Hilary joined the Centre for Applied Human Rights in January 2021. She is the Disability Rights Coordinator leading on the Community Voices project, seeking out marginalised/hidden voices in the disability community in York. She is also involved in the York Disability Rights Forum who highlight the priorities and concerns of disabled people living in York.
Hilary has a BA in Sociology and Politics from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in Social Work from the University of York. She was a statutory social worker at City of York Council working in child protection and children’s health and disabilities. She worked at re:shape - a charity which aimed to prevent sexual harm by engaging with those who cause it.
She has developed and delivered a variety of training packages to a range of groups and organisations. Most recently she delivered a community-focused training to the Samaritans about preventing sexual harm in the city through the All About Respect project at York St John University.