Who we are


Our members are at the centre of everything we do. Members inform our decisions, conduct interviews with leading MS researchers and generate content for our website and social media channels.



Our volunteers keep Shift.ms alive and breathing, which is why we call them ‘The Energy’. We’re working towards creating a self-sustaining community able to identify and meet its own needs, with little need for paid staff. We have over 200 volunteers who offer their time in various ways including moderating the site, fundraising, spreading the word about Shift.ms at events and coordinating the Twitter Takeover. Find out more and meet some our volunteers.



George Pepper @gpeps
Co-founder, providing MSer insight and working to ensure no MSer feels alone. Believer in all things Yorkshire.

Freddie Yauner @freddiems
Co-founder, interested in how creativity can have a social impact. Purveyor of colourful socks.

Sam Billington @sambillington
Digital Sam, in charge of all things website related. Lover of tacos and very small cans of beer. 

Rob Sloan @rsloan89
Design wizard, making sure all the shapes and colours look spot on. Covert northerner. 

Millar Maxwell @millar
Creative flair, turning ridiculous ideas into reality. Connoisseur of baseball caps.

Emily Thompson @emilyshift
Community journalism enthusiast, helping MSers break down expert information through conversation. Hoarder of plants.

Amy Stow @amyshift
Community builder, empowering MSers to be collaborators and contributors. History geek.




Fabrice Allum – Chair
Raj Kumar – Vice Chair
Simon Cooper – Treasurer
Elad Duschak
Rachel Hillman
Zera HuiXuan Ong