My background is in improvement work in the NHS and local government where I've worked extensively with public groups and people affected by various health conditions in order to help commissioners and clinicians understand how well services are working and what needs to change. Most recently I led a programme to improve cancer services in Manchester which had the principle of co-production with people affected by cancer at its heart. I am a supporter of older parents one of whom has multiple conditions. This has given me more experience than I would like of navigating health services especially those related to cardio vascular disease and neurological conditions. I also have experience of muscloskeletal services myself. My research interests are focussed on lung cancer and in particular developing information and tools to help people make up their minds about whether to be screened or not.