Gill worked as an operations manager in the logistics industry for many years and enjoyed the pace of the role immensely. She first became unwell in 2012 and was diagnosed with Behçet’s disease in 2013 when she was referred to the Behçet’s Centre of Excellence at City Hospital, Birmingham after a bout of uveitis. Due to the unpredictability […]

Hazel lives in Edinburgh with her family. She was diagnosed with Behçet’s disease in 2009, having had unexplained symptoms for several years. She joined the Society in 2009 and has learnt a lot more about the condition both through personal experience and by attending AGMs and the International Patients Conference. She has also gone along to […]

Alan Lane

Hon Treasurer

Before taking slightly early “retirement”, Alan worked for 36 years in comprehensive schools, starting as a teacher of mathematics and computer studies and ending up as head of a large multicultural secondary school in Oxford. After that, he had a part-time role in a project to introduce new financial software into Oxfordshire schools and for […]

Judi Scott

Hon Secretary

    Judi joined the Society in the early 1990s following the diagnosis of her daughter Joanna when she was 7. She has seen the Society flourish to become the hugely supportive organisation that it is today, and she is thrilled to become a trustee. Before becoming a trustee, Judi helped out by sending welcome […]


Fionnuala lives with her dog Lenny on the shores of Carlingford Lough. She is now retired but worked for 33 years in the health service, starting at 18 when she trained in the RVH in Belfast. She had many jobs in nursing, including being a staff nurse in the cardiac unit. She then trained as […]


Rachael was diagnosed with Behçet’s disease in 2004 after becoming suddenly unwell in early 2003, just 6 months after graduating in theatre acting and moving to Manchester. She got married in 2005, moved to Cardiff in 2007, started a paediatric nursing degree, and had her first baby, Joseff, in 2013. After maternity leave, Rachael began […]