Colette has worked as a consultant in palliative medicine in Northeast England for 16 years. Her work is motivated by:
• Understanding better the experience of people who may be towards end-of-life
• Respecting and empowering people who are ill as equal partners in their care
• Using shared learning as a route to deliver personalised care by a competent, compassionate, and connected workforce
• Challenging inequalities and injustice
She has been building skills and confidence in workforce development for many years and has considerable experience in creative approaches to learning. She leads the Routes to Rights research programme.