Sasha has 30 years experience in the health and social care sector, much of which was spent working in the NHS, working with children with chronic illnesses and latterly in a public health role. She currently teaches health professionals and social workers at Northumbria University. Her research interests exploring the factors that affect students’ success in higher education, mental health in children and young people, digital technology and its impact on the health of children, and finally politics and the student nurse. Outside of work she is an Ironman, which she says sounds good, but just means she is crazy enough to completed a mammoth triathlon. She is a school governor at a local secondary school, has two teenage children and loves travelling.