Jonathan’s Voice Advisory Board Members

Dr Katy Allen
Katy is a medically qualified Public Health Consultant, with a particular interest in young people’s mental health. She worked in the NHS and local government for 32 years, leading work on needs assessments, engaging young people in development of mental health strategy and commissioning evidence-based services working to promote positive mental health. Now, in addition to working freelance on various projects, Katy feels privileged to be supporting Jonathan’s Voice and to be working with so many inspiring people.


Oscar Benito

Legal advisor at Gavi, the Vaccines Alliance. Oscar is a legal expert in international brand protection management with significant life sciences knowledge. Experience in private practice for 5 years in Spain and 17 years in-house in the UK at GlaxoSmithKline. Oscar is a Council member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) and leads its WIPO Liaison Committee, interacting with senior stakeholders at the UK IPO and WIPO to make the International Trade Mark Registration system more user-friendly. 


June Dent (Chair)
Mental health consultant to Jonathan’s Voice and chair of the Advisory Board.
June is an experienced clinical psychologist and cognitive behaviour therapist.  She worked for over thirty years in various NHS settings both as a therapist and as line manger, and was latterly Clinical Lead for Oxfordshire Adult and Older Adult Psychological Services.  Since then she has helped organisations adopt innovative digital technology to treat mental health problems as Director of Partnerships at Oxford VR Ltd and to promote positive mental health and wellbeing of staff as Director of Workplace Programme at Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.


Jonathan Foster
Jonathan is a trainee patent attorney at Appleyard Lees and Welfare Officer to the CIPA Informals (the trainee arm of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys). Jonathan aims to help tackle the specific issues that trainees sometimes face within the profession. More importantly, Jonathan hopes to be known as a friendly face, and an approachable ally, throughout the IP profession!


David Hammond
Senior UK and European patent attorney

David is a partner, and UK and European patent attorney at Haseltine Lake Kempner where Jonathan worked.  Since Jonathan’s death, David became a Mental Health First Aider, and a founding member of the firm’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Group, responsible for promoting internal and external initiatives to foster good mental health in colleagues.  David has supported Jonathan’s Voice since its beginnings, including speaking with Graham at the This Can Happen mental health conference in 2019, where they joined a panel discussion on suicide prevention and awareness.


Dr Alicia Instone
President Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
Alicia is a Chartered Patent Attorney, a European Patent Attorney and a Chartered UK Trade Mark Attorney. Alicia has also obtained the Intellectual Property Litigation and Advocacy Certificate at Nottingham Trent University which enables her to represent clients directly before the High Court. Alongside sitting on the Council for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys’ as President for 2021 and being an active member of their Trade Marks and Design & Copyright Committees, Alicia also sits on the Council of FICPI-UK as treasurer.


Graham Mccartney
Graham now works as an independent consultant in materials engineering. Prior to that he was a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham where he lectured to graduate and undergraduate students and supervised postgraduate research students. Since founding the charity he has been active in giving talks and webinars to many different workplace and community groups.


Helen Undy
CEO Money and Mental Health Policy Institute.
Helen previously led Mind’s policy and campaigns work on public mental health and social care as well as working for a number of different third sector organisations and in Parliament. Helen sits on the advisory group to the board of the Money and Pensions Service, the Government’s Financial Inclusion Policy Forum and the UK Finance Consumer Advisory Group. (she/her) @helen_undy


Peter Vaughan
Lecturer Nottingham Trent University School of Law, trade mark attorney (from 2021)


Tiago C. Zortea
Tiago C. Zortea, PhD, is a clinical psychologist (BR) and a postdoctoral researcher within the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He is a researcher at the Academic Advisory Group of the Scottish Government’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership group, co-chair of the Early Career Group of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), and co-founder of netECR – The International Network of Early Career Researchers in Suicide and Self-Harm. (he/him/his) https://twitter.com/zortea_tiago


We are very grateful to all the members of the Board who share their expertise and give their time voluntarily.

Consultants to Jonathan’s  Voice

 June Dent
June is the mental health consultant to the charity, advising on strategic planning and development. She also chairs the Advisory Board. June is an experienced clinical psychologist and cognitive behaviour therapist.  She worked for over thirty years in various NHS settings both as a therapist and as line manger, and was latterly Clinical Lead for Oxfordshire Adult and Older Adult Psychological Services.  Since then she has helped organisations adopt innovative digital technology to treat mental health problems as Director of Partnerships at Oxford VR Ltd and to promote positive mental health and wellbeing of staff as Director of Workplace Programme at Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.

Beth Aspinall
Beth Aspinall has worked with Jonathan’s Voice since 2020, looking after their Social Media. Beth has a background in marketing having worked with the digital ecommerce and events industries, and also consulted in the charity sector working with The Charlie Waller Trust on their digital transformation strategy. Having studied history at the University of Oxford, Beth is also a keen history buff and she loves going to the theatre.