Hello, I’m Pete. I live in Welsh Back, Queen Square, Bristol.
My interests include resident engagement, anti-social behaviour, communities, truly affordable homes, and the environment.
During my career I have worked mainly in the not-for-profit sector and since August 2013, I have worked for the NHS mainly as a researcher (self-harm and suicide, working on the Bristol Self-Harm Surveillance Register). Since March 2021, I have worked as a research data manager (Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and BMT). I have hon. status at The University of Bristol (Bristol Medical School).
I joined the panel because I have lived experience as a resident, but I wanted to build on this, working with the panel of residents and colleagues. I felt the merger was a good time for us all to engage and have our voices heard.
I am also pleased to have joined the steering group looking at equality, diversity and inclusion, so important given the pandemic.
As someone who lived in social housing until I was 20 when I left home for university in Plymouth, I know that secure housing had a large part to play in making my life safer, happier, and allowed me to move forward in life.
I would encourage other residents to take any opportunity they can to engage – it is so rewarding! I am happy to discuss my experience with anyone who is interested, and I be contacted via the engagement team at Brighter Places.