Dr. Marit Boot
Marit has seen parents and children struggle to take in information when they are in a stressful and emotional situation in hospital. Marit founded What? Why? Children in Hospital as she thinks it is essential to offer children and parents visual information to prepare them for hospital. Marit leads the development of the charity, oversees fundraising and directs the film projects. She previously worked in the NHS as Programme Manager for the Visual Impairment Network for Children and Young People (VINCYP), Network for Children with Exceptional Healthcare Needs (CEN) and as Efficiency Programme Manager in the finance department in NHS Lothian. Marit has extensive experience in research, audit and evaluation of services. She also worked for the Scottish Government and the Medical Research Council and she holds a PhD degree in Medical Biology from Leiden University, the Netherlands.