Who we are

Microtia UK was established as a charity in 2013, and evolved from the Microtia Mingle support group on Facebook by three Mums who each have children born with microtia. Liz Jones, the founding member of the Facebook group, joined forces with Hana Thalova and Ali Daniels to create the first ever UK charity which offered support to those born by microtia atresia.

The charity was registered in 2014, and has gone on to produce a nationally recognised New Parents Guide, offered annual family information events, developed resources and supported medical and psychological research through the provision of grants. We continue to support more families every year.

Meet the team


  • Hana Thalova
  • Liz Jones
  • Ali Daniels

Non-Executive Director

Trustees, Tina, Geoff and Matthew

Non-Executive Advisors

  • Alex Seifalian – Professor of nanotechnology and regenerative medicine (UCL)
  • Michael Markiewicz – Consultant paediatrician (Chelsea & Westminster Hospital)
  • Neil Bulstrode – Consultant plastic surgeon and lead clinician for the department of plastic surgery
  • Ken Stewart – Consultant plastic surgeon and lead clinician for plastic surgery (NHS Lothian)
  • Catriona Moffat – Chartered clinical psychologist (NHS Lothian)
  • David McAlpine – Professor of auditory neuroscience (UCL)
  • Walid Sabbagh – Consultant plastic surgeon (Royal Free Hospital)
  • Greg O’Toole – Consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon (Royal Free Hospital)
  • Sebastian Hendricks – Consultant audiovestibular physician and paediatrician (GOSH)
  • Celia Flatley-Priddey – Adult with microtia

Independent Consultant

  • David Gault – Consultant plastic surgeon (Private Practice)