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Social Impact Ireland award

Overjoyed to have been nominated and to have won  a Social Impact Ireland award in early December 2021. The Midlife Women Rock cafes continued throughout covid via zoom. To discover I had actually won for pivoting, supporting and continuing the menopause conversation in Ireland was very gratifying. Huge congrats to all of the awesome nominees […]

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New book Midlife Women Rock: A menopause story for a new generation

Writing a book was not something on my bucket list. It was only after I started working with women navigating menopause that I realised the deficit in information was pervasive. Following the interviewing of 20 women in Ireland on their experiences and understandings of menopause and the subsequent  publication of “Silence, Taboo and Midlife Women” […]

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“Embrace” conference year two :Menopause awareness month

Buzzing to be back joining Karen Skidmore, Nicky Williams and Sam Palmer for the second Embrace Midlife and Menopause gathering at the end of October. Menopause awareness month has attracted increased media attention this year! Newspapers and magazines carried weekly coverage of this topic throughout the month. The shift from “invisibility” to becoming  seen as […]

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Menopause conference celebrating menopause awareness month 2021

It was great to join a fantastic line up of expert speakers in the U.K.  on the 8th of October. As international menopause awareness day approaches on the 18th of October, menopause has become a hot topic this month as a result of increased media attention. Information and education transforms women’s experience of this phase […]

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Midlife, menopause and mental health

  Midlife women and mental health is a subject that has  received little  coverage to date. It was wonderful to see the collaboration between St Patricks mental health services and the National Women’s Council last week. The women’s mental health network organised a hugely subscribed seminar on line discussing menopause, mental health and midlife. Dr […]

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A Menopause Story for a New Generation

I recently completed  a book on Midlife women and Menopause. It will be published over the coming months. Having researched menopause over the last three years I believe there is a need for a new story around this time in women’s lives. The old story has limited disempowered and disenfranchised menopausal women for decades. The […]

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