Registered Charity 1114353

Number 30, The Coach House, 2, Upper York Street, Bristol, BS2 8QN

Bobby Lloyd, CEO - Visual artist and art therapist, programme lead in Northern France. Bobby brings particular expertise in visual art and art therapy, spanning over two decades within contexts of political conflict and displacement. Bobby is also a clinical supervisor, writer and lecturer. 

Sarah Robinson - art therapist and Bristol lead. Sarah also provides essential project and website support for the charity. From 2011-12 Sarah worked for the charity in Nepal and India.

Naomi Press - visual artist and art therapist, core team member, Northern France. Naomi is also a clinical supervisor and lecturer, and has worked for the charity in Nepal.

Anna Kälin - visual artist, art therapist, and team member, Northern France and Bristol. Anna is also a child psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.

Miriam Usiskin - art therapist, core team member, Northern France. Miriam is also a senior lecturer at Hertfordshire University, MA Art Psychotherapy and clinical supervisor.

Amy Wilson - art therapist, photographer and team member, Bristol.

Tony Gammidge - art therapist, film maker/animation and team member, Northern France.

Jayne McConkey - art therapist and team member, northern France. Jayne has worked for the charity in Nepal. 

Jess Linton - visual artist, art therapist and team member, Northern France. Jess has worked for the charity in Nepal.

Emily Hollingsbee - art therapist, artist and team member. Co-facilitated art therapy group for unaccompanied minors in London. Emily has also worked in a refugee camp on mainland Greece and in Calais.

Katie Miller - visual artist, art therapist and team member. Co-facilitated our art therapy group for unaccompanied minors in London . Katie has worked in refugee camps in Mainland Greece and Calais.

Prof. RAVI KOHLI - Chair of Trustees

Ravi is a Professor of Child Welfare at University of Bedfordshire and is interested in what becomes of young people who seek asylum in richer countries and how they adapt throughout their migration and resettlement.  

Dr. CHRIS WOOD - Trustee

Chris leads the Northern Programme of Art Therapy in Sheffield. Chris has a particular interest of working within the contexts of political upheaval and social hardship. 


Polly  is a practicing artist, art therapist and counsellor with extensive experience in self-advocacy and development work for the NHS.


Dan has a wealth of experience in fundraising for international non-governmental organisations and advises on our fundraising strategy.


Kathryn is an immigration, asylum, nationality, children's and family lawyer at Garden Court Chambers. She brings particular expertise in working with unaccompanied minors.

Our past staff and volunteers

Art Refuge UK would also like to pay tribute to Frances Fox- founder of Art Refuge UK, once chair, Tibetan cultural advisee, creative therapist and Ama (Tibetan for 'mother'). Frances worked intensively with Karen Littleton in her roles as both Trustee and Secretary to set Art Refuge UK in to motion. 

The Art Refuge UK community goes right back to 2006 and has made an invaluable and long lasting contribution through the skills and dedication of both its volunteers and a small number of paid staff. Art Refuge UK has evolved in a relevant and responsive way through the generosity of spirit of its team; it's time, energy, skills, fundraising events and dedication of all of those who have contributed and we attempt to name just a few from recent years below. If you have volunteered for Art Refuge UK in the past and would like your name added to this page, please contact us, as we would be delighted to add you. 

Fawzia Afifi, art therapist in Calais | Francesca Orlandi, art therapist Bristol | Nina Tara, artist | Miriam Nabarro, artist | Sophie Martin, artist | Louise Smurthwaite, artist | Sian Samuel, artist | Clare Twomey, artist | Youdon, teacher Nepal | Tsering, teacher India | Lhakpa, teacher India | Tenzin, teacher Nepal | Seth Wolpin, fundraiser |  Dawn Boulton, art therapist Nepal and India | Sophia Cowx, fundraiser | Luke Carter, artist Bristol |  Anna Rootes, art therapist Nepal | Jade Eastley, art therapist Nepal | Sara Simon, artist | Diana Collins, art therapist Nepal |