William McKeown has severe haemophilia A. He has served as a patient advocate across several organisations in the past 8 years including the UK Haemophilia Society, Haemophilia NI and the European Haemophilia Consortium. He completed the Step Up Reach Out Leadership Programme for young men with bleeding disorders in 2012/13 with the University of Houston/Bayer® and later acted as a mentor at international meetings.
He also served as a patient representative on the UK Clinical Research Group from 2016-2018. Currently, he is completing an expert patient course with the European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation.
William works as a doctor at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast as a Specialist Registrar in Care of the Elderly and Stroke Medicine and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh). William lives with his wife Ruth in Bangor, Co. Down and in his free time enjoys running and playing the cello.