Meet the team

Our small staff team is made up of dedicated part time staff, working with and complementing our UK wide volunteer network.


Emma Cox

Chief Executive Officer

Emma C joined Endometriosis UK in February 2016.

Emma’s background is as strategic change management specialist with over 20 years’ experience gained working in volunteering, membership organisations including Diabetes UK, NUS and the Chartered Quality Institute.

Emma has an MSc in Organisational Behaviour and an MBA. 


Emma Tegala

Support Network Manager (job share)

Emma T has been involved with Endometriosis UK since 2009, and joined the staff team in 2011.

After graduating from Nottingham Trent University, she worked in teaching, education and training, before moving into the charity sector via a role in the volunteering department at St John Ambulance. 

Emma is committed to developments in women’s health and is passionate about empowering women with endometriosis through Endometriosis UK’s range of support services. 


Louise Peim

Support Network Manager (job share)

Louise joined Endometriosis UK in 2014. Since graduating in 2004, Louise has held various roles in social justice and health based charities. She has experience in service development, advocacy, and volunteer recruitment, training and coordination. 

Louise wants to ensure that Endometriosis UK's volunteer-led support services are continually developing and improving to meet the needs of anyone affected by endometriosis.


Amina Ispahani

Support Network Officer 

Amina is currently completing a Master’s degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton and started at Endometriosis UK in February 2015. 

Her last role before returning to studies was in charity sector recruitment. She has previously worked and volunteered in various charities, both in the UK and internationally. Having started her career as a face-to-face fundraiser in 2008, she has always had a passion for the sector.


Heidi Yule

Fundraising Officer

Heidi joined the Endometriosis UK team as our Fundraising Officer in June 2016 and has experience working in the creative and business sectors. 

Heidi also has an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Heidi’s passion for women’s issues and equality attracted her to working for endometriosis UK.




Carol Pearson 

Patient Leader

Carol is a retired chartered accountant. When her full-time career was cut short by complications from severe endometriosis, she had to re-create herself and she now works as an audit chair for NHS Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group. Carol helps as a research assistant at Royal Surrey County Hospital and is co-leader of endometriosis support groups in Brighton and Guildford. 

She joined the Board of Trustees in 2008 and has been involved in many aspects of work at Endometriosis UK, from pink pants fundraising challenges to writing leaflets and helping with campaigns. She is passionate about helping those women worst affected by this disease - to that end, she shared her story at TEDxBrighton in 2013: ‘Rewriting Red Riding Hood’ in the hope that one day, our legacy would be greater awareness and better understanding of endometriosis and its many far reaching impacts.

Follow Carol at Twitter: @Carol_J_Pearson

Watch Carol's TEDxBrighton Talk.