Meet the Team

Katie Rogers

I joined StreetDoctors in September 2018 as part of the Charityworks graduate programme after having graduated with a BA Hons in Geography earlier in the year. I was motivated to apply for the role at StreetDoctors after being shocked to learn that there was an increase of knife crime offences of 21% in 2017 across the UK and that some young people truly believe that there is a ‘safe place’ on the body to stab someone. It is a privilege to work for such an important and valuable organisation.

Rosie Gosling

I became part of StreetDoctors during my second year at Cardiff University. I’ve really enjoyed meeting and teaching the young people in our local community, outside the student bubble. As a new team, it’s encouraging to see how much we’ve already done, and I’m excited to see what this year will bring!

Below: Ananth and Rosie – Joint Cardiff team leaders

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones is currently Head of Service for Cheshire Youth Justice Services, an area comprising over 900 square miles with a population of 1.1 million and consisting of four different local authority areas. He has a background in probation and housing and served as Chair of the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM Ltd) from 2012 – 2016 and is still an active Board member. He is also a Board member of Peer Power, a charity which promotes the voices of young people in the care and Youth Justice systems.

Katie Aston

Shareef Mahdi

I have been a volunteer with StreetDoctors East London since 2016. After seeing the scale of youth violence at my local Major Trauma Centre, I was motivated to join StreetDoctors and try and make a small difference. Whilst I love working with young people, I am also a big fan of research and helping the charity get bigger! That is why I am working with the Central Support Team for 3 months as the Expansion Officer, researching violence trends in the UK and implementing our expansion strategy to teach more and more young people! This year, we are excited to welcome nursing and paramedic students into the StreetDoctors volunteer family to help us boost our reach!

Sid Mao

I first joined Streetdoctors in 2015 as a part of the first South West London team and this year, I decided to take on the role of Team Leader. Since I first started, I have always believed that Streetdoctors can change a young person’s life by helping them think positively about themselves, their future and their community. I particularly enjoy the discussions we have during the sessions as I believe it is at these moments in which we can really help the young people change their attitudes towards street violence. I am also always amazed at the huge amount of positivity, confidence and potential the young people show at the end of each session through learning first aid. I am excited to see what the future holds for Streetdoctors and the South West London team!

Guenna Forbes

I am a medical student currently studying at the University of Manchester in my 5th year. I joined StreetDoctors in 2014 and haven’t looked back since. I originally joined to add a medical society to my university check list but quickly realised that it was going to be much more to me than that. This year I am excited to be in the role of team leader in Manchester. In StreetDoctors you can’t help but be inspired, motivated and enriched by the experiences you receive in teaching young people and meeting like-minded individuals all working for the same cause.

Francesca Leone

I joined StreetDoctors in 2015, when the Leicester Team was set up. Growing up my area was a pretty violent environment, and youth violence was never far from the local news headlines. I got involved not just to teach, something I love doing, but to be in an organisation that believes in the potential of young people: first aid not just being practical, but confidence building.

Ilaf Moslawy

I first got involved with StreetDoctors in 2015 when the new team was created in Southampton. It was a general recruitment email that got me interested. I thought it sounded cool and imagined myself searching the streets to save people. The reality of it differs, of course, but hasn’t disappointed me at all. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to teach young people such vital skills and to be able to address violence indirectly on a local level in my own communities, both Southampton and London

Sara Howells

I joined Streetdoctors at the end of first year to get more involved in Sheffield’s local community. 3 months in I was hooked by all the incredible people involved and their enthusiasm to change the lives of young people.

I have learnt so much over the last 18 months mostly from the amazing team I am surrounded by. Streetdoctors is an invaluable platform to teach members of the community. I cannot wait to see where Streetdoctors is in the next few years.