James joined Traverse as a Consultant in September 2018, having previously worked for the company as a qualitative analyst.
'At Traverse, I strive to ensure that every voice is heard, guaranteeing that our clients are well-informed and equipped to make insight-led decisions.
I am particularly interested in health and social care and have a broad range of experience working with clients across the sector. I recently spent six months embedded with NHS Test and Trace, providing support to their strategy and policy teams during the second and third national lockdowns, and previously I have worked with clients including the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS Improvement, the Care Quality Commission and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to understand the key issues facing them and the wider sector, particularly NHS workforce transformation and the integration of health and social care.
I also have significant experience in managing consultation analysis, primarily for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) such as the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. I have a strong knowledge of legal and best practice requirements for consultation, and have produced best practice guidelines, incorporating a review of existing legislation and guidance, as part of our work with Heathrow Community Engagement Board.'