I have been a consultant neurologist at the RVI since June 2000. Before that, I trained as a medical student and junior Dr in Newcastle and the hospitals of the North East and consider myself a naturalised Geordie! I have been a member of the executive committee of Disability North since 2006. I have used my experience and expertise in the management and support of people with neurological disease related physical and cognitive disability to provide insight and support to Disability North and see it as the foremost non-categorised charity for disability in the north. I am committed to making DN a 21st century charity, equipped and able to help and advice all those with a disability.