoors and taking her dog for long walks in the countryside.

Alison Bio

Alison Hall

Client Admin Support

BSc Econ, Post graduate Diploma in Counselling.

Alison has 11 years’ experience of listening to our cancer clients and helping them to choose the best route through Penny Brohn UK services. Alison is an astute problem-solver and skilled administrator, who has an interest in nutrition and complementary therapies. As a keen gardener, she knows the benefits of being close to nature and looks forward to a stroll around the Penny Brohn garden to see which plants are in flower.

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