I am a Research Fellow based in the Innovation Hub with a special interest in community readiness and community engagement. Prior to joining BIHR, I held several posts in both the voluntary and statutory sector to drive forward the engagement and involvement agenda. Until recently I was Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield and was the winner of Bradford’s 2015-2016 Community Star Award for outstanding services to the voluntary sector. I am interested in qualitative research methods and their application in relation to improving our understanding about the nature and dynamics of the communities we serve.