Disability, Accessibility and Mental Health Staff Network

For more information about this network and how to join, please contact damh@leeds.ac.uk or tweet @DAMHStaffNet

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Co-Chair Biographies

Dax Everritt (they/them), Faculty of Medicine

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Dax Everritt

Dax graduated from the School of Food Science and Nutrition with a 1st Class BSc Nutrition (Hons) in 2017, and briefly worked in the NHS before returning to the University of Leeds to work in the Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research, handling data returned for clinical trials lead by the university’s researchers. Dax represented their institute on the School of Medicine’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee, before helping to establish the Disability, Accessibility and Mental Health Staff Network in November 2021. Outside of work Dax is a semi-professional writer, disability and LGBT+ rights activist, and (when they do take a break) an avid video game player.

Dax lives in Leeds with their husband, who they met as a student.


Kim Holmes (she/her), School of Chemistry

Kim gained a degree in Chemistry with Pharmaceutical and Forensic Science from the University of Bradford in 2010.  After a break to start a family, she started working as a teaching laboratory technician in the School of Chemistry in 2013.
Kim is passionate about advocating for disabled people and has particular interest and experience in supporting those with mental health complaints.  She became co-chair of the Disability, Accessibility and Mental Health Staff Network in November 2021.
Kim lives in Otley with her husband, two children and three cats.  On her off time, she can be found in the kitchen listening to podcasts, cuddling her cats, playing guitar badly (but enthusiastically) or wandering around the countryside.