I’m a technical consultant working for Kainos Software within their Healthcare unit of Evolve. My role is to support hospital trusts as they take their clinical casenotes to a digital solution improving access and ultimately patient care. It’s a fantastic feeling knowing that you are making a positive change in the world.
In the community I am Chairperson of Carrickfergus Junior Gateway club – a local charity supporting young people with learning disabilities. I’ve been volunteering with the group since I was fifteen and spent eight years as Leader in Charge managing a team of around thirty volunteers. Now I help to guide the group as it continues to grow and maintain the link between our group and Mencap, the national charity for learning disability.
Without realising it I’ve become a sought after public speaker running workshops, chairing meetings, and generally allowing my community passions and professional knowledge to meet.
I am also a trustee for the carer’s charity CAUSE who support carers looking after people with severe mental health conditions.