Clare is a public affairs, policy and influencing professional with a career in the charity sector of ten years.
She is currently Assistant Director for Policy and Influencing at CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, where she leads the Policy, Research and Influencing work for the organisation.
Previous to this role she has been Head of Policy and Public Affairs at CLIC Sargent, managed Policy and Public Affairs at Women's Aid, the national domestic abuse charity, led on Parliamentary Affairs for sexual health charities Family Planning Association (FPA) and Brook and also worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability.
Clare has a first class degree in politics and has worked in Westminster, Canadian Parliament and as a press officer for a political party.
She has authored publications such as Up Close and Personal (2008) on disabled people's relationships, Virtual World, Real Fear (2014) on online domestic abuse and Women's Aid Annual Surveys and Cancer costs (2016). She has represented organisations in national broadcast media such as BBC Breakfast and Good Morning Britain and has given oral evidence to various Select Committees.
Clare was also a trustee for national youth leadership charity Changemakers for five years.
Originally from Yorkshire, Clare lives in North East London and you can find her on Twitter at @ladylaxton.