I was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s aged 32 in December 2014. My advocacy work includes voluntary positions as a Research Communication blogger for Parkinson’s UK, I’m also on the Research Support Network Deelopment Team and Research Communication Team. Furthermore I have been involved in lay grant reviewing for research grants.
My full time employment is as a Data Analyst for an investment management firm. My professional qualifications include associate membership of the CISI, I also hold the first unit of the Investment Management Certificate and academically graduated with an honours degree in Economics from the University of Stirling in 2004.
On a personal level I’m married to Fiona and our son Cohen was born in June 2016.