We have a range of spokespeople available for media interviews.

Some are experienced broadcasters with extensive national TV and radio experience, able to talk in detail about specific areas of interest e.g. perinatal mental health, maternity services or antenatal education.

Please contact the Press Office to set up an interview on: 020 8752 2404 or out-of-hours:  07722 839 428 (This number is for journalists and members of the press only).

Or you can email: press@nct.org.uk  and a press officer will get back to you promptly.

Our spokespeople

Angela McConville

Angela McConville, Chief Executive

Angela joined NCT in January 2020. She is a proven charity leader, having fulfilled a number of significant Chief Executive and trustee roles over the last 15 years.  She is passionately committed to community-building, education and helping communities to thrive.

Angela holds an MSc from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from Henley Business School.  Born in Northern Ireland, she has lived with her family in London and Oxfordshire since 2000.

 

Sarah McMullen, Head of Knowledge

Sarah McMullen, Director of Impact and Engagement

Sarah is NCT’s Director of Impact and Engagement, with responsibility for volunteering, grant-funded and commissioned projects, and research and policy work. She can cover subjects including physical and mental health, and experiences of pregnancy, birth, feeding and early parenthood.

She joined NCT in 2014 and has over 20 years’ experience working in research, service development and communications relating to pregnancy and early life. Sarah has a particular interest in physical and mental health, and strengthening support services for expectant and new parents. She lives in Nottingham with her partner and twin daughters.

 

Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser

Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser

Elizabeth is NCT’s Senior Policy Adviser and can discuss subjects including maternity services, midwifery and birthplace settings (home, midwife-led units, hospital).

She has previously worked with both the Royal College of Midwives and the International Confederation of Midwives in communications and policy. In her present post, she has represented NCT on national maternity reviews in both England and Scotland.

 

Agnes Hann, Research and Evaluation Manager

Agnes Hann, Research and Evaluation Manager

Agnes is NCT’s Research & Evaluation manager and can discuss mental health, vulnerable groups (including young parents, single parents) and research findings.

She joined NCT in 2017 and has worked in social research for over ten years. She worked in mental health research at the McPin Foundation and completed a PhD in Anthropology, with a focus on gender and economy, at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

Val Willcox, Practice Manager, Antenatal teacher

Val Willcox, Practice Manager, Antenatal teacher

Val is NCT's Practice Manager and an NCT antenatal teacher and can cover subjects including antenatal classes, labour and birth, early parenting and infant feeding.

She joined her local NCT branch in 2001 and ran its Nearly New Sales for several years. She qualified as an Antenatal Teacher in 2008 and has since taught in the Basildon, Billericay & Wickford areas. She joined head office as Antenatal Coordinator in 2013 became Practice Manager in 2016. She lives in Essex with her husband, two children, two cats and a dog.

 

Jane Moffett

Jane Moffett, Breastfeeding Counsellor

Jane is an NCT breastfeeding counsellor and can discuss subjects including infant feeding, new parents' mental health and returning to work after a parental break.

She joined NCT in 1995, qualified as a breastfeeding counsellor in 1998, and has since facilitated hundreds of antenatal breastfeeding classes and supported thousands of new parents with infant feeding in her local area of Winchester.

As well as working for NCT, she is a regular contributor to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy journal ‘Workplace’, writing on a series of subjects including perinatal mental health and the needs of new fathers.

Jane is also a coach, specialising in supporting parents – and their managers – in the transition back to work after parental leave.

 

Fran Bailey

Fran Bailey, Practitioner and Breastfeeding Counsellor

Fran is an experienced NCT breastfeeding counsellor who joined the charity in 2003. She is also an NCT specialist practitioner who has delivered antenatal and postnatal education and supported numerous new parents with feeding their babies.

Fran has done voluntary work for NCT in its Trafford, Cambridge and Leeds branches. She also helped the charity set up a postnatal drop-in for refugee and asylum seeking women in Leeds.

Fran lives in Yorkshire with her husband and children.

 

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