Iona joined the Foundation in 2018. She works predominantly as a Project Manager on Ember, a collaborative initiative supporting grassroots innovation in global mental health. She has particular expertise in storytelling and digital communications and a strong interest in how the arts can be used to tell stories in creative and empathetic ways. She leads on Ember's public engagement strategy.
Iona recently completed a Masters in Globalisation, Business and Development at the Institute of Development Studies, with a particular focus on digital innovation and health. Before joining the SHM Foundation, Iona was part of the founding team of More United, a cross-party political movement in the UK. She previously read English Literature at Newnham College, Cambridge University.
In her free time, Iona sings in various choirs and for Abubilla, a South London music collective and label.