Dr Harriet Bonney was initially diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia in 1991 but the diagnosis has since been revised to an idiopathic cerebellar ataxia. She grew up in Lancashire and moved to Glasgow in 1995 to study Medicine at the University where she graduated with a BSC(Med Sci) and an MBChB. Harriet has been a Friend of Ataxia UK for over 20 years now, and a trustee for the past four. She has recently taken early medical retirement from her job as a Speciality Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry, and now lives in Lytham St Annes. Dr Bonney is the Chair of the board.