I retired from the pharmaceutical industry after thirty years of service. I worked in sales and marketing and also have experience in training. After retirement I joined the Medway School of Pharmacy as a member of the lay advisory group in Studies, Pharmacist Education and Public Engagement. I am currently also a Lay review and Pre-submission Member at the Research Design Services which is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). I contribute to several other projects relating to Public Involvement including the development of an Online PPIE training course. I joined the BHF Data science Centre two years ago and contribute to the personal monitoring and enhancing cohorts thematic areas.