Rory Sullivan-Burke was born in London’s East End in 1983. He has worked in community and care work since he was 16, first supporting children in the inner city and then as a support worker for adults with learning disabilities. He relocated to West Yorkshire in 2007. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, he has used his experience of living with autism to empower and advocate for people on the autistic spectrum. His earliest memories are of music and it has remained an enduring and pivotal obsession. He is an ardent West Ham United fan.