Fiona Bromelow lives in the South West of the UK. She and her husband have two adult daughters. She gained a BA in History at the University of Exeter and then worked with adults with learning disabilities before becoming a full time mother in 1987. When her daughters were settled at junior school she started a new career in medical administration and at present works within a small NHS General Practice. She has a special interest in the history and politics of mental health care and in campaigning for better services within the British NHS.