Sharie has been Chair of Lipoedema UK since 2014. She initiated the first patient survey in 2012 and co-authored Lipoedema UK’s Big Survey Research Report which has been instrumental in creating an impetus for better awareness of Lipoedema and referenced in numerous worldwide research projects. Lipoedema UK continue to play an important role in providing a voice for women with Lipoedema who have consistently been let down by conventional wisdom on weight management and the lack of knowledge of lipoedema throughout the medical profession.
Sharie, along with Mary Warrilow, Lipoedema UK Nurse Consultant and Dr Yannan (Jessica) Jin BSc (Hons) Ph.D FHEA RNutr (Nutrition Science), Senior Lecturer in Nutrition De Montfort University, is committed to a long term study on the effects of Diet and Lifestyle on Lipoedema. Sharie also co-authored ‘Women in dire need denied surgery and treatments: Compression Garments and Liposuction to Manage Lipoedema’ and is currently involved in Lipoedema UK’s latest survey ‘Living with Lipoedema - Liposuction and other treatments’ and the NICE review into Non-cosmetic liposuction in managing Lipoedema guidance’