Patron and Board Members
Alex is a leading international expert on the cancer-related condition Lymphoedema, and more recently Lipoedema. He is a consultant plastic surgeon at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee where he carries out Liposuction on the NHS on both conditions.
Isobel has worked within the Hotel, Catering and Food Industry for 33 years and currently runs her own Food and Food Safety consultancy firm. She was diagnosed with Lipoedema at the age of 51, having inherited it from her mother and paternal grandmother. She lives in the countryside outside Edinburgh in Scotland and is passionate about raising awareness of Lipoedema.
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Ronnaug is a Chartered Physiotherapist and a Mensendieck and Pilates Instructor. She was diagnosed with Lipoedema in 1998 at the age of 26. Ronnaug is very keen to promote movement and exercise, in order to live healthily with Lipoedema.
Anne is a lymphoedema nurse and Vodder MLD therapist. She is an active researcher, teacher and writer, and has a variety of interest areas including self-care, compression therapy and MLD. Anne was awarded a PhD in 2011, and is very proud to be working with Talk Lipoedema.
Ali is a facilitator, coach and trainer with her own consulting business based in Falkirk. She was diagnosed with Lipoedema at the age of 36 whilst having the signs and symptoms of it from her teens. Alison is extremely keen build understanding of Lipoedema out-with the Talk Lipoedema community and can often be found sharing her story to those who take an interest.
Karen was diagnosed with lipoedema in 2015 after having first been diagnosed with lymphoedema in 2005, unfortunately the lymphoedema was masking a much bigger problem. I am a trained Reflexologist and lymphatic therapist.