If you are interested in me contributing content to your cause, freelance writing for your publication, would like to get a quote from me or permission to use or republish an article, then please get in touch at contact@joelvsarthritis.co.uk.

As well as telling my own story, I specialise in writing about patient experiences, mental health, pain, chronic illness and parenting with disability and am open-minded about tackling any subject requiring patient advocacy. As a Patient Leader with lived experience of disability from a young age, I can write with authority on these experiences and have a talent for taking subjects’ background and telling their story in my typical lyrical and empathetic way.

Leaning on my experiences of songwriting and poetry, you will see from articles featured on this website and those published elsewhere (examples below) that I use a unique style that captures any reader’s attention with a sensitivity that’s respectful of the subject. Get in touch to discuss further.

For posts about my published work and media interviews, see here.

For my most popular quotes, tweets and curated comments, click here.

As well as writing for this site, my work has also featured in the following publications.

A selection of articles I’ve written for other organisations/publications


Why Psoriatic Arthritis Is Much More Than Skin Deep

A week in the life of a flaring psoriatic arthritis sufferer

Managing Psoriatic Arthritis and Knee Pain

Three’s A Crowd: Arthritis Was Ruining My Friendships

Why 2020 Is the Perfect Time to Talk about Your Arthritis

Finding a Balance: Parenting, a Pandemic and PsA

How Psoriatic Arthritis Impacts My Mental Health

The fear of psoriatic arthritis progression

National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society

Pain and Parenting: when the happiest year of your life becomes the hardest (Spring Magazine 2020)


Chronic Illness & Mental Health: An Inevitable Combination

Parenting in pain and what it can’t take away


As shielding comes to an end in England, do you feel safe?


Arthr | Personal stories from people with arthritis – Joel’s story

Psoriasis Association

Joel and Psoriatic Arthritis

Joel’s Story



BBC Look East – May 2020


Versus Arthritis national radio advert campaign sharing my story on Capital, Classic, Gold, Heart, LBC and Radio X – April 2020

BBC Radio Norfolk – Breakfast Show – June 2020

Times Radio Interview – Breakfast Show – August 2020


Chronic illness in the age of coronavirus’ – The Independent

24 year battle with painful arthritis – EDP/Norwich Evening News/Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury

Let’s Talk About…Psoriatic Arthritis‘ – for Me vs Arthritis

My story – Versus Arthritis

New research reveals shielding experiences of millions with arthritis – Versus Arthritis

Father’s Day post – Versus Arthritis

Living with Arthritis During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Global Perspective – Creakyjoints.org

Hacked off with life right now? It’s OK – Arthur’s Place

‘Don’t let arthritis be your excuse. Ever’ – Juvenile Arthritis Research

‘Not an old person’s disease’: Norfolk man on arthritis diagnosis aged 12 – Eastern Daily Press & Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury

Guest posts on other blogs

The reality of pain and parenting‘ – Undercover Superhero’s ‘Reality of’ Series


My profile on Psoriatic-Arthritis.com

WEGO Health Public Profile