Who We Are

TEDct is run entirely by volunteers.

About half of our volunteers are medical professionals from endocrinologists, to oculo-plastic surgeons, ophthalmic surgeons, and research scientists. The rest of our volunteers are people whose lives have been affected by TED, both directly and indirectly.


The TEDct Committee Members

Rebecca Ford

Committee Chair

Rebecca is a consultant oculoplastic surgeon in Bristol, where she runs a specialist TED clinic. Rebecca is passionate about medical education, and is also Chair of the Education Committee at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. She has been involved with TEDct since 2014.

Rebecca Ford
Rebecca Ford
MA, MEd, BMBCh, MRCP, MRCSEd, FRCOphth

Tony Davies

Committee Member

Tony is the Honorary Treasurer of TEDct. He graduated in mathematics from Cambridge University, and spent his career in research and management consultancy.  He is the MD of a financial advisory firm.  He uses his free time to provide assistance to charities and voluntary organisations.

Tony Davies
MA, MBA, FIC, CMC

Gillian Barron

Committee Member

Gillian has been a member of TEDct for 17 years, committee member for four years, and is also the TEDct helpline counsellor. Gillian developed TED in 2004, undergoing treatment and two operations in 2007. She understands how it feels to have TED and drawing on her experiences to help others.

Gillian Barron
TEDct Helpline Counsellor

Violet Fazal-Sanderson

Committee Member

Violet joined the TEDct committee in 2015. Violet is a highly experienced and knowledgeable Endocrine Clinical Specialist Nurse and has run successful Thyroid Nurse-led clinics for over ten years in the Department of Endocrinology at the Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Violet Fazal-Sanderson Endocrine Nurse

Ioana Pereni

Committee Member

Ioana is a consultant ophthalmologist with a special interest in oculoplastic surgery at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. She joined the TEDct committee in 2021.

Ioana Pereni
FRCOphth, PHD

Josian Phillips

Committee Member

Josian is a digital marketing consultant who joined TEDct in April 2021. She was diagnosed with TED in 2015 and also has Graves’ Disease. Josian describes her TED experience as ‘challenging and transformative in a positive way’. She joined the TEDct committee to help others impacted by the condition.

Josian Phillips
BSc (Hons)

The TEDct Trustees

Professor Colin Dayan

Chair of Trustees

Colin has been working with TEDct for many years, and was a past committee chair. He remains actively involved with TEDct and now serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees and as an honorary consultant advisor. Colin is Professor of Clinical Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at University Hospital, Cardiff.

Colin Dayan
MA, MBBS, FRCP, PhD

Professor Bijay Vaidya

Trustee

Bijay is a Consultant Endocrinologist and Honorary Clinical Professor based at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and the University of Exeter Medical School. He is a past committee chair of TEDct and now serves as a trustee.

Bijay Vaidya
MBBS, FRCP, PhD

Gill Adams

Trustee

Gill is a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in squint surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Gill was a TEDct Committee member before becoming a trustee, joining the charity due to her long-standing interest in helping patients with double vision related to TED. She is a trustee and medical advisor for TEDct.

Gill Adams
BSc, MBChB, FRCSEd, FRCOphth

Direct support is offered via our Facebook forum and all of the latest medical information is available from our newsletter, FAQs and other resources. We organise Patient Information Meetings (PIMs), webinars and fundraising events, and also participate in appropriate medical conferences.