Heather Wallace developed neuropathic pain while still a teenager and has first-hand experience of the challenges of balancing work and family life with managing pain. She co-founded a support group for people with chronic pain after attending the pain management programme at Astley Ainslie Hospital in Edinburgh. This support group was refounded as the charity Pain Concern in 1995. Having worked as an editor, she is keen to use all the media sources available to inform and support people in pain.
Advisers to the board
As an Adviser to the board, Paul is a member of the Executive Committee. Paul is an independent radio producer. Multi Sony Radio Award winning during a 31 year career with the BBC, he left in 2010 when fulfilling his work commitments to his own high standards and managing his long term fibromyalgia became incompatible.
He now produces and presents Airing Pain for Pain Concern; an experience, he says, which has taught him everything he never knew about self-managing his own condition.