After completing a secretarial course in 1981, Lyn started her career in Blackwell’s Booksellers in Oxford, as clerk in the Bibliography Department. She subsequently gained experience working as a secretary/personal assistant, first in a software company, then in transport and accommodation. She joined the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) in December 1988 on her appointment to the post of unit secretary. Lyn has worked in a number of roles during her time with the NPEU one of which was as the unit’s purchasing officer and later moving into the Grants team as the Grants/Finance Officer. Lyn has recently moved from the NPEU into the wider NDPH department still working as the Grants/Finance Officer.