I first started with AAM as a volunteer on AbleWeb in 2011 then went on to join the team as a member of staff. As AbleWeb Project manager I’m responsible for ensuring that our AbleWeb programme is delivered to the highest standard possible, that it reflects our members’ voices and their training needs, and that the project also supports the needs of our local community. I’m lucky in that I also get to work as part of AAM’s marketing & development team, where I get to tell everyone about all the amazing work we do and play a part in supporting the development of an organisation I’m passionate about.
I’ve come through a slightly different career route in that I started off my working life as a post-doctoral researcher in Cell Biology, and following on from that as a Principal Scientist and Project Manager for the Biologics arm of the medical technology company Smith & Nephew. While this may seem a world away from the work I now do at AAM, surprisingly it has many elements that have directly translated to my roles here. Outside of my main career I’ve always been creative so it’s really nice to have that be part of my day job now as well!