Prior to joining Black Thrive, Natalie worked at the Health Foundation overseeing an external evaluation for the Q Initiative; a community of over 2,700 members working to improve health and social care services across the UK.

She has a keen interest in approaches that tackle the root causes of inequality and push conventional boundaries. Over the years she has worked on a range of cross-sector partnerships that work with communities to address health inequality.

Natalie has also spent some time in academia; lecturing on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Public Health and Health & Social Care. She is currently working on a research project which explores the impact of the social determinants of health (e.g. housing, employment, education) on the health experiences of Black and Mixed communities. Her research shares the health narratives of communities; paying particular attention to how race, age, class, gender and sexuality intersect to shape their lived experience of health and wellbeing.