Ayesha joined The King's Fund in April 2013 as a programme manager in the Leadership Development team. She joined the Fund from the Office of Public Management, where she was a fellow in the health and social care team and led research, organisational development and engagement projects across health, children’s services and local government.
Ayesha has extensive experience of project management, stakeholder liaison, policy development, qualitative analysis and reporting. She has particular expertise in facilitating a range of patient, public and service user focus groups and consultation events across health and social care as part of acute service reconfiguration exercises, paediatric cardiac surgery service review and child and adolescent mental health services. She also has experience in engagement with clinicians, staff and professionals involving practical workshops and large scale events on issues such as integrated care and commissioning. Ayesha has developed tools and toolkits to support professionals in relation to issues such as commissioning and prevention services for older people.
Ayesha has worked as a senior policy adviser at Turning Point, covering learning disability, substance misuse and the criminal justice system. She also has a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford and is a PRINCE2 qualified practitioner.