Core Team

by Arthur's Place

We are delighted to introduce you to the brilliant team behind the scenes at Arthur's Place

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Andrea McBride – Director

Hello everyone, I’m Andrea. I’m the founder of Arthur’s Place and a former Advanced Rheumatology Nurse Specialist, working within the NHS. I’m also a founding partner of the health communications agency, Digital Nurse.

Every day I’m inspired by the courage, resilience and compassion for each other shown by young people with arthritis. I consider it a great privilege to listen to your stories and to work on your behalf to build understanding and raise awareness that arthritis is not “an old person’s disease”. Connect with me on LinkedIn

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Sarah Edwards – Content Strategist, Digital Nurse

Hi, I’m Sarah, co-founder of Arthur’s Place and Content Strategist at health communications agency, Digital Nurse. I’m also Andrea’s sister!

I’ve worked in media for a crazy number of years, editing magazines, creating lifestyle websites and building online communities. Now at Digital Nurse, with Andrea, I help organisations create empathic and uplifting content, supporting people living with health conditions to feel confident in managing their condition and live their best lives. Arthur’s Place is our origin project and holds a very special place in my heart. Connect with me on LinkedIn. 


Jess – Arthur’s Heroes Podcast Host

Hi, I’m Jess and I’m the host of Arthur’s Heroes, our podcast series. I was diagnosed just after my 21st birthday, and although it was a shock, it was a huge relief to have some answers! I discovered Arthur’s Place soon afterwards and was keen to contribute to such a fantastic community, especially producing audio – it’s my lifelong dream to be a radio presenter! I currently live in Cornwall with my cat, where I love being outside, walking, swimming and rowing. I can’t wait to chat to more fascinating people and produce more podcasts this year!


Hannah McBride – Video & Zoom Coordinator

Hello! My name is Hannah and I’m the video and Zoom coordinator for Arthur’s Place. I’ll be creating video content for Arthur’s Place TV, our YouTube channel and social media platforms, as well as organising and putting on Zoom events for our lovely Arthur’s Place family.

I’m 26 years old and living in Greater Manchester, where I teach P.E. to primary school children and am the head coach of a successful cheerleading team. As well as coaching, I remain a cheerleader myself; my love of competing is rooted in my love of working within an inspiring team environment, which is exactly what we have at Arthur’s Place. Alongside this, I’ve been creating promotional videos for my cheerleading team for a number of years, and am excited to use the passion that I have to create content for a whole new community!

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