Anita has worked as a public health consultant for many years, predominantly in east and south east London. She has also been a research fellow at the Royal College of Physicians, an associate director at the Audit Commission, a researcher at NICE, a non-executive director of a PCT, and an associate postgraduate dean.
At the same time, she has worked as a coach and trainer in leadership, career and personal development. She is an experienced user of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, a Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic Programming and has a postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. While at the London Deanery, she developed seminars for new consultants and coached doctors who were experiencing difficulties in the workplace. She writes regularly for the Careers Focus section of the British Medical Journal, and has published two books on career development.
In 2004 she set up an independent consultancy and coaching service, The Working Lives Partnership, aimed at helping people to increase their effectiveness, fulfilment and wellbeing at work.