Tracey qualified as a Registered Learning Disability Nurse in 1999. Having commenced her career Tracey was quick to recognise that the future for individuals with a Learning Disability, lay not in a hospital setting but rather in a community whereby individuals could benefit from community integration and live full and valued lives. When the opportunity presented itself, she took up a position in social care, holding a number of managerial positions overseeing and directing care and support in a variety of settings, such as: residential for complex individuals, day care, supported living, befriending services, floating support and nursing care. These roles were executed to an exceptionally high standard with regulatory compliance a benchmark of quality. In her 22 years post-qualifying, Tracey has availed of all opportunities to develop her managerial skill set, recognising that proactive leadership was a fundamental building block for effective services. She has always strived to improve services for individuals with a Learning Disability, by challenging the status quo, and empowering her teams to look beyond perceived barriers. Tracey has a keen interest in continuous professional development of staff, quality improvement and the delivery of excellence within service provision.