George was diagnosed with ME/CFS in early 2020. The resources from the ME Association (MEA) helped her to understand and manage the symptoms. George appreciates and understands the important work of the third sector, and that without charities like the MEA, people with ME/CFS would be left with little to no support and have to manage alone.
Having experienced severe, short, and prolonged relapses, George wants to support others with how to manage with this debilitating disease in any way possible. This could be on a larger strategic scale such as influencing policy with local authorities and the devolved nations, or something as small and simple as finding tips to help with a household chore, things that will allow those who are living with ME to live as independently as possible.
George is part of a departmental senior management team at Cardiff University, where she leads a team to support the student IT system (which has almost 50,000 users). George enjoys working with a variety of people across the university to ensure students and staff are supported throughout the academic year and that work is aligned with university priorities.
George is passionate about bringing her strategic leadership skills, coupled with her own lived experience of the condition, to the role of Associate Trustee. Outside of work, George loves her border collie, Cam, who she takes on walks and paddle boarding adventures. In the winter months, George and her husband attend ice hockey games supporting their favourite team the Cardiff Devils.