Project Coordinator, Life Beyond the Cubicle
Following a very traumatic family bereavement, Dorit Braun has been active in trying to improve mental health care and the ways NHS staff and organisations learn from deaths.
Before her retirement in 2019, she worked as a Charity Chief Executive and in a variety of senior management and governance roles in the social care and family support sectors.
Dorit became a member of Making Families Count in 2020. She has written blogs, contributed to webinars and is now coordinating a mental health project for Making Families Count, ‘Life beyond the cubicle‘, funded by NHS England. The project is developing eLearning materials which focus on meaningful engagement of family and friends during mental health crises, to improve care, avoid harm and reduce deaths.
Dorit obtained her PhD in 1980 from the University of Manchester; her research was on the political economy of the pharmaceutical industry in Colombia. She was awarded the OBE in 2000 for services to parenting.
Dorit is also an artist, exhibiting from time to time.