Claire has worked with children and young people with additional needs for most of her career. Having graduated with a degree in psychology she worked in residential settings for adults and children with learning difficulties and social and emotional needs. She went on to qualify as a primary school teacher before working in an all-age special school, teaching children predominantly in Key Stage 2. Claire then trained as an educational psychologist and has worked with the City of York Educational Psychology Service since September 2003, where she is currently the Senior Educational Psychologist. She joined Lollipop as a Trustee in May 2018.