What do you do at the charity?

I am the Information Manager at the Encephalitis Society. I write and produce factsheets, guides and resources for patients, professionals and the Scientific Advisory Panel. I follow in the prestigious footsteps of Alina Ellerington, our Director of Operations, who has worked in the role for 14 years, so I have some large shoes to fill!

Why do you like working here?

I resonate with the charity's values and goals. As someone with a genetic brain disorder called Dystonia, I have a strong interest in neurological diseases and advocating for patient support. I have the fire in my belly to provide and develop excellent resources for those with encephalitis. It is an inspiring place to be working with experts that create real change. I'm pleased to be part of such a kind and funny team too.

Tell us something about yourself

I am Welsh and live in Cardiff! Luckily for me, I enjoy train rides to visit the team in Malton, North Yorkshire. I used to work as a researcher for BBC and Channel 4 News in London. I trained in occupational therapy and loved paediatric neurology the most. I have a degree in the photojournalism and the arts. I love music, nature, and drawing. I also have a giant cat who acts more like a dog!

What difference does the Encephalitis Society make in your opinion?

It's clear to see the massive impact the Encephalitis Society has in the lives of those affected by encephalitis. I'm inspired to work for an organisation that works with patients to advance scientific research, truly supports those affected by encephalitis in a multitude of ways, and fights hard to put encephalitis on the map.

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