2022 Iris Prize Jury
I have strategic vision, oversight and operational management Stonewall activity across Wales. This includes policy, campaigning and public affairs, community engagement, oversight of our workplace and empowerment programmes, along with our programmes for work focused on children and young people. Before joining Stonewall, I had a long history of working in the charity sector. I am a health promotion specialist by background, and in particular I specialised in developing health promotion programmes for people who face high levels of physical, psychological or structural barriers to optimal health or prevention of disease. I have had a number of career highlights, both big and small. However, my most recent highlight was in my last role at the Stroke Association, where I developed and launched the first stroke prevention day for the UK. It is a career highlight as I was able to combine an awareness campaign with a measurable health promotion intervention, enabling the organisation to identify key factors that can influence positive health behaviours related to stroke prevention. Outside work, I’m a huge Deadpool fan and spent much of lockdown making Lego/Deadpool superhero art, which I’m now trying to sell on Etsy! I’m also a big fan of decorative skulls and have them dotted around my house in various places.