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Burgette is an artist, social entrepreneur, academic and poet born in South Africa, based in West Yorkshire. Burgette studied Fine Art: Painting and Drawing at The University of Huddersfield (2006-2009). With an interest in philosophy, theology, the spiritual, the subconscious and psychoanalysis of art. Burgette became interested in working in the field of education and later went on to study a Postgraduate Diploma in Education in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2013-2015) and taught persons who were detained in secure settings.

In 2021 Burgette qualified with an academic masters degree (LLM) in Mental Health Law. In her exam and dissertation Burgette averaged a Distinction. Burgette is currently pursuing (and open to offers) for PhD placement in the field of Human Rights/Mental Health Law, whilst writing about important topics in all areas related to mental health, social and mental healthcare and the law.

Burgette is a proud member of British Mensa and secretary/lead member of the (International) Mental Health Special Interest Group. Burgette is also a proud trustee of the Joseph Thomson Maasai Trust, working to support access to education for girls in Kenya.

Burgette's artwork is inspired by artists such as Joan Miro and Wassily Kandinsky. Burgette is also an avid collector of art and rare books, with manuscripts and books of importance and pieces of art by world renowned artists, to local talent. Some of Burgette's own original paintings and prints are part of private individual collections and can be purchased through The Arthouse Gallery, Wakefield. Burgette's poetry is inspired by the works of Emily Dickinson, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, to name but a few.

LLM (academic masters) in Mental Health Law (2021)- Distinction in MH law.
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Prevention
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Problems
Postgraduate Diploma in Education PGDipE (Advanced) Pre Service in LLS. (2015).
BA(Hons) Fine Art: Painting and Drawing. (2009).
Proud member of Mensa since 2009 (tested 2003) and Secretary of Mental Health SIG.
Proud Trustee of the Joseph Thomson Maasai Trust.