Do you need someone to come and talk at a professional diabetes or consumer event, conference or workshop?
Have a diabetes article or blog post you need written?
Love a speaker to come to your workplace to talk about managing & living with diabetes so you can improve staff health, wellbeing and productivity?
Need a Consultant or consumer advocate on a diabetes project?
Or guidance on setting up and using social media and blogging in your diabetes organisation or practice?
With a 30 year career in mental health, working in diabetes as a diabetes educator and counsellor since 2001; a pioneer in use of online counselling and social media for health after setting up my own diabetes online counselling service in 2001; becoming one of Australia's top bloggers; and working in my own business as a diabetes blogger, writer, speaker and advocate, I have gallons of knowledge and expertise to share. I was a state finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards in 2016 and the Telstra Business Women's Awards - for purpose and social enterprise, in 2015.
I am a very experienced writer, public speaker and workshop presenter and have presented to small, intimate groups, right through to keynote sessions at 10,000 attendee scientific diabetes conferences across the world. I love to talk! I have acted as consumer representative on Commonwealth projects, as well as various working parties and groups. I have run consumer events and diabetes retreats across a range of settings.
Having worked in diabetes since 2001, as well as having lived with type 1 diabetes since 1979, I can share stories around the lived experience of diabetes, mental health and wellbeing, diabetes burnout and depression.
I have a particular interest in type 1 diabetes and pregnancy and am undertaking my PhD in this area with completion at the end of 2018. This is my first study
I have written, edited and published books on diabetes; written for numerous journals, blogs and magazines, including Diabetic Living, Diabetes Australia, Diabetes Living; and featured on many more. I have been writing online in diabetes since 2001. Read more about me here
Please get in touch to chat about your needs.