Ian became a member of Cardiomyopathy UK, shortly after his diagnosis of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in 2011.
A Clinical Psychologist by professional background, he has had extensive experience of healthcare from holding senior clinical, managerial and policy implementation roles in the NHS. Since finishing full-time employment, he has been a Trustee, Non-Executive Director and Advisor with several national organisations across the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors. This has given him an appreciation of the increasing value of patient focused organisations such as Cardiomyopathy UK in ensuring both patients and professionals get the information they need and to work together to develop services.
Ian has a particular interest in improving support for the psychological needs of people with cardiomyopathy and other long-term conditions.