I began my career working with refugee communities, and provided advocacy and support to adults and young people seeking asylum over a period of ten years. During this time I also trained professionals in cross cultural practice and refugee awareness and facilitated a wide range of workshops with young people and community groups focused on personal and social change both in the UK and Zambia.
I am also interested in better understanding both practice and processes of change through research and analysis and more recently have coordinated community research projects, conducted evaluations for third sector projects and contributed to academic research projects all of which broadly focus on addressing issues of social exclusion.
I am fascinated by people and their everyday, lived realities and believe in the power of storytelling to provide us with new understanding and perspectives on the world around us. More recently I have begun to develop work which aims to capture and bring to life the often extroardinary narratives that lie hidden in communities all around us. I work with people to tell individual and community stories using participatory, community research and digital media but also aim to tell interesting and engaging stories about projects and their processes using audio, photography and the written word.
Have a look at my website and check out the work I have been doing over the past two years and please do get in touch if you are interested in working with me.