Below is a list of projects I was involved in prior to beginning my PhD in 2020. The only role I maintain now is contributing to Derby Homes as a strategic board member, allowing me to focus on my studies.
I work with DAS in a variety of capacities from training to professional network building. DAS are one of the most committed organisations I have had the pleasure of being involved with which are dedicated to promoting and extending the rights and opportunities for autistic people of all ages in Derby and Derbyshire.
My work as a tenant board member of Derby Homes, draws upon the experience I have as a tenant and the wider professional knowledge and skills I have relating to health and research.
Since 2018 the work I have done in Derby City and Derbyshire has been increasingly focused on healthcare, mental health and the specific needs of autistic people, with organisations such as Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Derbyshire Community Health Services and the county Autism Partnership Board (APB).
Bringing a live experience perspective to neurodiversity and autism in mental health for personalisation in healthcare.
Working within a wider focus group to create a new adult mental health reading list, with a strong focus on lived experience, including marketing and promotion and content.
Co-created a range of badges for use by Trust volunteers designed to draw out different aspects of the sites, collectiond and objects of special interest. Designed to be made sustainably.
A short film piece created from the archive of photographs collected during the redevelopment of the Living History Gallery, which is now called ‘Notice Nature’. The images are set to the music, Aves, commissioned by composer Richard Birkin, which is played at noon each day in the gallery.
Working with Derby’s independent thinktank to increase their reach and engagement via digital channels, as well as organisational branding and direction.
Working with a group of Art, Culture and Heritage professionals to create interventions and solutions where there is a customer experience.
Developing the skills of a mum who is retraining as a Social Media Manager for Hackney based social enterprise ‘Digital Mums’.