Meet the team

Our small staff team is made up of dedicated 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 October 2012.

Prior to this role, she worked for various social justice and health charities, in advocacy roles and project management roles including setting up new services and  developing existing services.

Louise is passionate about providing excellent support services for those affected by endometriois.



Lynne O'Brien

Support Network Officer 

Lynne joined Endometriosis UK in November 2017. Her background is in genetics and molecular biology. She has worked as a research scientist and as a data manager on a large cancer   research study. More recently she has been involved with a number of voluntary and community projects where she lives.


Lynne enjoys volunteering and working with volunteers and this is what brought her to Endometriosis UK



Heidi Yule

Fundraising Manager

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.




Faye Farthing

Communications and Campaigns Manager

Faye joined Endometriosis UK in January 2019 as the Communications & Campaigns Manager.

Faye is passionate about making a positive difference through lobbying, and looks forward to getting endometriosis at the forefront of the media & political agenda. 



Shuhana Zareen

Administration Officer

Shuhana graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a BSc in Psychology, supporting the work at Mind as a volunteer before joining the team at Endometriosis UK in June 2019.

Shuhana is dedicated to helping us with our mission to raise awareness and understanding of endometriosis by working closely with our fundraisers.  




Carol Pearson 

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.