Qualifications: Youth and Community Work/Community Education.

Length of experience: 27 years in learning disability (over 32 years in community work/community based services in general)

Positions held: Various positions from support worker, team leader, services manager, participation and inclusion, learning and development development posts, Area Manager and Regional Manager for the past 10 years to now Head of Services.

Professional/Special Interests: Human Rights and a rights based approach to all our work. People who have a learning disability taking their rightful places in society.  Belief in and aiming for more inclusive communities,  personalising our support services.

Specific area of focus/interest within Cosgrove: All areas of our services provision.

One fun fact: I once pulled a pint of Murphy’s for Bob Geldof... no really!