About us The team Tim Gannicliffe Tim first became involved with Dystonia UK 9 years ago when he was diagnosed with dystonia. In 2019 he became a Trustee of the organisation. Tim has spent most of his working life as an environmental biologist working for the Government. He is now able to use that expertise to benefit Dystonia UK by liaising with researchers and writing summaries of scientific papers to share with our members and supporters. From his perspective as someone who lives with dystonia Tim is most interested in research that may lead to new treatments, new ways of managing the condition, and greater understanding of what causes dystonia. Tim lives on the Wirral near Liverpool and spends a lot of time outdoors volunteering on local and national conservation sites. He also enjoys music (playing and listening), gardening, cycling and hill walking.