Dr Natalie Cook
Job: Psychiatrist (with an interest in global mental health)
SKIP History: I joined SKIP in 2010 as a volunteer with SKIP HYMS. After volunteering on the pilot project in Tanzania, I spent time on committee as Volunteer & Training Co-ordinator and Project Co-ordinator. On graduating from university, I joined National Committee as National Events Co-ordinator and National Secretary. I joined the Trustees in 2014, initially as Health & Safety and Child Protection Lead, becoming the Chair of the Trustees in 2016.
Role Responsibilities: In my role, I provide support to the rest of the Trustees and National Co-ordinator and have an oversight of their aims and objectives. I strive to improve the systems within SKIP, for example our membership database, ensuring feedback from volunteers and committee members is acted upon and following up on any incidents experienced by volunteers over summer.
SKIP Highlights: I absolutely love being part of SKIP! My favourite time of year is right at the start of the SKIP year; attending National Committee Handover and Autumn Big Weekend, meeting new and old committee members excited about the year ahead. SKIP has given me the opportunity to develop skills in the weirdest and yet most useful areas – without it, I would definitely have struggled to fill in some gaps on job applications!