Clare qualified as a nurse in 1994 and has received her long service award for 35 years of work in the NHS. During her career, Clare has worked in the Emergency Department, Bullingdon prison, as a team leader in Health Visiting, and as a consultant for the Department of Health on a violence reduction initiative in emergency departments, part of the cross-government tackling knives action programme. Clare has presented violence reduction work methods at numerous conferences in the UK and has published an article on violence reduction in emergency departments using the Cardiff model. Clare completed her MSc in Public Health in 2016, with a focus on the impact of Domestic Abuse on health outcomes, and now works as a health improvement practitioner for Oxfordshire County Council Public Health Directorate, where she supports the work of commissioning Domestic Abuse services. Through her career, Clare has balanced her professional commitments with volunteering for Simon House homeless hostel, various nursing roles, weekend foster carer for children with disabilities and as membership secretary and coach for the falcon canoe and kayaking club.  As a trustee for Aspire, Clare brings skills in strategic working, commissioning services, identifying gaps in services, identifying unmet needs, and partnership working.