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FOUNDERS

WHO WE ARE

Having family members diagnosed with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Nicole and Stacey were frustrated by the lack of awareness and understanding of ARFID both within the medical community and public, so in January of 2019, decided to take the positive step of creating a “bricks and mortar” not-for-profit that would work on behalf of individuals, parents and medical professionals to provide both groups with up-to-date relevant information, research and support.

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Nicole Kirkland

 Chair & Co-Founder

Nicole is mum to a young ARFID warrior and a Strategy Partner with 20 years experience working in both the UK and Australia across a number of the world’s most globally recognised consumer brands. More recently, Nicole has made the move to Pharma & Healthcare communications and has enjoyed working across a number of therapy areas.

Nicole holds an MSc in Media & Communications from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and is excited to be applying her career-long skillset to something which she hopes will improve lives and make a positive difference in the world.

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Stacey Lambert

Secretary & Co-Founder

Stacey's passion for ARFID stems from personal experience, advocating and witnessing the challenges faced by a loved one, and the fight for diagnosis and understanding back in the early 2010’s.

Stacey has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, which has equipped her with a strong foundation in understanding human behavior and mental health. Later pursuing a Master's degree in Human Resources (MCIPD) she now has over 25 years experience working predominantly within professional services and IT outsourcing. 

By amplifying the voices of those affected and collaborating with healthcare professionals, researchers, and policymakers, Stacey is determined to drive positive change.

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