Meet the team

Your Maggie’s Centre is staffed by friendly professionals who can help you find the support you need. Their expertise is freely available to you in one-to-one sessions, workshops or supportive groups. 

Read more about our team below – and find out who they are and how they can help. 

  • Claire Marriott

    Claire Marriott

    Centre Head
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  • Clare Trussler

    Clare Trussler

    Cancer Support Specialist
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  • Andrea Clare

    Andrea Clare

    Cancer Support Specialist
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Claire Marriott

Centre Head

I oversee the day-to-day running of the centre and make sure that we are delivering Maggie’s core programme of support within the Maggie’s framework. Before coming to Maggie’s,  I worked in academic psychological research, and after completing training in Clinical Psychology I held posts in HIV and Sexual Health, and Breast Cancer.

I have a firm belief that Maggie’s offers the gold standard of psychosocial care for people affected by cancer. I also love the amazing buildings, and never fail to be amazed and inspired by each Maggie’s centre that I visit, and feel so lucky to be able to work in such beautiful environments.

It is a privilege to be alongside people at the worst times of their life, and know that we can help, but also to see them access the best parts of themselves – amazing strength, resilience, kindness and care.

Each and every day we see what a difference our support can make to people’s lives.

Clare Trussler

Cancer Support Specialist

My role as a cancer support specialist is to give everyone a warm friendly welcome as they come through the door at Maggie’s and provide on-going support and access to help people through what can be the most difficult part of their life.

Before joining Maggie's I worked as a Therapeutic Radiographer in Oxford, spending the most recent two years specialising in Gynae Brachytherapy.

I am a people person and enjoy the interaction with people whether it’s the first hello or taking the time to listen to them for as long as they need.

I have always admired the work Maggie’s do having seen the effect Maggie’s has on people firsthand when I worked for the NHS. Maggie’s offers a warm welcoming place for people to go to help them feel less anxious or alone which is so important.

Andrea Clare

Cancer Support Specialist

As a Cancer Support Specialist, I’m here to be alongside those diagnosed with cancer, and their family and friends, giving unhurried time and space to hear their unique story.  I love working closely with people, helping them find what they need in order to live well each day.  This might be something like how to tell children about their condition, understand what chemotherapy might involve, or maybe learning a skill like stress management.

I’ve admired the work that Maggie’s does for many years and remember the unique atmosphere I encountered when visiting a Centre some time back. As a non-clinical environment, Maggie’s offers a real possibility of helping people heal and find space to be themselves. I’m delighted to work for Maggie’s Oxford with such a richly skilled team in the stunning treehouse.

  • Mary Mountford-Lister

    Mary Mountford-Lister

    Cancer Support Specialist
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  • Atif Kaudri

    Atif Kaudri

    Benefits Advisor
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  • Caroline Hockley

    Caroline Hockley

    Nutrition Advisor
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Mary Mountford-Lister

Cancer Support Specialist

My role as one of the three cancer support specialists at Maggie’s in Oxford is to meet visitors to the Centre, make sure that each person receives a warm welcome and has the opportunity to talk about their needs and concerns.

Maggie’s offers a varied programme of courses and activities for people affected by cancer and it’s great to have the opportunity to get to know visitors and help them find the aspects of Maggie’s programme that will be most helpful for them.

I’m delighted to be part of the team at Maggie’s and was drawn to work here by the sense that this is a place which creates an atmosphere in which visitors can relax and feel comfortable in discussing their thoughts, feelings and concerns. Everything we do here is driven by the needs of the people who use the Centre and it’s a privilege to be able to offer time and space for people affected by cancer to work through the things that are important to them.

Atif Kaudri

Benefits Advisor

My role as a benefits advisor involves providing tailored advice and information around all different types of benefit entitlement. I work with people with cancer, their relatives, carers or friends – helping them with claims and representing them at appeals. I can also help people apply for grants, as well as claim towards their hospital travel costs.

Being able to help people who may be in difficult circumstances is really rewarding. I feel that in my job, I can help give people the peace of mind to concentrate on their treatment. It is great to be able to do this within the warm and uplifting environment which the Maggie’s centre provides. 

Caroline Hockley

Nutrition Advisor

I work in Maggie’s Oxford, Maggie’s Cheltenham and Maggie’s Online and fulfil several roles including nutritional advice, cookery workshops and support for the carers course and the Where Now? course. In our Online Centre I write a weekly blog, offer consultations and answer queries.

The whole atmosphere of Maggie’s is so caring; I really enjoy every part of the job, working with some lovely individuals and meeting lots of people.

Maggie’s gives such a wide range of support for people with cancer and their families, giving them time and care, which certainly helps with their journey and which they couldn’t find anywhere else. It is quite unique.

  • Pip Dingle

    Pip Dingle

    Centre Fundraising Manager
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  • Anna Dominey

    Anna Dominey

    Fundraising Organiser
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Pip Dingle

Centre Fundraising Manager

My job is to raise the money and awareness needed to keep the doors of our fantastic Centre open. I support anyone who wants to fundraise for Maggie's Oxford, whether it's jumping out of a plane, holding a cake sale, choosing us as their Charity of the Year or donating their time to us through volunteering.

When you walk through the door at Maggie’s Oxford you’re hit by the warmth and support that the Centre and everyone involved provide – it’s an amazing place.

I feel very lucky to work with such inspirational fundraisers and volunteers who give up their time to do something incredible.

Anna Dominey

Fundraising Organiser

I support the Fundraising Manager in organising and publicising our diverse range of fundraising events, and processing all the donations that come in. If a supporter wants to put on their own event, I’ll be on hand to provide them with anything they need – from information to flyers to t-shirts! 

The best thing about my job is hearing about how much our visitors gain from the Centre. It’s also been very inspiring to witness the generosity of everyone who comes here – most visitors want to know how they can give something back and help others, and this selflessness and community spirit is so humbling.

Claire Marriott

Claire Marriott

Centre Head
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I oversee the day-to-day running of the centre and make sure that we are delivering Maggie’s core programme of support within the Maggie’s framework. Before coming to Maggie’s,  I worked in academic psychological research, and after completing training in Clinical Psychology I held posts in HIV and Sexual Health, and Breast Cancer.

I have a firm belief that Maggie’s offers the gold standard of psychosocial care for people affected by cancer. I also love the amazing buildings, and never fail to be amazed and inspired by each Maggie’s centre that I visit, and feel so lucky to be able to work in such beautiful environments.

It is a privilege to be alongside people at the worst times of their life, and know that we can help, but also to see them access the best parts of themselves – amazing strength, resilience, kindness and care.

Each and every day we see what a difference our support can make to people’s lives.

Clare Trussler

Clare Trussler

Cancer Support Specialist
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My role as a cancer support specialist is to give everyone a warm friendly welcome as they come through the door at Maggie’s and provide on-going support and access to help people through what can be the most difficult part of their life.

Before joining Maggie's I worked as a Therapeutic Radiographer in Oxford, spending the most recent two years specialising in Gynae Brachytherapy.

I am a people person and enjoy the interaction with people whether it’s the first hello or taking the time to listen to them for as long as they need.

I have always admired the work Maggie’s do having seen the effect Maggie’s has on people firsthand when I worked for the NHS. Maggie’s offers a warm welcoming place for people to go to help them feel less anxious or alone which is so important.

Andrea Clare

Andrea Clare

Cancer Support Specialist
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As a Cancer Support Specialist, I’m here to be alongside those diagnosed with cancer, and their family and friends, giving unhurried time and space to hear their unique story.  I love working closely with people, helping them find what they need in order to live well each day.  This might be something like how to tell children about their condition, understand what chemotherapy might involve, or maybe learning a skill like stress management.

I’ve admired the work that Maggie’s does for many years and remember the unique atmosphere I encountered when visiting a Centre some time back. As a non-clinical environment, Maggie’s offers a real possibility of helping people heal and find space to be themselves. I’m delighted to work for Maggie’s Oxford with such a richly skilled team in the stunning treehouse.

Mary Mountford-Lister

Mary Mountford-Lister

Cancer Support Specialist
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My role as one of the three cancer support specialists at Maggie’s in Oxford is to meet visitors to the Centre, make sure that each person receives a warm welcome and has the opportunity to talk about their needs and concerns.

Maggie’s offers a varied programme of courses and activities for people affected by cancer and it’s great to have the opportunity to get to know visitors and help them find the aspects of Maggie’s programme that will be most helpful for them.

I’m delighted to be part of the team at Maggie’s and was drawn to work here by the sense that this is a place which creates an atmosphere in which visitors can relax and feel comfortable in discussing their thoughts, feelings and concerns. Everything we do here is driven by the needs of the people who use the Centre and it’s a privilege to be able to offer time and space for people affected by cancer to work through the things that are important to them.

Atif Kaudri

Atif Kaudri

Benefits Advisor
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My role as a benefits advisor involves providing tailored advice and information around all different types of benefit entitlement. I work with people with cancer, their relatives, carers or friends – helping them with claims and representing them at appeals. I can also help people apply for grants, as well as claim towards their hospital travel costs.

Being able to help people who may be in difficult circumstances is really rewarding. I feel that in my job, I can help give people the peace of mind to concentrate on their treatment. It is great to be able to do this within the warm and uplifting environment which the Maggie’s centre provides. 

Caroline Hockley

Caroline Hockley

Nutrition Advisor
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I work in Maggie’s Oxford, Maggie’s Cheltenham and Maggie’s Online and fulfil several roles including nutritional advice, cookery workshops and support for the carers course and the Where Now? course. In our Online Centre I write a weekly blog, offer consultations and answer queries.

The whole atmosphere of Maggie’s is so caring; I really enjoy every part of the job, working with some lovely individuals and meeting lots of people.

Maggie’s gives such a wide range of support for people with cancer and their families, giving them time and care, which certainly helps with their journey and which they couldn’t find anywhere else. It is quite unique.

Pip Dingle

Pip Dingle

Centre Fundraising Manager
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My job is to raise the money and awareness needed to keep the doors of our fantastic Centre open. I support anyone who wants to fundraise for Maggie's Oxford, whether it's jumping out of a plane, holding a cake sale, choosing us as their Charity of the Year or donating their time to us through volunteering.

When you walk through the door at Maggie’s Oxford you’re hit by the warmth and support that the Centre and everyone involved provide – it’s an amazing place.

I feel very lucky to work with such inspirational fundraisers and volunteers who give up their time to do something incredible.

Anna Dominey

Anna Dominey

Fundraising Organiser
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I support the Fundraising Manager in organising and publicising our diverse range of fundraising events, and processing all the donations that come in. If a supporter wants to put on their own event, I’ll be on hand to provide them with anything they need – from information to flyers to t-shirts! 

The best thing about my job is hearing about how much our visitors gain from the Centre. It’s also been very inspiring to witness the generosity of everyone who comes here – most visitors want to know how they can give something back and help others, and this selflessness and community spirit is so humbling.