Nicki was diagnosed in 2010 after an unexpected illness with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). She began peritoneal dialysis in March 2014 and received a living donor kidney transplant in November 2014 from her brother, Andrew Burgess.
Nicki is passionate about improving the outcomes of poeple with CKD living in rural, regional and remote areas of NSW. Currently Nicki works for the Centre for Kidney Research and is a PhD candidate at The University of Sydney, where her thesis is Improving access to Dialysis and Transplantation for rural patients with CKD.
For the past 6 years Nicki has een volunteering to help people with CKD and has recieved numerous awards for this including:
Armidale Mayors award 2018
Hunter New England Health Volunteer of the year 2019
Armidale Citizen of the Year 2021
Finalist NSW Regional Woman of the year 2021
Nicki is supported by an amazing team at RKA including
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