After becoming ill in the 90s and enforced retirement, I decided to give it back to those who have helped me. Thus, I have volunteered within many areas of the third sector for over 25 years, which provided me with wealth of knowledge within health, social care and the NHS.
As an Engineer, I feel I can greatly contribute to Touchstone’s Board of Trustees through problem solving. In addition, I am the Touchstone Service User and also Coproduction champion, and my real passion is to ensure research involves the patient and therefore becoming grounded and true.
In order to support my role within the Board of Trustees, I am a member of Yorkshire and Humber National Institute for Health Research and I Chair the Better Lives Board for Adults and Health. Finally, I believe that my lived experience means I can ensure Patient and Public Involvement is true and coproduction is co not faux.
Finally, I strongly believe that we must live and let live; therefore, I do and always will champion LGBT.