Get to know us!
Find out who works at the Welsh Gender Service and XIST at Umbrella Cymru.
The Welsh Gender Team: The Cardiff Clinic
Dr Sophie Quinney (she/her) – Clinical Director & GP Gender Clinician
Dr Johnny Wilson (he/him) – Gender Clinician
Dr Stuart Lorimer (he/him) – Gender Clinician
Dr Clive Morrison (he/him) – GP Gender Clinician
Dr Kate Nambiar (she/her) – Gender Clinician / Endocrinology Specialist
Dr Ella Rafferty (she/her) – Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Elinor MacCormac (she/her) – Principal Practitioner Psychologist
Michelle Davis (she/her) – Service Manager
Patricia Wolfenden (she/her) – Directorate Support Manager
Helen Rose (she/her) – Service Support Administrator
Nicole Thomas (she/her) – Clinic Coordinator
XIST – Umbrella Cymru
Kirsty (she/her) – Social Worker – Operations Manager
Kirsty is a Social Worker who started with Umbrella Cymru on placement when she was studying her social work degree. She loved the work so much, she stayed as a Support Worker, Service Manager, and now she’s the overall Operations Manager.
You won’t find many people more passionate about rights and empowerment than Kirsty; she always keeps the client at the heart of everything she does (and she has a big heart). Kirsty works tirelessly to support people directly at the same time as constantly reviewing and developing practices and processes. She’s a critical thinker who is always on the lookout for ways to improve and expand the services available to people.
Anna (she/her) – Support Worker
Anna joined Umbrella Cymru as a Support Worker for XIST in 2020, during the pandemic. She is one of the most caring and compassionate people we know. She has a collection of degrees (she loves to learn), and has a very inquisitive mind.
Anna is always keen to encourage autonomy and offer choice, whether that’s about what people want to achieve, how they would best achieve it, or when, she will always explain all available options to make sure everyone has the most up-to-date information to enable them to make informed decisions and have control over their support.
Anna works with Umbrella Cymru part time (4 hours a day, 4 days a week). She’s also part of Gender Construction Kit and volunteers with Mermaids.
Ryan (he/him)– Support Worker
Ryan joined Umbrella Cymru at the beginning of 2022 as a Support Worker for XIST. He is very passionate about providing accurate, useful, and empowering information to clients in the most accessible way. He’s a perfectionist and will go above and beyond to find and provide the best information he can.
Ryan is a great listener too and will always take the time to explore whatever someone wants to discuss. He’s also an avid learner and is currently developing his Welsh language and BSL skills.
He works with Umbrella Cymru full time, but in his spare time he’s also involved in several groups and clubs online and in-person around South Wales and beyond.