TRUSTEES

JESSICA DOUTHWAITE, EDUCATION PROGRAMMES MANAGER AT THE CREATIVE EDUCATION TRUST

 

For over a decade Jessica has worked in diverse educational settings, from schools in Japan to universities in the UK and the Royal Society’s education policy committee. In April 2018, Jessica was awarded a doctorate in History for her PhD thesis titled ‘Voices of the Cold War in Britain, 1945-1962’, funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Partnership at the Imperial War Museum and University of Strathclyde. Her project incorporated 48 original oral history interviews and wide-ranging archival research. This spurred her interest in joining Eastside in 2014.


LAWRENCE PONTIN, ARCHEOLOGIST

 

A professional archeologist for 25 years, Lawrence worked for English Heritage in the 1990's advising on the impact of the development for the LDDC, the London borough of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking and dagenham, Redbridge, Havering and Waltham Forest. He also advised government agencies on the impact of the Channel Tunnel Rail Line, Jubilee Line extension. 


DAVE GREEN, DIRECTOR OF THE FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE MUSEUM

 

A trustee since September 2017, Dave brings 20 years experience working in museums and the heritage charity sector, initially in learning, visitor engagement and marketing roles, before progression to senior management. He has been involved with venues such as Nottingham Castle, the Old Royal Naval College Greenwich and The Natural History Museum. Dave is interested in local history projects and those which support civic pride, regeneration, place-making and skills development. A Beckton resident, Dave is also a trustee at the SS Robin Trust. 


ROSAMUND WEST, DOCUMENTATION OFFICER AT THE HORNIMAN MUSEUM

 

Rosamund is a museum professional and architectural historian, with a keen interest in the history of East London. Having worked in several museums, in collections-based roles, she works as Documentation Officer at the Horniman Museum in South London. Rosamund is currently doing her PhD at Kingston University on the housing, community and public art policies of the post-war London County Council, from 1943 to 1965. Rosamund is interested in community engagement both through her PhD and through her work as an architectural tour guide. 


UZMA, GRANTS ADMINISTRATOR AT THE PEOPLE'S HEALTH TRUST

 

Uzma has a BA in Social and Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Since graduating, she has worked in the heritage sector, with a focus on oral history. She is currently responsible for the administration of grant applications as well as supporting the Grant Programmes team at the People's Health Trust. Before this, she worked at Heritage Lottery Fund, gaining experience in project monitoring and administration. Uzma enjoys travelling, reading and photography, and she is happiest when combining the three.