Investing in the futures of our children

01274 723146

Meet the team

Meet the Better Start Bradford family

Meet our Better Start Bradford ‘core’ team below. You can also find out about:

Contact Better Start Bradford

Our main number is 01274 723146.
You can also get in touch by emailing us, or using our contact form.

Our team:

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Michaela Howell

Programme Director

Email Michaela Howell

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Gill Thornton

Head of Programme

Email Gill Thornton

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Shaista Ahmed

Finance Manager

Email Shaista Ahmed

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Zahra Niazi

Programme Coordinator

Email Zahra Niazi

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Jill Duffy

Implementation Manager

Email Jill Duffy

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Fareeaa Moughal

Administrator (admin & finance)

Email Fareeaa Moughal

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Guy Dove

Administrator (governance)

Email Guy Dove

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Jo Bird

Currently on maternity leave

Email Jo Bird

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Zakra Yasin

Workforce Coordinator

Email Zakra Yasin

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Johanna Mawson

Better Place Capital Project Manager

Email Johanna Mawson

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Michelle Thompson

Communications and Engagement Manager

Email Michelle Thompson

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Grainne Slavin

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Email Grainne Slavin

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Richard Scholes

SystmOne Product Specialist

Email Richard Scholes

Our family and community engagement team:

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Humera Khan

Barkerend & Undercliffe

Email Humera Khan

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Abida Rafiq

Bradford Moor & West Bowling

Email Abida Rafiq

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Sally Teasdale

BD4 & Little Horton

Email Sally Teasdale

Our programme facilitators:

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Ian Thorpe

'Babies and bonding' projects

Email Ian Thorpe

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Heather Fawcett-Jones

'Eat, live, love' projects

Email Heather Fawcett-Jones

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Nicola Hancock

'Loving language' projects

Email Nicola Hancock

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Fiona Saville

'Bump start your baby' projects

Email Fiona Saville

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Riffat Nasser

Currently on maternity leave

Email Riffat Nasser

Our specialists:

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Jo Howes

Programme Change Manager

Email Jo Howes

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Helen Hall

Early Years Specialist

Email Helen Hall

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Rachel Wild

Specialist Midwife

Email Rachel Wild

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Alison Brown

Specialist Midwife

Email Alison Brown

Our partners

Better Start Bradford is a partnership programme, so our core team works closely with our board and delivery partners.

Find out more about our partners