On the eighth day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Eight members of the Research Development team

“On the eighth day of Christmas MND research gives to you… EIGHT members of the Research Development team”

We would like to wish all our blog readers Happy New Year! Looking forward, like many others, we have made our New Year’s resolutions of what we’d like to achieve in 2015:

L-R: Sadie, Belinda, Pauline, Lucy, Samantha, Natasha, Laura Front: Brian
L-R: Sadie, Belinda, Pauline, Lucy, Samantha, Natasha, Laura
Front: Brian

Brian Dickie (Director of Research Development): “I’m looking forward to developing closer relationships with other funding agencies, to look at research opportunities that we may not be able to do on our own. We expect researchers around the world to work together, so their ‘joined up thinking’ should be supported by our ‘joined up funding’.” Read More »

It’s great to be back! My role at the MND Association

L-R Leonard van den Berg, Pauline Frear and Steve Bell at the 24th International Symposium in Milan 2013
L-R Leonard van den Berg, Pauline Frear and Steve Bell at the 24th International Symposium in Milan 2013

Pauline Frear is PA to Brian Dickie, Director of Research Development, and the team’s administrator. Here she blogs about her role at the MND Association.

In 2007, after much deliberation, I decided to take a career break from my role as PA to the Chief Executive at the MND Association to study for a degree with the Open University (a goal that, I’m happy to say, is almost within my grasp!). Fast-forward nearly seven years and I once again find myself sitting at a desk in David Niven House – but it’s a different one!

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