I am the EU Policy Lead at EASO (European Association for the Study of Obesity) in Brussels. I’ve worked in the Brussels environment for the past 23 years towards transforming health ecosystems from policy to reality. I am a pioneer of multi-stakeholder coalition building for societal impact. I have previously worked for an MEP, run the expert secretariat of a European Parliamentarian Interest Group, headed up the Brussels office of a global NGO, transformed a patient-led Platform into an equally-weighted multi-stakeholder Think Tank for Patients, Science and Industry.
I strongly believe in empowering all actors to be effective and engaged in optimising health ecosystems for health outcomes relevant to all actors across sectors through evidence-based policies.
I live with two major complex chronic diseases of autoimmune hashimotos and obesity: both of which affect physical and mental health and wellbeing. I hold degrees in English Law, French law, strategic Communications and an MBA. A Guyanese born British national, who speaks fluent French and have a very good passive understanding of Dutch.