For many years Tilly suffered from undiagnosed biliary cirrhosis. She was chronically tired, and largely fobbed off by medics because her blood tests were normal. Though she was diagnosed in 1986 there was no cure for this exhausting, debilitating condition and, crucially, there was no support either. In 1994 she became a founder member of LIVErNORTH, a liver patients support group based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. She continues to champion the patient perspective and in 2012 the British Medical Journal accepted “A Patient’s Journey, Fatigue in primary biliary cirrhosis” for publication – a journal article written in collaboration with researchers at Newcastle University.
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Steve Mould is a Science Presenter with a reputation for providing expert knowledge and packaging complicated scientific ideas in an accessible way.
Steve was most recently seen on your screens as the Science Expert on BBC1’s brand new Saturday night game show, Britain’s Brightest, hosted by Clare Balding, which tested the nation’s knowledge and brain power. Formerly the Blue Peter resident Science expert, he makes regular appearances on The One Show, Alan Titchmarsh and Absolute Radio.
Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, Steve has a Physics MA from Oxford University and works frequently with schools, giving talks and demonstrations on Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Psychology.