About me

My current projects:

  • Co-ordination of national programme to raise awareness of Pathological Demand Avoidance, working as Chair of the PDA Society

  • Developing ways to improve the work of CAMHS; in particular through use of new tools by clinicians

  • Developing ways to improve the lives of children in Care - or 'looked-after children'; in Assessment and Treatment Units; and adults trying to access good social care. Supporting those seeking proper consideration of neurodisability.

  • I take an interest in the work being done to help refugees across Europe and the UK's record in helping children and young people

I was co-founder of Netmums and a Director for 14 years. During that time we found new ways to support parents and ensure their voices were heard by Government.


As the Founding Chair of the Institute of Health Visiting I have seen the importance of positive, professional leadership in an essential profession.

Based on personal experiences, I have an interest in developing insights and finding new ways to support people.


I hope that some elements make a contribution to helping  professionals work more effectively, through use of both local and digital communities.