Bethany is the Community Collaborations Lead in the Undergraduate Primary Care Team, acting as a bridge link between the curriculum and local communities. She is passionate about working alongside communities and medical students to identify and address health inequities. She also has a keen interest and experience in organisational development and equality and diversity work, having chaired staff networks and led on OD initiatives in previous roles, and now sits on Imperial's School of Public Health Opportunities Committee and co-chairs an Educational Community of Practice (eCoP).
Bethany is the course lead for i-Explore Social Accountability in Action and the years 3 and 5 Specialty Choice Course and Placement in Promoting Health Equity. She also works on the community collaboration elements of other courses including Medicine in the Community Apprenticeship and Patients, Communities and Healthcare.
Prior to joining Imperial College London, Bethany worked for the NHS in patient experience, engagement and equalities. She is involved in national, regional and hyper-local work to amplify community voices and tackle health inequalities and is an Accredited Practitioner with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Bethany is also a coach undertaking the ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. In 2012 she completed an MA at the University of York, focusing on the relationship between C19th scientific journals’ coverage of infection and contagion and perceptions of community well-being and relationships. She is a qualified Mental Health First Aider and has successfully completed the nationally-accredited NHS Quality, service improvement and redesign (QSIR) course and equality impact and consultation training from the Consultation Institute.