Programme Manager, Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust (Oct 2017- present). Managing a programme of community led housing capacity building in Brighton & Hove, in partnership with Cooperative Housing in Brighton & Hove (CHIBAH) and Mutual Aid in Sussex (MAIS). See: https://bhclt.org.uk/
Project Manager (PM), Bunker self-build housing co-operative (Nov 2015 - present). Business case development and collaboration with local council to build homes for low-income families.
Researcher on Needs assessment, Brighton & Hove City Council & Clinical Commissioning Group (Mar - May 2017). Talking to advocacy and users and potential users about needs for advocacy in the city.
PhD Researcher, ESRC-funded, University of Sussex (Sept 13 – Sept 2016).
Thesis title: what makes it possible to live in intentional communities into later life.
Project Manager (PM), new MSK service, Brighton Integrated Care Service (BICS) (Jun 14 – Aug 14).
Project: mobilising new integrated central Sussex MSK services following tender award in May 14.
PM, new Breast Service development, Western Sussex Hospitals NHST (Dec 12 – Jan 13).
Project: managing the build & move phases of the new Breast service/centre. Opened Dec 2013.
PM, new business development, Chailey Heritage Foundation & partners (Nov 2010 – Jul 2013).
Projects: Development of new ‘Futures’ service, partnership working with NHS, & writing business cases.
PM, patient experience Imperial College NHST (Sept – Nov 2012). Gap analysis across all wards.
PM, new model UCC, Greenbrook Healthcare (Jan – May 2012). Project: Mobilisation of new model Urgent Care Centre in Northwick Park Hospital. With partners: Ealing ICO (lead) and NW London Hospital NHST. Commissioned by Harrow PCT. Opened Apr 2012.
PM, new integrated health & wellbeing centre, Turning Point & partners (Jul – Dec 2011). Mobilisation of integrated Health & Wellbeing Centre in Earl’s Court. Partners: Turning Point (lead), Greenbrook Healthcare GPs, NHS Dentist, & Terence Higgins Trust. Commissioned by Kensington & Chelsea PCT. Opened 21st Dec 2011.
PM, Service Line Management & Trust integration, Sussex Community NHST (Dec 2008 – Dec 2010).
Projects: 1. SLM design & implementation of SCT first strategic business unit; 2. Service Improvement (QIPP) using NHS III ‘Thinking Differently’; 3. SDH & West Sussex Health organisational integration and management restructuring.
PM, mobile working, Data to Intelligence Ltd contracted to East Kent Coastal PCT (Dec 2008 – Apr 2009). Project: mobile clinical working in district nursing team, for East Kent Coastal PCT.
PM, Service efficiency reviews & mobile working, South Downs Health NHST (Aug 2005 – Nov 2008).
Projects: 1. Outcome reporting & mobile working pilots with COPD Service and District Nursing. 2. GP feedback systems. 3. ‘Dignity in care’ staff survey. 4. Review of district and specialist nursing services. Nominated for HSJ award for best use of information in decision-making.
Senior Research Fellow, EPRs evaluation, University Brighton/Dept. of Health, (Feb 2001-Aug 2005). National research project: ‘Electronic Patient Records in maternity services: professional and public acceptability’. Other projects: Service user involvement; PACS implementation in primary care; literature review of organisational obstacles to introducing specialist nursing roles in community)
Researcher/PM: Developing Services in the Havens, Ouse Valley PCT & E Sussex Social Services (Apr-Oct 2000). Population needs assessment to inform service developments.
Whole Systems Project Officer, Brighton & Hove Social Services (Nov 1998 – Aug 1999)
Area-wide evaluation of health & social care for over 75's, including mapping of complex patient pathways for over 75s.
Commissioning Manager, South Downs Health NHS Trust (2 years, Sept 1996–Oct 1998)
Commissioning new buildings for Chailey Heritage, Specialist Paediatric Rehabilitation Service for children with complex physical disabilities.
Freelance Researcher/Project Manager (4 years, 1992 – 6). Mainly in NHS: Bromley Health (1996); East Sussex HA (1995); East Sussex MAAG (1995).
Community Self Builder for National Tenants Resource Centre. Segal-style buildings, in Chester (1993-4)
Medical Audit Coordinator, East Sussex Medical Audit Advisory Group (Apr 1991 - Oct 1992)
Community Project Worker, Surrey Docks City Farm (Jun 1990-Mar 1991).
Development Worker, Foundation Development (Sept 1988-June 1990).
Research Assistant to Peter Hennessey (1988) on book ’Whitehall’ (Secker & Warburg).
Research for British Library R & D Dept. (1988) innovative use of email by UK pressure groups.
Research Officer, University of Sussex (Apr 1987-Apr 1988) on European housing growths areas.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & CPD
2016 PhD, University of Sussex: awarded 2017 (unconditional pass).
2007-9 Executive Coaching with fully accredited coach.
2000-5 day courses in research methods; SPSS; interviewing techniques; qualitative data analysis.
1990s day courses in audit; TQM & ISO; facilitation skills; team building; whole systems approach.
1997 PRINCE2 (Project Management)
1989 - 91 MSc in Information Science, The City University, London.
1983 - 86 BA Hons Urban Studies (2:1), University of Sussex.