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Mind Matters Initiative Taskforce

The Mind Matters Initiative Taskforce meets to discuss the project and its progress, acting as a sounding board for ideas, a facilitative group for promotion and communication, and providing assistance and services (either in kind or financially). The Taskforce typically meets twice a year.


  • Rosie Allister – Vetlife
  • Louise Allum – Elected RCVS Council Member
  • Liz Barton – Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS)
  • Angharad Belcher – Director for the Advancement of the Professions
  • Alison Speakman – British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA)
  • Susan Dawson – University of Liverpool
  • James Russell – British Veterinary Association (BVA)
  • Macauley Gatenby – British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), Student Representative
  • Abi Hanson – Mind Matters Initiative Officer
  • Alexandra Taylor – British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA)
  • Lizzie Lockett – Mind Matters Initiative Founder, RCVS CEO
  • Ruth Mackay – Veterinary Management Group (VMG)
  • Jane Oliver – Vet Defence Society (VDS)
  • Lacey Pitcher - Mind Matters Initiative Outreach and Engagement Senior Officer
  • Lisa Quigley – Mind Matters Initiative Manager
  • Stuart Reid – Veterinary Schools Council
  • Charlotte Tobin-Williams - Association of Veterinary Students (AVS)


Lisa Quigley (T 020 7050 1248, E