Dr Dzifa Afonu
REIMAGINING HEALTH & CARE RESEARCH LEAD
Dzifa Afonu (they/them) leads our Reimagining Health and Care programme and is currently doing research around Unlearning and Decolonising Leadership. Dzifa describes themselves firstly as a creative spirit who loves playfulness. They are clinical psychologist by training, bringing to this title a decolonising and deconstructing energy. As an artist they love the art of everyday life, the creative nature of the human mind, and communication through image colour and metaphor.
They are also dedicated to supporting those in frontline work with marginalised people. With over 20 years of experience in activism and 10 years experience working in the NHS, they bring a personal insight into the possibilities, limitations and places for growth in both institutional and grassroots organising systems.
They are interested in the ways we can bridge the gaps between work and play and grappling with finding new ways of building community and supporting leadership that step away from grind culture and create opportunities for real freedom.