Violence Against Women & Girls Expert. Chief Executive. Lived Experience Consultant. Feminist. Activist. Vegan. Runner. Cyclist. Swimmer. Aspiring triathlete. Roller derby skater. Music obsessive. Writer. Podcast maker. Queer. Insomniac. Survivor…
There are many labels I could give myself and I am all this and more.
My working life has been spent in the fields of mental health and the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) sector, focusing specifically on issues of sexual violence. I’ve also worked as a ‘Lived Experience Expert/Expert by Experience’ as a trainer and consultant in both areas. I’m experienced in strategy and development, public speaking and media work, as well as fundraising and events management.
Currently I hold the roles of Chief Executive Officer of Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC) and the Lived Experience Involvement Consultant to the Violence, Abuse and Mental Health Network based at King’s College, London. I’m also a Trustee (holding the role of Treasurer) for Rape Crisis England & Wales.
I’ve recently completed an MA in Women & Child Abuse at London Metropolitan University passing with a distinction, and my research areas focus on lived experience, survivor status, and dual identities. I hold graduate membership of the British Psychological Society, having undertaken a BSc in Psychology with English, I also hold an MA in Creative Writing.
In my spare time I’m the Welfare Officer of my local running club, a coach for new skaters on my roller derby team, and a regular parkrun volunteer – and I’m passionate about the power of sport to transform lives. I’m the Co-Founder of More Than The Music – a collective of women music journalists and photographers, and a Co-Host of Thank Folk For Feminism, a podcast exploring the intersect between folk music and feminism. I have previously volunteered with Girlguiding UK.
I’m available for consultancy work, research, and public speaking engagements. If you’re interested in working together in any capacity, please contact me using the contact form on this website.