Raman Kaur is a Psychologist specialising in business and HR. With a background in scientific research and a Masters in statistics Raman is a published academic author. She helps organisations improve their effectiveness through redefining strategy, leadership development and change management. Raman is primarily interested in self-development and learning so that she can be better equipped to help people.
The work that covid:aid is doing resonated with Raman following her own personal experience with Covid-19. Her aim is to change perceptions and increase education and knowledge around Long Covid.
Raman said: “Deciding to become a Trustee for covid:aid was an easy decision for me because now more than ever it is important to educate and protect one another. The magnitude of change we have all had to face will have repercussions for years to come and with this in mind it is vital to promote advocacy and support to those who need it. I hope to empower and educate whilst working with covid:aid.”
covid:aid launched in May 2021 looking to support all those affected by Covid-19 across the country, supporting and boosting existing grassroots groups as we move from a crisis to a chronic phase of the pandemic – meaning that long-term will be required for millions. The charity also recently added star screenwriter and prominent Covid-19 advocate Dominic Minghella as a trustee.
Michael MacLennan, founder and Chief Executive at covid:aid, said: “Raman is a fantastic addition for our board, with great skills and experience across a range of subjects which are important for our continued growth and development.
“Since launching our success in finding an audience has made it clear that there is a long-term need for a Covid-19 charity looking to support all those significantly affected. Raman’s expertise in business, HR, and change management will play an important role as we look to expand into the next phase of establishing the charity as a national presence, with her scientific research background also something which will be highly relevant as we look to provide and improve upon services for those experiencing Long Covid and other long-term effects as a result of the pandemic.”
covid:aid is currently working on a project funded by the National Lottery to provide a toolkit which will help charities and other organisations support those with Long Covid, and since launch has become a go-to destination for those seeking support, tripling its website audience in July over the month before. (Read our July monthly review.)