Heather Ryan

Heather commenced nurse training in Oxford in 1988 and on qualifying completed two years in general medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Heather then spent three years working with patients with spinal injury at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre in Salisbury, before moving back to Oxford to join the team at Ritchie Russell House providing a Continuing Disability Management Service for people with neurological conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and spinal injury. After 5 years, Heather spent a year in research followed by 8 years training carers in the community.

For the last 6 years, Heather has been working as a Neuromuscular Care Advisor with the team at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and 18 months ago joined the Mitochondrial Team to provide the same support.