When I was in the Army I also worked as a fitness instructor. I have experience designing training schedules not only for weight loss but for those really looking to increase fitness or to achieve their optimal beach body!
I have experience in occupational health not only from working FIFO in Australia but working as an Occupational Health Nurse for the European Space Agency. I can help you input a healthier work/life balance which is immensely important for stress levels and morale. I also have experience in ergonomics which is another, often overlooked, important factor for your health and wellbeing.
There is an overwhelming amount of evidence that what we put in our mouth matters. When it comes to your sleep, correct nutrition and healthy eating practices are also important to ensure your current eating habits aren’t contributing to your sleep problem!
Of course you may be a little curious as to who I am and why I think I can help you with your sleep! I haven’t always worked in the sleep medicine field and I’ve worn a lot of hats over my medical career.
I started my career off as a medic for the Australian Army and worked in that capacity for about eight years. I worked abroad on deployments and on home soil in a wide variety of clinical settings. After my Army career I became a fly in, fly out (FIFO) paramedic for a few years and enjoyed the challenges to working in remote and challenging settings.
I then moved to The Hague in The Netherlands and this is where I discovered a love of sleep medicine. I was working in an international clinic where I stumbled into the field and have never looked back.
I went to London and worked in a couple of sleep clinics and then went on to do further sleep medicine courses and a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) course in Edinburgh in 2017. I went back to Edinburgh in 2018 for an Advanced CBT-I course and started practicing as a CBT-I therapist in the International Health Centre in The Hague from there on in. I’ve also completed courses through the Australian Psychological Society in Sleep theory and Insomnia. So far, I have helped hundreds patients get their sleep back on track.