I was the Clinical Care Co-ordinator for the King’s MND Care and Research Centre for six years until I retired in 2016. I am a physiotherapist by profession and prior to this, I worked for more than 20 years in community settings specialising in the care of people living with MND to support them and their families, including visiting them in their own homes.
I have supported hundreds of people affected by MND throughout my career and got to know many of them very well throughout the course of their condition. I therefore have a good understanding of the devastating impact MND has, not only on individuals, but everyone around them, and the huge range of challenges they face in all aspects of their lives. My motivation was always to try and support people to achieve the best quality of life possible.
I worked closely with local branches and all aspects of the Association to support people and their families living with MND over 25 years and my post at King’s was funded by the Association. I always wanted to give something back when the time was right, and by becoming a trustee I hope my skills and experience will make a positive contribution towards the work of the Association.