I have lived in Alcester since 2005 with my son Olie who attended Alcester Academy and then the grammar school before going onto university. My professional background has largely been within the NHS in Coventry and Birmingham in mental health. I have also worked extensively with the police, probation, and wider criminal justice system. For the last eleven years however, I have worked as a Clinical Researcher in Birmingham and have co-authored publications in Dementia care. Currently, I am working on the SIREN Public Health England clinical trial looking at the impact of detectable antibodies on the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 in healthcare workers.
I joined the council in 2019 and together with other councillors established Alcester Community Resilience as a community mutual-aid response to the pandemic. Our volunteers provided practical and emotional support to vulnerable shielding residents, and we remain immensely proud of their fantastic contributions. During my tenure I have also led on the food poverty campaign providing our local secondary schools with Tesco vouchers for food at Christmas. I have recently taken the Lead Councillor role responsible for community engagement.
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