I am a parent with experience of school refusal and anxiety (included experience of ASD, CAMHS, Internet schooling, home education). I am also a passionate campaigner and supporter of other parents battling for support for their own children.

My experiences as a Childminder included study of Autism, Supporting Learning in Schools and Child Development.

My experiences as a parent inspired me to study for a degree in Education Studies and an MA in Photographic History. I have now been awarded funding to begin my PhD to research the support families need when experiencing school anxiety and refusal.