Nacro Council member since 2017

A career covering acute healthcare, mental health, health in criminal justice and Local Authority social services, Lynn originally qualified as a diagnostic radiographer and worked in large, acute hospitals before qualifying as a social worker and working in a wide range of community settings.

Focusing on mental health, criminal justice and people with complex needs, Lynn championed the requirement to improve access to services and reduce health inequalities.

Working strategically across the Department of Health and NHS, Lynn worked to inform policy by linking academic research into service development; including the voluntary and private sectors. She then led NHS commissioning and quality monitoring within NHS England and supported the establishment of local, regional and national governance structures.

Working as a senior manager, Lynn has gained in-depth experience of partnership working within and across all sectors and strategic development at Ministerial level and across Government departments.

Lynn now works independently and has published her first book for children.