Lymphoma Action Editor, Athena McCallum (22) has been selected by the BBC to feature on the careers’ section of their Bitesize digital resource for young people. Athena's role as Editor involves ensuring our extensive resources for people affected by lymphoma are clear, accurate and accessible.
The BBC commissioned an independent production company to make almost 200 photo and film case studies of people aged 16 to 24 working in a wide variety of jobs.
Athena works as part of our publications team of four, producing in-depth health information booklets; updating 130 web-based information pages; editing three annual issues of a magazine and subtitling videos on our YouTube channel. She’s just completed a project to produce Easy Read versions of written resources for people with lymphoma and learning disabilities.
As well as creating these detailed information resources for people affected by lymphoma, she also works on our clinical trials database ensuring that treatment trials and studies are listed and accessible to people affected by lymphoma.
Athena admits that she felt a little embarrassed - but mainly very honoured - to have been chosen to feature on the BBC Bitesize careers’ section of their website.
20 May 2019