Meet the SALT Team


Hazel Colyer FCR MA – SALT Treasurer & Group Member
Hazel spent her paid working life in health and higher education services, both doing and talking about radiotherapy and cancer services. Always the volunteering sort, she is a charity trustee, school governor and Chair of a local church management group. These, together with her family, friends and the consultancy which she runs with her husband, are keeping her active and well.

Marion Helme – Group Member
Marion spent the first twenty years of her working life in social work before moving to teach and research in Higher Education, ending up commuting into London to manage European and UK funded projects. She still does some research and teaching and is on the board of an educational charity (CAIPE). Her free time is spent restoring furniture, looking after hens, gardening and gradually moving from Herts to Worcs.

Dr Isabel Jones – SALT Chair & Group Member
After twenty years in biochemistry research, following her degree in biology and biochemistry, Isabel left the laboratory for the lecture theatre. She completed a postgraduate diploma in adult and continuing education and used this in her second career as a university lecturer and senior lecturer, teaching and also developing and running undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Retirement led to an interest in career development for the over fifties and the importance of planning for the transition into retirement. The SALT group was set up as a consequence of this interest.

Clare Smallman – Group Member
Armed with a degree in biology from York University, Clare taught for 10 years. She re-trained and moved into IT, completing her full-time career as Director of Information Systems and Technology for a London healthcare company. These days, in addition to supporting SALT, she volunteers in the NHS and is studying drawing and painting.