Meningitis Now staff - Kelly Archer

It has been great to come up with innovative ideas on how to get universities and childcare providers on board

Kelly Archer

Information and Projects Co-ordinator

Hello, I'm Kelly, Information and Projects Co-ordinator at Meningitis Now

A brief overview of your role - what are you responsible for?

I look after both our university and childcare provider Meningitis Aware Recognition Mark (MARM) programmes.

In a nutshell, this means that we work with universities to encourage students to get their MenACWY vaccine, are given a signs and symptoms card when they arrive and ensure universities have an up to date and appropriate protocol in place should there be a case of meningitis on campus. With childcare providers, this entails making sure childcare settings are aware of the signs and symptoms and know what to do should they suspect meningitis.

I also look after our core disease materials like our signs and symptoms cards and Meningitis Can Affect Anyone leaflets – ensuring they meet the Information Standard guidelines.

Your favourite part of your role

With MARM, it has been great to be part of a new initiative and help come up with innovative ideas on how to get universities and childcare providers on board.

A fun fact about yourself

My main hobby includes eating food, buying food and talking about food. I once won a ‘champion grazer’ award at work.

How you can be contacted

I work Tuesday - Thursday and can be contacted on 01453 769 030, or at KellyA@meningitisnow.org.