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Biography

Stan is a member of the Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Advisory Group of the Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce (HSCWRU) at King's.

"I have more than 20 years’ experience working or volunteering in the homelessness sector, including a focus on homeless health and social care, and a wealth of personal ‘lived experience’ of services which stretches back to being a young run-away from the institutional care system. I am passionate about engaging with often ‘easy to ignore’ groups and I have led numerous initiatives with experts by experience, which have enabled those people to directly contribute to research and messages to policy makers, and to published articles—including within The BMJ, The Lancet, and the British Journal of Healthcare Management. In 2018 I was awarded a runner-up place for Expert Citizen of the Year for Leadership and in 2019 I launched ‘Expert Focus’, where I continue to champion the voice of ‘lived experience’ at the forefront of policy and service commissioning and delivery strategies."