media consultant and German tutor
Dr Yasmin Fitzpatrick is currently awaiting placement as an academic mentor to help children affected by the current pandemic measures. She was raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has also lived and worked in Germany. She spent most of her career in television, working as a documentary researcher and news television journalist, before working as an Executive Producer at the BBC and a Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 throughout the 1990s, where she was responsible for documentary programmes such as White Tribe, Britain’s Slave Trade and Oscar-nominated The Farm, filmed in Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Yasmin relishes a challenge: she changed careers to work as an NHS Project Manager, studied for a Masters in Epidemiology and Public Health and gained a doctorate in health and patient knowledge. She also set up and ran a maths and English study centre in Brixton for local children. Yasmin was a Trustee for NESTA, the National Endowment for science, technology and the arts and chaired the GLA’s first Cultural Strategy Group. She is the founding Trustee of the recently-formed Brixton Chamber Orchestra.