Marilyn is a founder trustee of SeeSaw, securing funding to research what children, parents and professionals would be looking for from a bereavement service for young people and thereby ensuring that SeeSaw was built on real need and firm foundations. Her background is in palliative care and she was the Bereavement Care Lead for Sir Michael Sobell House, Oxford until her retirement in 2019. She has a wide experience of research, education and practice in relation to grief and loss, working with volunteers, supervision and service management. Currently Marilyn chairs the National Bereavement Alliance (bringing together bereavement services across the UK), is a commissioner for the UK Commission on Bereavement and is a member of the European Association of Palliative Care Taskforce on Bereavement and the International Working Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. Marilyn loves walking and has completed several long distance paths including the south-west coastal path. She is a keen gardener, enjoys living in East Oxford and sharing food, theatre and music with friends.