Age diagnosed: 33
Specialist interest: Exercise, employment, YOPD
In April this year, Tom ran the London Marathon for CPT
I’m an editor and composer, diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2014. Becoming involved with awareness, research, and fundrasing has been a positive experience for me, and hopefully one that helps others. A keen runner, I’m interested in the benificial effects of exercise with Parkinson’s. A keen musician, I’m trying to work out how to keep doing that too!
What is the one thing you want to change in the world?:
“More tolerance and empathy globally, for the good of people and the planet!”
I’m a Parkinson’s UK Patient and Public Involvement volunteer, and have participated in several research studies.
I have spoken publicly about having Parkinson’s and patient involvement, including at the King’s Health Partners Neurosciences Institute Workshop, and this video for Parkinson’s UK (https://youtu.be/4d68K9mVwGA).
I’ve completed a number of fundraising runs, including the London Marathon 2018 for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.