As Head of Patient Advocacy at Myeloma UK, Shelagh is responsible for making sure the patient voice is heard and acted on by decision makers. She leads the patient advocacy team in helping to deliver access to the best new myeloma treatments, influencing cancer strategies and developing new ways of working with patients and their families. Shelagh has 25 years’ experience in high profile policy and public affairs roles, including Head of Corporate Affairs at one of Scotland’s largest primary care NHS Trusts and 10 years leading a committee clerking team at the Scottish Parliament. Shelagh has also worked as a writer, a policy consultant and as a campaigner in democratic engagement. She is an advisor to the Board of the Scottish Youth Parliament.