• Tanysha Dissanayake

    Hi, I am Tanysha Dissanayake and I am 21 years old. I was a professional tennis player prior to my Covid infection but now I have been forced to stop playing. I started playing tennis when I was 5 years old, it was my whole world and I loved it. I am housebound and unable to work or study and I am reliant on my family.
    My goal is to spread awareness and get more people speaking about Long Covid.

    Oonagh Cousins

    Oonagh Cousins is a visiting research fellow at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, studying Long Covid. She is a former professional athlete from the British Rowing Team. She was preselected for the Tokyo Olympics in March 2020, but was forced to retire from professional sport as a result of Long Covid. She holds an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS, and MA in Biological Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge. As ambassador, Oonagh regularly engages with the media, utilising her platform as a professional athlete to raise awareness and advocate for Long Covid. She is also a member of our Advocacy and Fundraising & Finance team.

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