I formally joined the CFMHAS team as Operational Manager on the South Asia Self-harm Initiative (SASHI) project in 2017. The project is a four-year MRC GCRF funded collaboration between institutions in South Asia and the UK which aims to help to find effective responses to deliberate self-harm and suicide in South Asia by building research infrastructure and expertise in India and Pakistan. This will allow each country to build a body of evidence to facilitate the development of culturally relevant and effective interventions, both social and medical.
I have worked in various roles within the education and public policy sector for over 20 years, firstly in educational research at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and then as a policy officer for education, training and culture at the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA). From there I moved to north Wales to project manage the school reorganisation process at Gwynedd Council. I joined Bangor University in 2011, firstly supporting academics in developing and costing research projects, and latterly focusing on the SASHI project.