About Me

I am a freelance knowledge transfer consultant who has worked with researchers, policy makers, care providers and sector-led improvement organisations to support them to apply research into practice.

I also work as a crowdfunded journalist whose primary focus is live tweeting coronial inquests into the deaths of learning disabled and autistic people. I have previously worked as a family representative and advocate, supporting bereaved families with NHS death investigation processes and am a former special advisor to CQC.

I was a 2017 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow, and travelled to Australia, New Zealand and Canada to learn how families were involved in investigating the deaths of learning disabled people. I was a 2018 Nesta Observer New Radical for my work from coronial courts, for which I was also awarded a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Ideas and Pioneers grant.

I am a blogger and (mostly former) tweeter and when not working I am usually found sewing, knitting, or indulging in a spot of craftivism. I am a trustee of Validity Foundation.