Meningitis Now welcomes a familiar face

20th July 2018

We are pleased to announce that our new Director of Research and Support is Bev Corbett

Bev blogBev first began working for the charity between 2000-2006, as the Education and Training Manager. She also delivered the charity’s research programme, putting her years of nursing experience and clinical skills to good use.

After a break of 11 years, Bev returned to the charity to work on our new Meningitis Aware Recognition Mark for universities; a toolkit developed to help universities with the recognition, prevention and management of meningitis.

More recently she has been involved in developing a new roadmap for Meningitis Now, which has been looking at how the charity can realise its aims over the next five years and beyond. A significant first step to implementing the roadmap was to recruit a new Director of Research and Support – a role which had been vacant for 18 months.

When asked why she applied for the role Bev said: “Because Meningitis Now is a great place to work! Over the last year I have worked with some amazing people who are skilled and passionate, and this role provides me with a great opportunity to share the knowledge, experience and skills I have gained during my career.”

Bev is particularly looking forward to developing and strengthening Meningitis Now’s support services and leading several teams as they continue to provide a high standard of support and information to people affected by meningitis and meningococcal disease.

She is also happy to be returning to a role focusing on our research programme, which will continue to expand our knowledge and understanding of all aspects of meningitis.

Bev’s knowledge and interest spans a wide range of health issues. She said: “I am passionate about health and healthcare; I am interested not only in physical health, but also psychological health and wellbeing, and finding ways to meet the varied needs of people impacted by disease and illness.”

As a health professional with 30 years’ experience working in health-related roles across different sectors including charity; Meningitis Now is extremely lucky to have Bev on board in her new role.

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