Specialist areas:

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Leadership
  • Improvement and Innovation
  • Engagement

I am particularly interested in how we move from a hospital and specialist model of health to one where communities, politicians, health, social care, third sector organisations and citizens can work together to address the changing demands and needs of the people of Wales. We need to focus not just on health and diagnosis but also on ‘what would make difference to you and your wellbeing?’

Many of the answers are simple and effective but involve large statutory organisations working with each other and on each other’s territory. A challenge I believe we must address if we are to save the approach to health and social care we hold dear.

I have been a psychiatrist and medical manager and latterly developed an improvement hub in a health board. I had a particular interest in developing leadership capacity amongst senior clinical staff. I have led large change programmes in mental health services and have tested smaller innovations in communities.