Margaret Rogers is the mother of three, now adult, children. Her husband has a chronic health condition and, together as a family, they have been regular health service users.

Margaret brings a wealth of varied health-related experience, particularly in advocating for patients in cancer and palliative care settings. Since the 1980’s, Margaret has advocated for the public’s voice to be heard in their health care and has captured their health care experiences through her research. Her daughters have chosen professional preparation (two doctors and a lawyer) where advocacy of others is a prominent feature and ‘her’ doctors include the patient’s experience and co-decision-making in their practice.

Margaret is particularly interested in the challenge of engaging those who have helped to create potentially invaluable health data whilst engendering their trust and confidence.