Catriona Craven-Matthews (she/her)

Health Influencing Change Worker since December 2020

My role

As Health Influencing Change Worker, I work on a project focused on creating systems change to improve access and remove barriers to health care, with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes for women sex workers in Leeds. This involves engaging with partner organizations to identify opportunities for change, provide healthy challenge, and establish best practice. The project aims to improve gender- and trauma-informed practice, centering sex workers' voices to ensure health systems work for them.

My background

At university in California and in Manchester, I studied International Development, and did my master's dissertation on sex worker unionization and labour organizing. I have worked in a variety of roles in grassroots NGOs, the United Nations, academic research, and public interest campaigns. I am particularly focused on sex work, public health, and structural inequalities, so I am thrilled to be working with Basis.

A little bit personal about me

I love to travel and explore new places. Being at home more this past year, I started fostering cats, and have been doing a lot of baking and running.