Meet our team

The team have a breadth of experience, ranging from history and academia, gaming, and pharmaceutical policy. We came together because we’re all driven to address health inequalities through improving inclusion in research.

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Annette Crosse

CEO/Founder

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Annette is CEO/Founder of Egality. Annette was previously a policy and public affairs consultant where she worked with global pharmaceutical companies to positively shape health systems. This included working with UCB’s UK and Global teams on policy, patient engagement and market access programmes whilst in her prev. role with Hanover communications. As such, she has an in-depth knowledge of UCB’s pipeline and portfolio, and strategic priorities in the UK.

Annette also previously worked as Chair of the Board for Social Action for Health, a grassroots organisation empowering people and communities to live healthier lives in North East London. Annette founded Egality to combine her experience in both roles. She is passionate about connecting those most impacted by health inequalities with the health research and life science industry.

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Bhuvan Majmudar

Projects and Partnerships Manager

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Bhuvan joined Egality after graduating from the LSE where he completed his MSc in Development Studies. He has previously worked as a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte India and as a Research Associate.

At Egality, Bhuvan has worked with a range of clients such as NIHR BioResource, Tate & Lyle, University of Aberdeen,, etc. and is currently leading a project with Parkinson’s UK to recruit a diverse group of people with lived experience to advise on inclusive communications.

His key skills include planning and delivering qualitative research, project management, report-writing, and multi-stakeholder collaboration. As a queer person of colour, Bhuvan brings to the organisation a unique understanding of intersectional inequalities.

 

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Beatriz (Bia) Lacerda Ratton

Projects and Partnerships Manager

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Beatriz, a passionate advocate for healthcare equity, brings academic depth and lived experience to Egality. After her MA in Migration Studies, she worked in clinical trials while championing the voices of women, migrants, and Latinx communities in her involvement with grassroots groups.

At Egality, she has worked with clients like Crohn’s & Colitis UK, Cardiff University, and Diabetes UK. She is currently driving the NIHR-funded ‘Better Collaboration for Better Health’ study, where she fosters trust between communities and researchers.

Her skills span report writing, stakeholder engagement, and community organising, all fuelled by her personal understanding of healthcare disparities as a Brazilian immigrant.

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Sneha Mojumdar

Projects and Partnerships Executive

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Sneha is a dedicated professional driven by a passion for equitable development and a commitment to positive change. With a background in international development and economics, she recently graduated from LSE with an MSc in Development Management.

Her skill set has been cultivated through internships at WaterAid, AySA, and the United Nations Development Programme, which encompassed mixed methods research, data analysis, policy evaluation, stakeholder engagement and report writing. Sneha also previously interned at Egality before re-joining to become an Executive.

Raised in various regions of India, Sneha’s firsthand exposure to health inequalities fuels her dedication to reducing disparities and amplifying the voices of underserved communities through active community engagement initiatives.

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