Term: 01/09/2021 – 31/08/2024

I joined the NHS in 2003, starting my career on frontline emergency ambulances for London Ambulance Service.

In 2011, my life was turned upside down when I became very unwell with Crohn’s Disease. I was referred, by my local hospital, to UCLH for its expert care.

I am delighted to say, after many years of treatment and too many operations to count, I am fighting fit and, I feel, becoming a public governor for UCLH would be an excellent way for me give back to a hospital that has given me so much.

My experience of being a clinician and a patient with a long-term health condition gives me a unique understanding of the way NHS services are provided and received.

I was also a carer for my nan who had dementia and I am passionate about improving services for people living with dementia, especially in an acute hospital setting.

I will seek the concerns and ideas of UCLH public constituents and bring their voice to the trust, while offering constructive challenge to make UCLH services the best they can be.