Since then, I have continued to document CLEFT’s work in Bangladesh, Egypt and Kurdistan through video and photography. Additionally, my involvement with CLEFT has evolved over the last 5 years to include fundraising, attending regular trustee’s meetings, and online meetings with the team of clinicians in Bangladesh.

Having spent many weeks with patients and their parents, filming in local villages, hospitals and workshops alongside the local medical teams, I have developed a good understanding of some of the complex issues facing children born with clefts, especially in places where multi-disciplinary cleft care may be difficult to access. 

I believe CLEFT’s focus on supporting and facilitating local medical teams to improve cleft care is highly important. These local teams undertake the vital work to ensure that long-term and sustainable cleft care is available to those who need it. I am honoured to be a part of supporting these efforts.

In addition to my involvement with CLEFT, I have worked extensively supporting refugees in Greece and vulnerable people in the UK. I have a BA in Film from Falmouth University and an MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies from SOAS University of London. I currently work in adult social services at Bristol City Council.