Susan Shippey has worked in the health and social care sector for almost thirty years since graduating from Aberdeen University with an honours degree in Health Sciences. With a background in public health research, health promotion and health inequality policy, she now works in planning and commissioning for Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and is the strategic lead for the See Hear strategy. Susan has become passionate about improving services for all deaf people over the past four years in the job, and believes that involving deaf people and a wide range of stakeholders is essential to this.