Born and raised in Rutland, Nicola was educated in Oakham and then went on to study law at The University of Birmingham. She is a qualified solicitor, having completed her training with Clifford Chance in London, a leading multinational law firm. As part of her training contract she spent 6 months living and working in the firm’s offices in Milan before qualifying as a Commercial Property Solicitor. She returned to Rutland to be closer to her family and friends 10 years ago and currently works for a national law firm in Nottingham working across both the private and public sectors.
For many years she has had a passion and desire to work in the voluntary sector with the goal of helping others and giving back to the community.
She joined Healthwatch Rutland as a volunteer in November 2015 and wants to make a real difference for people in the local area. She has a particular interest in mental health, believing that the focus should be on prevention and the need to challenge the stigma and discrimination often experienced by people with mental health problems. Since joining Healthwatch Rutland she has worked on the Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Project and is now leading the Adult Mental Health Task Group.