Team Tom

Team Tom


Andrew Whiteley

Andrew is Tom’s Dad and co-founder of Tom’s Trust. He is MD of a Wealth Management business and takes a particular interest in the financial aspects of the charity as well as an active part in challenges.

Deborah Whiteley

Deborah is Tom’s Mum and co-founder of Tom’s Trust. She worked for 14 years in the oil industry co-ordinating shipping logistics and runs the charity on a day to day basis.

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Helen Fernandes

Helen Fernandes was appointed as Consultant Neurosurgeon at the internationally renowned Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in 2002, the first female surgeon to be appointed there. She specialises in the treatment of both adult and paediatric patients with brain and spinal problems. Until recently, Helen chaired the UK branch of Women in Surgery, which is part of the Royal College of Surgeons, and in 2011 she was one of four Addenbrooke’s experts named in The Times directory of top surgeons.


Liz Barker

Former Blue Peter presenter, Liz Barker, has become an Ambassador for Tom’s Trust.  Liz has a wealth of experience in the media and now hosts a show on Cambridge’s 105 Radio Station.

Dr Peter Gough
Chair of Trustees

Peter is a Family Doctor and feels privileged to have looked after Tom and his family and to be part of Tom’s medical team during his illness. Peter sat on the board of Trustees for ACT for ten years.

Dr Alastair Gray

Alastair is a Senior Clinical Psychologist working in the Cambridge area both privately and for the NHS. Building on his research experience, his specialist area is neuropsychology. He is also the manager of the NHS Huntingdon and Cambridge Memory Services.

Sarah Archibald
Clinical Psychology Team

Sarah’s role in the Clinical Psychology team is to offer emotional support to children, young people and their families. Support can be offered one to one as well as with the family. She also offers neuropsychological assessments to children and young people to investigate any changes with their cognitions, such as memory, attention and concentration. Sarah has experience in setting up and running therapeutic groups and this is something which she plans to do as part of her role.

Anna Jones
Clinical Psychology Team

Anna’s previous experience has involved working with children and young people in a number of settings: first as a primary school teacher, then as an assistant psychologist in a CAMHS early intervention service, and most recently, she has been working on research projects that aimed to better understand deaf children’s emotional, cognitive and language development.

Dr Angela Kirby
Clinical Psychology Team

Dr Angela Kirby has worked as a Clinical Psychologist since 1997. She trained in Leicester and then UCL. She has worked in Paediatrics for 15 years, prior to that she worked in CAMHS. She has worked in paediatric Oncology and Haematology for 6 years. Her specialist interests are Paediatric Neuropsychology and systemic family therapy.

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