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  • Barbara Folegati Barbara Folegati

    Kitchen Manager and Chef

    Barbara is the Kitchen Manager and Chef in the Pixton House kitchen.

  • Deborah Gravelle-Watts Deborah Gravelle-Watts

    Head of Educational Administration

    Deborah Gravelle-Watts ensures that Emerson's educational administration is transparent, clear and consistent.

  • Francesca Profeti Francesca Profeti

    House Manager

    Previously a student at Emerson College, Francesca returned recently to take over as House Manager, ensuring the smooth running of the Emerson College household.

  • Steve Briault Steve Briault

    Director of Development

    Steve supports and coordinates the development of the Emerson Living and Learning Community and is responsible for the College’s capital assets and finances.

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  • Trude Lauksund Trude Lauksund

    Lead Gardener

    Emerson`s biodynamic vegetable gardener, has been running the edible garden since September 2016.

  • Udo Ottow Udo Ottow

    Head of Site Management

    Udo manages the maintenance of Emerson's buildings and campus, as well as taking a hands-on role in much of the maintenance work.

  • Yvette Dellsperger Yvette Dellsperger

    Director of Operations

    Yvette Dellsperger manages Emerson's facilities and works with the house team to give all those staying at the College have a warm and comfortable experience.

Fiona Sim & Frances Tagg

Anthroposophic Health Care

Fiona Sim and Frances Tagg are tutors for the Anthroposophic Health Care course. They are state registered nurses (RN) and Anthroposophic Nurse Specialists.

They are members of Anthroposophic Health Care and Training (AHCET). AHCET was founded by a group of anthroposophic nurses in 2009 in response to growing requests by students and their employers to  develop courses which are quality assured by regulated awarding organisations. 


Frances Tagg


Frances Tagg (MA, RN, ANS) trained as a nurse and midwife before completing a degree in Social Anthropology. Later she nursed in Camphill Communities for 20 years, living in England, Scotland and Norway.

In 2006 she joined the nursing team at Park Attwood Clinic, an anthroposophic in-patient facility. Here she co-created and delivered a National Open College Network (NOCN) accredited training module for nurses and nursing assistants.

A founder member of both the Anthroposophic Nurses Association (ANA) and the International Forum for Anthroposophic Nurses (IFAN), she qualified as an Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist (ANS) in 2010.

Since the closure of Park Attwood Clinic she has delivered workshops and training for both lay groups and medical professionals alongside her practice as a Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist (www.psychosynthesis.counselling.co.uk).





Fiona Sim qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1986.

After working with children with Special Needs she worked at Park Attwood Clinic for 21 years as an Anthroposphic Nurse, where her roles included caring for in-patients and out-patients, five years of Nursing Management and teaching nursing.

She has a particular interest in Rhythmical Einreibung (RE), qualifying as an RE teacher in 2002 and teaching RE to nurses and carers at Park Attwood. Since the closure of Park Attwood Clinic she has taught RE on Rhythmical Einreibung Specialist and Teacher Training courses.

 A founder member of the Anthroposophic Nurses Association she qualified as a Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist in 2010.

She is a co-creator of the National Open College Network accredited Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing and of the AHCET Anthroposphic Healthcare Course.  She is currently working in palliative care at a Marie Curie Hospice and sees clients for RE.


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