Talk Lipoedema

About Us


Mr Alex Munnoch

Patron
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 MacEwan

Chair
Isobel was one of the founders of Talk Lipoedema. She was diagnosed with Lipoedema at the age of 51, having inherited it from her mother and paternal grandfather. She lives in the countryside outside Edinburgh in Scotland and is passionate about raising awareness of Lipoedema. She never wants another women to live as long as she did without a diagnosis.

Get in touch isobelmacewan@talklipoedema.org


Cath Bussey

Secretary
Cath was first diagnosed with Lipo/lymphedema in 2013, after having been misdiagnosed in 1992. This led to her joining Talk Lipoedema and has driven her to help others learn and understand our condition and to try help get earlier diagnosis for everyone.

She also thrives organising fundraiser and events.


Nicola Meikle

Trustee
I was diagnosed with lipoedema in 2020 and finding Talk Lipoedema has been a great support. In my day job I work in HR and I am passionate about helping people be the best they can be and love helping them reach their potential.


Dr Anne Williams

Trustee
Anne is a Nurse Consultant in Lymphology and Vodder MLD therapist. She is an active researcher, university lecturer and writer, and has a variety of interest areas including self-care and self-management, compression therapy, epidemiology, and manual lymphatic drainage. Anne was awarded a PhD in 2011, and works part-time at the University of the West of Scotland teaching adult nurses. She supports post-graduate research students and welcomes any enquiries from those wishing to undertake research projects related to lipoedema.


Karen Windsor

Trustee
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.