Dr Barbara Baker BSc, PhD – Senior Research Fellow

Dr Barbara Baker graduated with a 1st Class BSc Honours degree in Biochemistry in 1977, and was awarded a PhD in Biochemistry/Microbiology in 1981. Barbara was a Lecturer at Imperial College, London for ten years, heading a small research group investigating the immunopathogenesis of psoriasis. After almost 23 years of research in the field of Immunodermatology, she has published 70 papers and written three books on the subject, two of which she has self-published. Barbara joined The Haven as Senior Research Fellow in April 2006. Barbara’s main interest is to understand, from an immunological perspective, the mechanisms involved in the improvement of the quality of life of women with breast cancer when complementary therapies are integrated with standard medical treatment. Barbara held the title of Visiting Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Healthcare, Faculty of Medicine and Health has been conferred at the University of Leeds for a period of two years from March 2008 to 2010.


Helen Read - Individual Giving & Legacy Senior Fundraiser

Helen joined Breast Cancer Haven in January 2018 having worked in the charity sector for more than 7 years. She loves talking to supporters and sharing how their donations make a difference. Helen specialises in gifts in Wills, so if you have any questions about your Will or how you can leave a gift for future generations of women with breast cancer then do get in touch, she’d be delighted to hear from you.



Amy Littleton - Relationships Manager

Amy brings experience of working in charity fundraising and CSR management to her role as Relationships Manager at Breast Cancer Haven. Outside of work, her interests involve playing roller derby and drawing.




Rosie Houghton - Corporate Relationships Manager

Rosie joined Breast Cancer Haven in June 2017 as Corporate Relationships Manager. She previously worked as Senior Marketing & Events Executive at Jeans for Genes Day and prior to this spent four years working in the Midlands for The Myton Hospices as their Corporate Fundraiser. Outside of work, Rosie enjoys holidays in the sun and walking her 4 dogs!




Craig Simmonds - Communications Officer

Shortly after graduating from university in May 2015, Craig joined the charity sector as a marketing intern for Orpheus specialist college for disabled people. Integrating experience from this internship and skills developed on his photojournalism degree, Craig joined Breast Cancer Haven as Communications Officer in August 2016.




Carmen Loftus - Senior HR Advisor

Carmen has been with Breast Cancer Haven since November 2013. Her background is in the non-profit sector, having worked at British Red Cross and St Christopher's Fellowship.




Charlie O'Doherty, Trusts and Foundations Manager

Charlie joined Breast Cancer Haven in 2015. He began his career supporting young people with mental health and substance abuse needs at West London YMCA. He possesses a wide range of income sources experience including the Home Office, Connexions, Big Lottery, Comic Relief and the Department of Health. Previously he worked with the NSPCC, Mind and in overseas development with Excellent Development. He is a graduate in English Literature from the University of London. When not at work he’s kept busy with his wife and three daughters, and also a member of the Institute of English’s James Joyce Reading Group.