Leena joined the AAT in November 2019 as Programme Manager. She is working in collaboration with the Aplastic Anaemia community and our new Digital Collaborator, MindWave, to develop a creative and interactive resource library aimed at children, young people and their families. 

During her career, Leena has championed for the best provision for children and young people. As a qualified Playworker and Primary Teacher, she has worked with children, young people and families in both formal and informal settings. These early experiences have shaped her child-centred approach to her work. 

A significant part of Leena’s career was dedicated to working on the National Healthy Schools Programme for Warwickshire, where she led on improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people, in the context of schools. She successfully delivered the national qualification in Personal, Social, Health Education for teachers and contributed to the Post Graduate training for newly qualified teachers at Warwick University. 

Leena lives in Warwickshire with her family. She has a passion for ornamental trees after starting the painstaking restoration of a neglected garden. When she’s not outside, Leena enjoys going to comedy gigs because sometimes laughter is the best medicine! You can contact her on [email protected]