Who am I?

Hello! I’m Alopecia UK’s Support & Development Officer. I joined the AUK staff team in February 2018. I am a Yorkshire girl born and bred who loves to get out and see the world. I enjoy travelling and hope to visit 30 different countries before I’m 30 (Only 2 to go!) I also love cooking, dogs and participating in terrible dancing! I first developed Alopecia Areata in 2014. You can read my alopecia story here

How did I get involved with Alopecia UK?

Having met Amy and Jen from the charity in late 2016 I expressed my keen interest in a job with the charity should the occasion ever arise. I kept in contact with them whilst I had a career break to go travelling, updating them along the way with the ups and downs of travelling with alopecia. To my delight, after interviewing for the Charity Administrator job, I was offered the opportunity to join the team and couldn’t think of a better reason to head on back home!

What are my hopes for Alopecia UK?

Growth! I would love to see Alopecia UK get to a point where it’s strongly established, sustainable and respected so that we never have to worry about people with alopecia not getting the support and guidance needed to help them. I’d like to get to a point where people understand that alopecia is not just the physical manifestation of hair loss but the psychological impact it can have on a person.  I hope to see the research side of things develop as the charity grows and give us all a better understanding of how and why alopecia presents as it does. Further, I hope AUK continues providing people with the ability to connect and make essential support networks.

Favourite inspirational quote:

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. (Walt Whitman)