Young Rep and Young Trustee
I’m Joe, I’m a 23 year old graduate from the University of Nottingham, having got a BA in English and an MSc in Psychology. I currently work at the Students’ Union there as the Activities Officer - I basically have fun looking after societies and running events!
I have had epilepsy since I was 12. My seizures have been controlled by lamotrigine, and I haven’t had a seizure since I was 21.
My first Young Epilepsy project came when I wasn’t a Young Rep - I ran the London Marathon for them when I was 18, raising over £4,000 in the process! Since becoming a Young Rep, the best moments have been when I was heavily involved in our £150,000 funding bid from the Garfield Weston Foundation, when I was on a podcast with Dr Hilary and when I was filmed for some promo content (I see my face everywhere now!). I’m also now a Young Trustee at the charity.
I’m interested in understanding how epilepsy affects mental health, life at university and SUDEP.