Collette brings to the board both professional and personal experience of bleeding disorders. A carrier of haemophilia A, Collette has three adult children: a carrier daughter and two sons, one of whom has severe haemophilia. Her father died many years ago after being infected with HIV through contaminated blood.
Collette also works as a nurse, specialising in haemophilia research, and is now lead research nurse for haemophilia at St. Thomas’ Hospital, striving to improve life for people with bleeding disorders through new therapies and improved treatment options.
‘Throughout my life, the Haemophilia Society has always been there and I’ve always encouraged our whole family to join in. Now’s the time for me to offer something in return.’