Yvonne Dunn works as a Specialist Palliative Occupational Therapist at Marie Curie Hospice Newcastle and has recently commenced a Clinical Lecturer position for Northumbria University at Newcastle. Yvonne has a special interest in Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and has been involved with setting up an early diagnosis support group for people living with MND and their carer/significant other. This has led her to develop an interest in research particularly within this client group.