About us The team Emily Birden Emily became a Trustee of Dystonia UK in 2023. Her professional background is in charity fundraising and she has significant experience in creating high-value corporate partnerships with major global brands. Emily currently works at the National Theatre as Senior New Partnerships Manager. Emily has first-hand experience with dystonia and is passionate about raising awareness of the condition and supporting Dystonia UK in its fundraising. Originally from Wales, Emily now lives in South-East London.