My role is to lead the ‘HARP’ (Health, Arts, Research, People) innovation programme at Y Lab. In HARP, I'm working closely with the Arts Council of Wales, the team and 13 partnerships between health and arts organisations to learn more about how we can generate, scale and sustain innovative arts and health projects in Wales. My role is to lead the programme, acting as a coach and facilitator to the teams, communicating with a big range of partners and sharing our findings with the wider arts and health sectors.
Before Y Lab, I worked in a range of charities and non-profits leading arts and health services, including the Tenovus Cancer Care 'Sing with Us' choirs, the Military Wives Choirs and most recently Breathe Arts Health Research, an innovative social enterprise bringing music, magic, dance and other performing arts into various hospital and community settings. I'm also on the board of two charities - Dirty Protest Theatre and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. I love research and interspersed my time in these roles with a year out in 2017-18 to complete an MA in Anthropology and Community Arts at Goldsmiths University.
Outside of work
As a Welsh person music is very much in my blood; I'm a choir leader, singer and bad ukulele player, all of which I love! I'm often to be found out on long walks with our staffy puppy or at home cooking or painting. I also love being out with my friends, especially going to gigs and music festivals.