Claire has focussed on the wider holistic impacts of creative cultural practices, working with participatory practices including visual and performing arts, documentary and community media, before exploring the role of creative cultural exchange in an inclusive public sphere during her master's research.

Prior to joining Creative Lives, Claire has worked in communications, coordination, research and evaluation roles across the public and cultural sectors. This has included sector support, working with Creative Europe Desk UK (British Council, Arts Council England, British Film Institute), Curious Minds, coordinating the national pilot of the Cultural Citizens Programme in the North West, as well as ongoing evaluation consultation for cultural organisations working for social change and inclusion. 

Claire supports a number of local community projects that address social inclusion and community wellbeing, including community cultural spaces, gardens, language and befriending initiatives.