Team

David Webb
Chair
David is an IT Director by background and now runs his own consultancy company. He also runs a social group for LGBT+ people in the Cambridgeshire area using the meetup website. The group meets most weeks for meals, drinks, coffees and other fun events.
Adam Olivant
Trustee
Adam works at Anglia Ruskin University as a Support Analyst within IT Service’s Customer Support Team. Adam is also the Network Lead for the LGBT Staff Network. Adam also supports his local Royal Air Force Air Cadet Squadron and is Treasurer at a local Social Club in Newmarket. Adam has interest in supporting individuals to be who they want to be by the use of coaching and mentoring. Adam was also the Young Person of the Year for Cambridgeshire in 2014 for learning from being bullied how to support others.
Catherine Meads
Trustee
Catherine has been conducting research into lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health since 1992, an area of profound health issues but little research or use of evidence to drive public health policy. Her work includes several publications, lectures to undergraduate medical students, an eLearning package for GPs and being on conference steering committees. One systematic review was used to obtain funding for an LGBT health centre in Birmingham. Recently she completed a best evidence review for Public Health England on healthcare experiences and health of UK sexual minority women.
Paulina Palmer
Trustee
Is a lecturer for the Gender Studies MA at Birkbeck College, University of London. Paulina also writes and publishes work in the field of lesbian/queer fiction and theory. She helped run the Cambridge Lesbian Helpline from 1979 until 2003. She is a member of Sister Act, the Cambridge-based lesbian/bisexual social organisation. She also runs a workshop on Queer Literature and Film in Cambridge during LGBT History Month.
Molly Byrne
Project Officer
Molly recently graduated from the University of Cambridge where her Masters' research focused on the capacity of Tanzanian rap music to promote health communication about HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining Encompass, Molly organised a Women's Speaker Series which incorporated many key LGBT themes, such as the impact of gay and lesbian parenting on child development. Molly also enjoys any forms of musical theatre.

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