Introducing ALLIANCE Staff – Lucy Mulvagh, Director of Policy and Communications

Written by: Lucy Mulvagh, Director of Policy and Communications, the ALLIANCE

Published: 09/08/2016

Lucy kicks off our new series of staff introductions, find out more about Lucy, her role and her secret desire to be a train driver...

In 140 characters, what is your role at the ALLIANCE?
Director of Policy and Communications (formerly Health and Social Care Academy Development Manager)

Previous experience…
In days of yore I was a Secretary/PA, which has left me with an extremely healthy respect for the lynchpin role admin plays in any organisation. It was also a route into working in some very interesting places, including a sheep dip factory in Finnieston! I spent several years working in international human rights, primarily with minority communities and, latterly, indigenous peoples in central Africa. After a short stint in market research and as a website developer, I then worked for the Scottish Recovery Network for nearly six years.

Biggest learning experience in previous or current role?
One of my biggest learning experiences has been taking shape over the past two decades or so, which is that it’s much more important for me to enjoy what I do rather than just ‘work to live’.

Twitter, Facebook or Instagram?
Twitter for work – it’s a great source of interesting information and way to connect – but I’m taking a digital detox in my personal life.

In my spare time I like…
Not being on Facebook anymore!

When you were younger what did you want to be when you grew up?
According to family legend, when first asked this question as a very young child I indicated a strong desire to become a glove puppet.

Trade places with someone for one day, who would it be?
That’s a real toughie. I’ve spent ages mulling this question over, coming up with various names of the great and the good, but truth be told I’ve always wanted to try being a train driver.

Planes, trains or automobiles?
I suppose, given my last answer, I should say train, but if it means my favourite mode of transport can I say ‘feet’?

Watch out for more staff (re) introductions in the coming weeks…

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