Ed joined Autistica in 2017 from the consultancy sector, where he provided strategic insight to leading global pharmaceutical and medical device companies. During this time he delivered public affairs and public relations programmes throughout a range of different policy areas, including eye health, skin cancer, ostomy, continence, and smoking cessation.
Ed began his career in the third sector, working as an intern at the Neurological Alliance, a campaigning group for people with neurological conditions. He later joined the National Osteoporosis Society, where he grew to lead the charity’s political engagement activities and successfully secured a position for fracture prevention services within prominent NHS policy initiatives. Ed graduated with first class honours in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Manchester in 2013.