Eleni has worked in health and social care since 1989, in both the voluntary and statutory sectors. She is a long-term user of mental health services and more recently of adult social care, and has particular interests in concurrent mental and physical health conditions, self-management, personalisation and research. Eleni is currently a member of the National User Group of Shaping Our Lives, the Advisory Group of INVOLVE and works freelance for a number of national and local organisations.

Eleni’s interest in involvement originates from activism in service delivery settings, and she is keen on user-led research and co-production. She has a particular interest in involving communities who are marginalised and/or not usually involved and is currently doing a PhD in involvement in Palliative Care research.