Tom has been editor of the UK’s favourite disability lifestyle publication, Able Magazine, since 2013. He has also become a regular media commentator, doing interviews for BBC radio and television broadcasts, as well as independent and hospital radio programmes; also contributing to the The I newspaper, Scottish Sunday Express, the Metro website and Travel Weekly. In 2019 Tom was recognised as a Shaw Trust, Disability Power 100 Influencer.
Tom is widely known and trusted in disability circles, with friends involved in every aspect of the disability community. He’s worked with an array of disability organisations and events, as well as other non-disability organisations, encouraging them to see disability as a necessary part of a diverse portfolio of interests.
With over 10 years’ experience in the disability ‘industry’ Tom is often in demand as an expert/judge on various panels and awards. He’s worked with the Creative Diversity Network Awards, is a panellist, moderator and advisor with Naidex, a Remap Awards judge, and a Scope National Disability Awards judge.
Recently, Tom was invited to become a trustee with NDA award-winning disability organisation, MS Together, as well as working on projects with the Open University, Glasgow School of Art and in achieving better representation of disabled people in government.
Tom has lived experience of disability. He received a late diagnosis of cystic fibrosis in his 30s.
As an editor, Able Magazine is engineered to provide a positive design for disabled people aiming to lead an active and independent lifestyle.