I work for the NHS, am Deputy Director of the Fabian Women's Network and founder Editor of Fabiana magazine. I have over ten years' experience in Labour's sister parties in Europe, including as policy adviser to the Romano Prodi government in Italy.
At 18 I was elected leader of a major Italian students' union. I later worked for the Democrats of the Left, becoming the party's Director of Human Rights in 2006. In 2007 I was elected to the National Assembly of the newly formed Italian Democratic Party through a primary. When Romano Prodi became Prime Minister in 2006, I was appointed policy adviser to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Minister, in light of a decade spent at the forefront of the movement for equality - not only in Italy but across Europe with ECOSY, the European Organisation of Socialist Youth, and the European Socialist Party.
I work for NHS Protect, which leads the fight against crime in our NHS. I spent three years implementing new national policy to protect frontline staff from nuisance and disturbance. For this, I received the 2012 Award from Best Personal Achievement in the Public Sector.
Subjects:Equalities (Women), Europe, Health (NHS Reform), Women & Gender
Regions: East of England, East Midlands, London, South East, West Midlands