Dr. Clare Fenton - Trustee
Dr Clare Fenton holds a Masters in Psychiatry from the University of Leeds, and is a practicing Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She is a Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of York, in a joint appointment between Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust and Hull York Medical School. Her current research focuses on preventative strategies and interventions in young people vulnerable to or suffering from mental health problems. She has a particular interest in research into preventing and treating self-harming behaviours and eating disorders.
Dr. Gillian Harris - Trustee
Dr Gillian Harris has carried out research into infant and child feeding behaviour and appetite regulation at the University of Birmingham, School of Psychology, UK, for the past 38 years. She was also a Consultant Paediatric Clinical Psychologist for 30 years, and led a feeding clinic at The Children’s
Hospital, Birmingham, UK, where she worked with infants and children who were food averse.
Her specific research and clinical interest is the development of food acceptance and rejection in early infancy and early childhood, and the effect of early experience on later food preferences. She has written around 100 published papers, articles and book chapters on these areas, and been awarded multiple research grants to support her research. She has also made many media appearances, both on television and radio. Her latest book, on Food Refusal and Avoidant Eating in Children, was published in 2017.
Sarah Mason - Trustee
Sarah Mason is a speech and language therapist who has worked in the field of feeding difficulties for over 25 years, most of this time at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Her particular interests are the impact of tube feeding in infancy on later oral feeding, sensory feeding difficulties and Avoidant and Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). She currently works as a freelance speech and language therapist and runs workshops on feeding difficulties with Dr Gillian Harris.
Dr. Rosan Meyer - Trustee
Rosan completed her degree in Dietetics in South Africa and specialised in paediatric nutrition in the UK. In 2004, she finished her MSc in Paediatric Nutrition and in 2008 her PhD at Imperial College London. She was the principal research dietitian at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children until December 2015, leading a project on the impact of gastrointestinal food allergies on children and their families and after this worked with the allergy team at St. Thomas Hospital as research dietitian until 2018. In addition, she has a busy paediatric dietetic practice specialising in food allergy, feeding difficulties and faltering growth in London. She has published numerous articles on paediatric nutrition, food allergy, feeding difficulties and is in particular interested in the association between growth and food allergy.
She is currently module leader for the Food Hypersensitivity Module that forms part of the MSc in Allergy at Imperial College London, and is honorary senior lecturer in paediatrics at the same university. She is also visiting Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium, on their MSc on Deglutology (swallow disorders). She is the chair of the European Section of the International Network for Diet and Allergy, secretary of the Allied Health and Primary Care Interest Group of EAACI and member of several EAACI task forces on food allergy.
James Raymond - Trustee & Treasurer
James is a Banker with over 18 years of experience in Commodities and Foreign Exchange, currently working as Chief of Staff for Product at a Commercial Bank in London. His background in the Finance Industry, with particular focus on governance & oversight, as well as revenue generation, brings an alternative view point to our Board. He is delighted to support our charity, helping maximise our ability to support all those whose lives are impacted directly or indirectly by ARFID. His passion for our mission and his career positions him perfectly to provide additional support as our Treasurer. James lives in East Sussex with his family.