Roles, awards and publications

These are all related to my advocacy and campaign work. To see more about my full-time career as a marketeer in professional services, you can connect with me on LinkedIn.


  • Steering committee member ManchesterAbility
  • Member of EDI Committee and Disability Mental Health and Neurodiversity lead, pro-manchester

Awards and Accolades

Shaw Trust Power 100 List, 2018, 2019

University of Hull in partnership with Team GB ‘Extraordinary People’

Northern Power Women Future List, 2020

Business Live ‘Rising Star‘, 2020

Changemaker, Children’s Media Conference

Publications and media coverage

Journal of Gender Studies, The hyper(in)visible fat woman: weight and gender discourse in contemporary society

Journal of Gender Studies, Brilliant imperfection: grappling with cure

British Society for Literature and Science,
Clare Barker and Stuart Murray (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Disability

BBC Ouch! Podcast

BBC, 25th Anniversary of Disability Act

Appearances on BBC Radio Manchester, multiple

HuffPost, Books hold a special place in my heart – I just wish they had a place for me

Able Magazine, “Shared Experiences and no longer feeling alone”

Able Magazine, “Bringing my whole, true self to work”

Scope, The chaotic mosaic that makes up my cerebral palsy diagnosis

Scope, It’s not a competition: why we need to stop comparing mental and physical illness

Scope, Pacing yourself at Christmas

AccessAble, 5 Things Councils Can Do To Make Areas More Accessible

AccessAble,Using AccessAble to take the stress out of going out

Disability Horizons, Call for access guides with AccessAble

University of Hull Alumni, Feature on Shaw Trust Power list

Bury Times, feature

Rochdale Online, feature

Oxford International Centre for Publishing, feature

Panels and workshops

pro-manchester, No offence, but…minding your language in the workplace

pro-manchester, Flexible working in the workplace

University of Hull, “Rewriting the Corporeal Other”

University of Hull, ‘Destination Inspiration

Reed Exhibitions, London Book Fair, Building Inclusivity in Publishing

Reed Exhibitions, London Book Fair, Diversity: where’s the issue?

Children’s Media Conference, Accessibility: what’s next?

Children’s Media Conference, Intentional inclusion in children’s books