Our staff team work across Norfolk gathering your feedback, analysing it, working on projects, and updating you on health and social care developments. 

Alex Stewart, Chief Executive

As Healthwatch Norfolk’s Chief Executive I oversee all staff and work with the Chair and Board to ensure that a viable, long term strategy is in place.

A large part of my work involves developing and managing a wide range of external relationships and act as an effective advocate with the private, voluntary and community sectors, local government and NHS organisations locally, regionally and nationally.

Judith Sharpe, Deputy Chief Executive

I am responsible for governance including Trustee Board support, Charity Commission compliance, finance, health and safety,  HR (non-specialist advice), the Quality Framework and Adult Safeguarding.

I studied Business and Finance at Loughborough University and have a background in banking and voluntary sector management.

Emily Woodhouse, Business Development Director

My role is to generate additional funding from externally commissioned work and applications to various grant makers. After gaining a degree in Biology from Southampton University, i joined the Medical Research Council collecting information for studies before returning to Norfolk and working for the NHS on funding, writing project proposals and project management before joining Healthwatch Norfolk.

Caroline Williams, Head of Engagement

I head a team which aims to reach as many people as possible to ensure we listen and help improve health and social care across the county. For 25 years, I worked at Norwich Theatre Royal becoming front-of-house manager and am also a trained audio describer ensuring that blind and partially-sighted patrons could still enjoy a performance.

John Bultitude, Head of Communications

I work to ensure we develop the way we communicate in both traditional and social media, helping to ensure as many local voices as possible are part of our work. I have worked across the media in a range of roles including a journalist for the EDP, broadcasting on commercial and BBC Radio, and PR including 12 years at Norwich Theatre Royal.

John Spall, Research and Project Manager

I oversee and work on projects which aim to hear the voices of people receiving health and social care. This included the My Views Matter project which saw a Healthwatch Norfolk team visit residential care homes for those with learning disabilities and/or autism. For 17 years, I worked in academia with a background in different research and analysis methods, and have a background in international development and anthropology.

Siobhan Thompson, Information Analyst

I’ve come to Healthwatch from working on my family farm. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Gender Studies both from the University of Lincoln. At Healthwatch Norfolk, I am responsible for compiling, analysing and interpreting the data/information that we collect, and develop the way we report our performance to other organisations to make sure we are communicating our findings as accurately as possible.

Faye Badrick-Murphy, Community Development Officer

I work in the South of Norfolk. I have years of experience working in residential and community settings helping people to succeed. Equally, I am passionate about making sure health and social care needs are met, and ensuring fair access to care for all.

Angela George, Community Development Officer

I work in the West of Norfolk working with Healthwatch to make sure we represent the patient voice. I enjoy spending time meeting people listening to their health and care experiences. I first moved to the county to train as a nurse working in hospitals, primary care and in general practice, and have also done community work and been employed as an events co-ordinator.

Daniel Norgrove, Community Development Officer

I look after the Great Yarmouth area engaging with members of the community and finding out what matters to them when it comes to health and social care. After getting a degree in Philosophy, I worked in the Great Yarmouth area working with its many communities before joining Healthwatch Norfolk.

Daniel Reynolds, Community Development Officer

My area is North Norfolk and I like getting out and about talking to the public and social care professionals about what is important to them.

My career has seen me work for Norfolk County Council Social Services, Citizen’s Advice and the NHS, and was also a professional drummer for 10 years.

Jessica Hickin, Project Officer

I have come to Healthwatch Norfolk after working as a Research Executive at a market research agency specialising in children and young people. I have a degree in Society, Culture and Media and have completed the MRS Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research Practice. Through both my degree and previous role, I have been able to gain experience in both quantitative and qualitative research. I am passionate about health care and have also volunteered in the campaigns team for an eating disorder charity. I enjoy working on projects which help to shape the delivery of health and social care in Norfolk.

Val Hartley, Project Officer

I have an academic background in Food Science and, to this day, I like to contribute my passion for good nutrition through my voluntary work.  Whilst working for the food industry, I used consumer research techniques to drive product improvements.  As I believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality health and social care,  I am now using my skills at Healthwatch Norfolk, working on projects which contribute to improving the local provision.

Ollie George, Communications Officer

I have joined Healthwatch Norfolk from a background of working mainly in events and marketing. Recently I have also been involved in the telecare industry, establishing links between local hospitals and charities.

I have a degree in Media Production and enjoyed an early career in radio. In my spare time I love exploring Norfolk with my wife, son and cavapoo Bertie. 


Kath Edwards, Finance and Administration Officer

My role is to help the team with administration and finance, and help run Alex Stewart’s diary. I work with all departments and assist all my colleagues with their work. I have worked across East Anglia in various roles working in administration in both the public and private sector, and was also PA for the late Peter Wilson for the final years of his time at Norwich Theatre Royal.

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