Mark James CEO
Mark was part of the founding team who conceived and established PMF, becoming its first Chairman in 2011. He is a practicing consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In 2003, as chairman of the SAFE Study group, he was actively involved in providing the evidence that supported the benefit of training locally and together.

Mark has been actively involved in the teaching and development of obstetric emergency training in the UK and worldwide.

Prof. Tim Draycott Academic Lead





Tim Draycott, MD, BSc, MBBS, FRCOG, is a Consultant at Southmead Hospital and the University of Bristol.

Professor Draycott trained in London and the south west of England with valuable time spent working in France, Sweden and South Africa. He has been a Consultant Obstetrician at Southmead Hospital since 2002 and a Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow since 2012. 

Over the last 14 years Tim has led the development of a new academic department in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at North Bristol that is now recognised as a world leading intrapartum and safety research centre.

Tim’s programme of simulation research has been recognised by prizes from NHS Innovations, NICE, and the BMJ. Tim was also awarded Hospital Doctor of the Year for his intrapartum emergencies work; he has been recognised as a NHS Hero, and he was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Excellence in Education by the Queen.

Tim is the senior clinical advisor to NHS Resolution in the UK, and until the end of December 2022 was a Vice-President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Cathy Winter Lead Midwife




Cathy is the lead midwife for the PROMPT Maternity Foundation (PMF). As one of the founder members of PMF, she works with a multi-professional core team to distribute the PROMPT T3 (Train the Trainers) programmes in the UK and around the world. In addition, she coordinates the development and production of the suite of PROMPT training packages.

Cathy also supports PMF’s research portfolio, which aims to influence clinical practice by making available evidence and tools to make it easier for maternity staff to provide the best care for mothers and their babies.

In 2017 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of the West of England for her contributions to maternity services nationally and internationally.

In 2022 Cathy was awarded honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Neil Muchatuta PMF Trustee and Anaesthetic Lead





Neil is the Anaesthetic Lead for PROMPT. He is a consultant anaesthetist at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston, with a specialist interest in obstetrics. He graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London in 1998, and undertook his anaesthetic training in Bristol, with a research fellowship under Professor Michael Paech in Perth, Australia. His publications cover obstetric analgesia and analgesia, and obstetric emergency management and training.

Neil holds a master’s degree in public and global health from the University of Manchester, and organises anaesthetic and multi-professional obstetric courses in low resource settings, working alongside Mercy Ships and the Association of Anaesthetists. He has run several national and international courses on anaesthetic and obstetric anaesthetic topics. He also has an interest in expedition medicine, having supported treks in Patagonia, Sahara, Everest Base Camp and others. 
Sharan Athwal PMF Obstetrician

Sharan is a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with a specialist interest in patient safety, human factors and medical education.

Sharan has been running local PROMPT days in the Southwest region including the multi-professional update days at her local trusts, Undergraduate PROMPT, Train the Trainers courses and is part of the multi-professional team that teaches on the Pre-Hospital PROMPT days.

Siân Harrington PMF Midwife

Siân is a senior midwife who in addition to her clinical roles has worked as a Lead Research Midwife, Lead Practice Development Midwife and Midwifery lecturer.

Having previously co-led the delivery of PROMPT days at her local trust, Siân is now part of the multi-professional team involved in the development and support for the PROMPT resources within the UK and internationally.

Katherine Lattey PMF Obstetrician and Research Fellow

Katherine is a clinical fellow and works as a registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology in Bristol. Katherine has an interest in medical education and is studying for a postgraduate diploma in management and leadership in healthcare. Katherine delivers PROMPT local training as well as international training in assisted vaginal birth.

Chloë de Souza

PMF Obstetrician and Research Fellow

Chloë is a PROMPT maternity research fellow and works clinically as a registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology in the Severn region. She has a keen interest in medical education and healthcare leadership. Chloë delivers local PROMPT training as well as being part of the multi-professional team involved in the development of PROMPT resources within the UK and internationally.

Karly Hunter PMF Lead Administrator


Karly is a PMF Administrator working with the charity since January 2018. Karly has many years of PA, administration and project support experience.  She was also previously a trustee on the board of a Bristol perinatal mental health charity and has a keen interest in maternal health.

Joanne Sirett PMF Administrator

Joanne has worked within the NHS since 2014, starting as an admin assistance, obstetric medical secretary and was then seconded to the PROMPT team as an administrator.

Joanne works closely with Karly and Claire to provide an excellent support to the clinical team to enable them to deliver the PROMPT training and undertake research.


Claire Houselander PMF Administrator


Claire joined the team in June 2022 and works closely with Karly and Jo, providing support to the team including the development of new and existing training resources.

Jane Davis Finance Director


Jane trained as a Chartered Accountant at PWC before working as Finance Director to companies in construction, a legal practice and in the pensions sector. Jane moved into the charity sector in 2013 and currently supports both PROMPT and the Avon Wildlife Trust.

Jonathon Roberts PMF Consultant

Jon works with PMF in a consultative role, giving advice on the positioning, marketing and brand identity of the charity and the PROMPT brand. Jon’s background is neither academic nor medical, he has however over 24 years’ experience in strategic brand management, having worked for Tesco and Diageo.

Jon joined PMF as a trustee in 2013, and is working with the corporate world to build awareness and ultimately support for PROMPT.