Plaid Cymru candidate for Cardiff North
Elin is originally from Carmarthenshire, and presently lives in Bangor with her spouse and four children. She was educated at the Grammar School for Girls, Carmarthen and Cardiff University, and trained professionally in Cardiff and Bangor. Elin has worked in the NHS in a variety of locations in Wales, including Cardiff, Ceredigion, Gwynedd and Môn, and Conwy and Denbighshire.
Elin works part-time for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, as a consultant clinical psychologist with children and young people with learning disabilities and autism. Elin also lectures in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Bangor University. Representing Plaid Cymru, Elin won a seat on Gwynedd Council in a by-election in 2011, in Glyder ward, Bangor, and again in the national local government elections in 2012. She is also the Autism Champion for Gwynedd Council.
She is a school governor on two local governing bodies; one junior and one secondary school. She is a Board member of Dyfodol i’r Iaith (a lobbying body for the Welsh language) and Menter Iaith Bangor (the Bangor Welsh Language Enterprise), as well as a busy member of a number of local community groups.
Elin is interested in health, disability, green issues and education, particularly additional educational needs. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and keeping fit.