Kirsten is an experienced advisor to government and key agencies as a non-executive director and a freelance trainer, researcher and consultant.
Originally trained as a fine artist, Kirsten worked for 16 years in local government before setting up an empowerment coaching and training consultancy.
She has been a member of and chair of Inclusion London for five years, and has been deputy chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Disability Committee. She is currently an independent member of the Parole Board, member of the Disabled People's Transport Advisory Committee, and until recently vice-chair of the Consortium of LGBT Community and Voluntary Organisations.
She is chair of Haringey Council’s Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel and has lived in Stroud Green for 28 years.