Cara Leavey Policy and Programme Officer

Healthy Lives team
Cara Leavey, Policy and Programme Officer

Cara Leavey joined the Health Foundation in October 2019 as Policy and Programme Officer in the Healthy Lives Team.

Cara has worked on health and social policy for a range of organisations prior to joining the Health Foundation. She has most recently worked at Rethink Mental Illness as Policy and Public Affairs Officer. 

She has an MSc in Inequalities and Social Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her work focused on health inequalities.

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