I joined the South West Neonatal Network in 2019, initially as Data Analyst and now as the Evaluation and Engagement Lead. Prior to joining the SW Neonatal ODN I worked for 13 years at the University of Bristol in various academic research and project management roles. Much of my research experience involved working with parents and families on interventions to improve health behaviours. During this time I completed a PhD in Public Health, which involved a series of qualitative and quantitative studies to gain an understanding of parents’ opinions and perspectives on government guidelines for physical activity in preschool children. I am so excited to work once again with families at the centre of my work. Through the Evaluation and Engagement role I will work closely with families with lived experience of neonatal care to allow their voice influence meaningful neonatal service improvements.