My working life has taught me the value of listening to the different views of other people as they invariably inform and develop my own. I have also learned to appreciate the importance of considering the whole picture around a situation, from the mundane lived experiences to the possibilities derived through blue skies thinking.
Aside from my working background I have interests in the early peoples of our country and have enjoyed visiting brochs and stone circles on trips to the Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands and the Isle of Lewis and Harris. These islands are remote and wild, but beautiful. Another of my interests is aromatherapy. Blending the right selection of essential oils to suit the occasion and need is very rewarding. The smells are wonderful too!
Joining the MIC Insight Panel has given me the opportunity to broaden my knowledge and understanding of the part that non-invasive diagnostic tools can and do play in developing and improving therapeutic pathways. Employing an easily administered and sensitive test when a condition is first presented or suspected can greatly improve a patient’s overall health care experience. To be part of the discussions that take place about new tests or how a test should be used to best effect is really interesting – it gives me a buzz!