What others say about me
- Likes to laugh and look to find what's happy about life.
- Challenges inequality and supports others who experience it.
It's a first principle that we should think of others in the same way we think of ourselves. I love my children's stories with their colours and the sounds of growing up. I love reading but when I'm not I love jazz and cooking for and with friends.
About my work
I have been fortunate to have always worked in organisations and in ways which have helped make a difference to people's lives. I like to work with individuals at a personal level, but good systems and efficient organisations are important. Working at The Professional Deputy Service is a good place to be!
About my experience
I am Chair of Trustees for Ace Anglia, a Suffolk based learning disability advocacy charity in the Eastern region. I also volunteer as a lay researcher and advocate for health research. This involves taking part in National Institute of Health Research events such as: being a local ambassador for research in the NHS; participation in discussion with the Care Quality Commission to define quality measures for research in the NHS; representing patients and the public as a board member of the Health Technology Assessment Board which funds research across the UK for the Department of Health; and recently being invited to present comment as a carer on the use of personal health data to the All Party British Parliamentary Cancer Group at the Britain Against Cancer conference.