Torie is a leading, international public speaker, writer, influencer, entrepreneur, world traveller and lecturer. She is an Ambassador for "Yes I Can" with the British Government Department for Work & Pensions, Founder of both Epilepsy Sparks and Media Evolution, and Writer for Huffington Post.
Relying upon her own personal strength has seen Torie overcome personal, professional and public adversities regarding disability and in 2013 she chose to have brain surgery at the UCL Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, London.
Featuring on UK BBC London, BBC 5Live, talkRadio, US Brain Waves Audio and Australian Noongar Radio, Torie’s BBC3 YouTube video in which she featured: “Things Not to Say to Someone with Epilepsy” has been viewed more than half a million times.
With neurological professionals and patients from all over the world, Torie frequently writes for Epilepsy Sparks’ blog and will be speaking at the 2018 International Epilepsy conference in Zurich. Some recent public speaking clients have included KPMG and BUPA.
Born in the UK, Torie grew up in both England and Australia and has worked for international firms with staff in Europe, Australia, the US and Asia.
Torie founded Epilepsy Sparks and the blog soon gained international attention due to its authenticity and rawness. With the interest came the opportunity to feature international guest bloggers from inspiring individuals also affected by epilepsy, including patients, friends, family, employers and professionals from the field such as neurologists and neuroscientists.
Torie speaks of her ongoing challenges with epilepsy, the impact of the condition neurologically, mentally and indeed physically, yet how the support of leaders enabled her to excel.