I have been working with INQUEST since the death of my brother Matthew in 2018 who died a wholly preventable death at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield following a short and acute period of mental ill health.

Following his death, I accessed advice from INQUEST to navigate the complex and disorientating process of post death investigation.

I am now part of  INQUEST’s Family Reference Group where bereaved families come together to support each other, campaign for the rights of bereaved people and attempt to ensure that inquests and other post death investigations lead to meaningful change.

I am also a PhD student at the University of Lancaster. My research focuses on how coroners communicate their concerns in Prevention of Future Deaths Reports and the current efficacy of these reports in reducing avoidable harm and death.