I'm the Programme Director – Well Newcastle Gateshead. Prior to this, I was the Chief Executive of Room for You, which provides emotional support through creativity and listening to people living with life limiting, long term conditions. Over the last seven years I not only put the organisation on a stable financial footing but also expanded its work to cover three hospitals in the region.
Before this I worked as a consultant and employee of a number of arts organisations. As Head of Performing Arts and Literature at the Arts Council, North East, I created the first Clown Doctor programme in England to use creative play for therapeutic outcomes in hospitals in the region.