Meet the team

  • Alice Tligui

    Chief Officer
    Healthwatch Bolton & Healthwatch Wigan and Leigh
    Alice has worked in the voluntary sector for more than 20 years her background is in international humanitarian aid, where she worked on projects in Africa and Asia, coordinated emergency call-ups of health personnel and ran a membership organisation supporting health professionals working in international health. Since 2001 she has have worked in the UK voluntary sector as a trainer ...
  • Cynthia Horrocks

    Interim Independent Chair
    In my previous professional life I was  a commissioner of health and social care services serving the people of Wigan and Leigh at local, regional and national levels.   During that time I worked with not only partner agencies, but also community groups and third sector organisations to ensure that the needs of everyone in the area were recognised in the ...
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    Karen Parker

    Locality Manager
    Healthwatch Wigan and Leigh
    Karen has a background in community development, engagement, representation and service user/carer involvement which spans the past 17 years within the voluntary sector.  She has a strong value base around accountability, transparency, fairness of opportunity and most of all respect.  
  • Christine Makinson

    Senior Advice and Guidance Officer
    I work at both Healthwatch and the mental health charity Mhist. I have three children and a beautiful rescue staffie who enjoys long walks and food! I love to cook and enjoy evenings with friends that usually involves food too.  I am an ardent reader so enjoy mooching round charity shops to find even more books. I want to learn ...
  • Hassan Osman

    Senior Research Officer
    Hassan’s background is in international development and voluntarism. Much of his work has explored the contributions of international voluntarism for low income countries (LICs). In addition to his PhD, he has worked with international development Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Africa both as a researcher and as a development officer. In the UK, Hassan has taught young adults with additional learning ...
  • Ashleigh Wilcock

    Information, Advice & Guidance Officer
    Ashleigh’s background is in law. She has just finished her degree (with 93% !!-). She has a keen interest in mental health and enjoys working for the advice and information service as she finds it interesting and varied and provides a unique service for the residents of Wigan and Leigh. Ashleigh also plays a big part in Winstanley Park cricket ...