With many years of involvement within the voluntary, community and statutory sectors, Margaret has served on the board of a number of charities, a further education college corporation, an NHS primary care trust, and the Royal Society of Medicine where she is a life fellow.
Margaret cares for her husband who has advanced Alzheimer’s disease. For the past ten years has been actively promoting the interests of people with dementia and their carers, as well as people in later life at both a local and a national level.
As a member of the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a member of the Advisory Board for the School of Social Care Research, Margaret represents user, carer, and practitioner groups for the School.
She is a Carers UK Ambassador and a volunteer for Alzheimer’s Society where she chairs an expert carers peer support group. She is also a Dementia Champion.