UniMed Brisbane Speakers Register
Victoria brings a multitude of life and work experiences to her work as a presenter and facilitator.
A complementary-to-medicine health practitioner, a consultant to organisations and people in the nonprofit sector, a micro-business owner several times over and a qualified chef, she has a Master of Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies) and is currently undertaking a research degree exploring both service consumers’ and providers’ experiences of complementary health services delivered in fixed and mobile settings.
Deeply committed to community, Victoria has contributed her time and expertise to a range of social projects for many years, including the boards of numerous nonprofit organisations and a support program for her university peers. Her involvement in women’s health is another way she expresses her interest in women’s well-being in particular and, as a woman living with Hashimoto’s Syndrome – an auto-immune response that results in hypothyroidism – she is uniquely placed to present on living well with a chronic condition.
Drawing on this rich and varied background, the wisdom of her lived experience and an understanding of the underlying energetic principles that govern life and health, Victoria is available to present on a wide range of topics related to women and their relationship with well-being, work, studies and life. Emphasis is placed on the body: how it is impacted by our tendency to over-work, the reasons why we choose to over-do, and how we can begin to love ourselves more and still live with purpose.
"Women have become expert at ‘doing’ or should we say ‘over-doing’ (and I’ve been one of those women) but we really need to be exploring our capacity for being, particularly if we are going to claim to enjoy any sense of well-being and not continue to suffer the consequences of our ‘doing-ness’. I’m passionate about sharing the steps we can take to reclaim ourselves and our vitality from a place that is about honouring who we are as women first, well before we lift a finger to do a thing. This is not about giving up on life – far from it – but living in a way that takes care of who we are rather than treating ourselves as a casualty of all we do."
Victoria is available to speak on a range of topics including but not limited to: