Nadeen is a dietitian with experience of working in the UK and the Arab World. She previously worked for Centrepoint and was the first dietitian to develop a dietetics service with homeless people in the UK. Before moving to the UK, she worked for the International Medical Corps in Lebanon to support the health and well being of refugee mothers and children arriving from Syria. She is most proud of her work with young people to develop The Food Point, a social supermarket as a health intervention that provides access to food and tackles food insecurity.
Today, Nadeen works for the People Powered Results team, a Nesta enterprise that supports change efforts all over the UK by working with organisations and systems to release the power of people closest to issues. She leads programmes that mobilise senior leaders and people closest to the issues to work together to come up with solutions, spread and scale what works and embed capability for innovation in systems.
Nadeen is passionate about reducing health inequalities and has always pushed the boundaries to meaningfully involve people with lived experience and develop solutions that work for those who need them the most. Nadeen grew up in the Middle East and has found a home in London for the past five years. Outside of work, she has lots of interests and creative pursuits, from stand up comedy to learning how to play the Oud, Nadeen is always up for trying something new!
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Before going to medical school, Dr Rachel Clarke was a television journalist and documentary maker. She now specialises in palliative medicine, caring deeply about helping patients live the end of their lives as fully and richly as possible – and in the power of human stories to build empathy and inspire change.
Rachel is the author of three Sunday Times bestselling books. Breathtaking, just published, reveals what life was really like inside the NHS during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Dear Life, shortlisted for the 2020 Costa Biography Award and long-listed for the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize, is based on her work in a hospice. It explores love, loss, grief, dying and what really matters at the end of life. Your Life in My Hands documents life as a junior doctor on the NHS frontline.
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Rachel Williams (also known as @Bald_Font, the accidental influencer) is a strong spirited South Londoner who takes pride in being the black girl next door, striving to live her best life with anxiety and high functioning depression – not in spite of it.
Passionate about normalising conversations around mental health within the black community and beyond, her day job within the NHS involves being a Speaking up advocate, an Equality Diversity and Inclusion agent, a mentor, and a qualified mental health first aider. But in her spare time she creates relatable content on being a black single mum, mental health issues and ‘adulting’ for her 30k+ TikTok followers.