Queen's Nurse Heather is an entrepreneur, writer, social innovator and health policy influencer. She is a former general practice nurse and director of primary care.
Heather practises a social model of public health, inventing and co-producing solutions with local people. Based on her own severe asthma as a child, her latest innovation is BreathChamps: Where children families and communities learn about breathing in fun ways.
In 2018 Heather won the Sue Pembrey Award for person and community centred care and has also received the Open University Business School Alumnus Award for her 'Outstanding Contribution to Society'.
The granddaughter of a Lancastrian weaver, she believes in cooperation for mutual benefit.