Meet the team

Our team has a passion for creating healthy, happy environments through collaborations between health, public health, built environment professionals, the third sector and local communities. Find out more about our team members and get in touch using the contact details below for more information.

MA MRTPI FRSA, Planning & Development Consultant, Former Planning Lead for Darlington Healthy New Towns, Vice President RTPI [email protected]

Timothy Crawshaw MA MRTPI FRSA is the Vice President of the Royal Town Planning Institute, working as an International Planning and Development Consultant in the areas of urban design, planning, green infrastructure, energy efficiency and sustainable transport. With experience in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, alongside an expanding UK practice, he has a specific interest in the role of the nature-based approaches to addressing the climate emergency, alongside improving health and wellbeing outcomes and tackling inequality.

Timothy is an experienced lecturer, trainer and facilitator with a passion for community development, and he continues to champion the role of planning as a key part of the solution to the challenges of our times. Timothy is currently the Chair of the Tees Valley Nature Partnership.

Programme Manager, AHSN NENC [email protected]

Dr Rachel Turnbull is a Programme Manager who works in healthcare innovation leading regional projects in the North-East of England. Originally qualified as a clinician with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Rachel has developed more than 12 years’ experience in project management and service improvement roles across the North-East and has recently completed a further degree in urban planning and architecture. Her interests lie in the connections between wellbeing and urban design and how to support the creation of healthy, happy, fun places where people and communities can thrive.

Mental Health Project Coordinator, ICS NENC [email protected]

Holly Fillingham has a research background obtained in Sociology and Criminology, qualified to master’s level, as well as having recently gained a specialist qualification in quantitative and qualitative methods and statistics from the University of Amsterdam. Holly is also pursuing a PhD in social prescribing and is undergoing further education via The Open University. Holly has experience working in primary care, third sector mental health, and is passionate about delivering excellent research projects and implementing their outcomes into the real world.