About us Trustees Lynn Wilks Lynn’s whole career has been healthcare. She started as a NHS hospital biomedical scientist and from there has worked in various marketing, advocacy and public policy roles in pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and health services. Her passion is for the patient - enabling the NHS to provide care for patients, and for those patients to be treated in an informed way, as an individual and with dignity. She has worked with a number of health charity partners in the past. "I was first affected by alopecia, telogen effluvium, 20 years ago as a result of hypothyroidism. My hair recovered within a year and I have only ever had the occasional bald patch since. Then wham, as if 2020 wasn’t bad enough, I developed alopecia totalis and then alopecia universalis. Little has changed in 20 years in terms of treatments of psychological support. Alopecia UK’s website was excellent in providing me with the up to date information I needed on diagnosis and treatments and the Alopecia UK Facebook group was great for the support and empathy I really needed. I want to use my past experience to advise and provide Support, Awareness and Research via the healthcare professionals who treat us. I hope to help ensure we all get the same good access to treatments and wigs wherever in the UK we live".