- On a mission to create a world where everyone gets to play their part.
- Great at getting the best from brilliant people.
- Can do digital things but more interested in what we use digital for.
- Currently trying to fix the NHS, but always interested in the next challenge...
Between September 2021 and the end of January 2024 I worked for the Public Participation Team at NHS England to improve how the NHS works with the people and communities that it serves. Highlighted work includes developing the #StartWithPeople network and associated bi-annual virtual conferences, and the Working With People and Communities MOOC on FutureLearn.
Prior to that, I worked for the Horizons team at NHS England, where I was responsible for the School for Change Agents and other projects; particularly around creating opportunities for large-scale virtual participation. I am curently working on a crowdsourcing project, Solving Together.
For four years until March 2022, I was a non-executive director of Democracy Club, a social enterprise using digital tools to promote democratic participation in the UK. I'm now keen to find other trustee/non-exec roles in social enterprises or charities.
I'm also interested in short term consultancy volunteering opportunities, particularly with small charities looking to fundamentally rethink how they deliver what they do.
I have a congenital heart defect, and since 2005 I have had an ICD fitted.
I'm often asked to recommend books, particularly about my work, so I maintain a list on Libib.