Susan has over 25 years’ experience of working in operational and strategic roles in health, housing and social care in London and the South-East. Currently she manages an NHS and Local Authority service for adults with Learning Disabilities.
She has trained extensively in management and organisational theory and practice. In recent years she has been deeply influenced by being able to witness and learn from the contribution that people with learning disabilities make to our society.
She is committed to the development of social science research evidence to support her practice as a senior manager, as an organisational consultant and as a Trustee of two charities. Susan contributes to the work of two Research Ethics Committees.
The contribution she seeks to offer is a mature and integrated combination of technical and adaptive skills. The heart of her work involves engaging with people in collaborative partnerships to reveal and identify resources; and then to provide leadership to enable resources to be deployed strategically, effectively, and with perseverance and tenacity in the service of community wellbeing and resilience.
She grew up in Peru and is fluent in both Spanish and English. She has a personal interest in living and working with disfigurement and visible difference.