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Our Emerge Australia Imagine Podcast Series

Episode 20 – Dr Lucinda Bateman

Dr Lucinda Bateman, MD, is a distinguished clinician, researcher, and educator. A product of the esteemed Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Dr Bateman has always placed the patient at the centre of her practice. Her philosophy is clear – just because a condition is unknown or unexplained does not mean the patient should receive anything

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Episode 19 – Dr Chris Armstrong

In this podcast CEO Anne Wilson is in a most interesting conversation with Dr Chris Armstrong PhD, who performs research in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute at the University of Melbourne, here in Australia. Before returning to Australia at the end of 2020 he was overseas researching under

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Episode 18 – Professor Anthony Komaroff MD

In this inspirational conversation, CEO of Emerge Australia Anne Wilson, talks with international ME/CFS luminary Professor Anthony Komaroff, who so generously reflects on far-ranging ME/CFS global matters – from the early pivotal Australian Dubbo Study to the recent seminal Frontiers of Medicine roadmap to the evidence article; from Graded Exercise Therapy to lessons we have

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Episode 17 – Dr Elizabeth Unger

Today we bring you Anne Wilson in another fascinating conversation, this time in Emerge Australia’s Imagine Podcasts, with Dr Elizabeth Unger. Dr Unger received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA and her PhD and MD from the University of Chicago. She completed her residency and fellowship in anatomic pathology at

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Episode 16 – Dr Alain Moreau

In this podcast Anne Wilson, CEO Emerge Australia, is in a fascinating conversation with Dr Alain Moreau, hot on the heels of his enlightening November keynote address at The National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases, ME/CFS and Long COVID International Conference in northern New South Wales. Dr Moreau is a Full Professor in the

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Episode 15 – Dr David Systrom

In this podcast, Anne Wilson, CEO Emerge Australia is in enlightening discussions with Dr David Systrom, who recently presented a most absorbing keynote address at The National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases, ME/CFS and Long COVID International Conference in northern New South Wales, here in Australia. Dr Systrom is a member of the Brigham

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Episode 14 – Nicholas Carlton

This week’s podcast is with Nicholas Carlton, Former Creative Director, Advocate and ME/CFS Sufferer: Nicholas Carlton who was a senior political advisor and creative director but was forced at the age of 31 years to medically retire. He has been suffering with ME/CFS and fibromyalgia now for around two and a half years. An eloquent writer

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Episode 13 – Dr Alex Lubansky

Chemical Engineer, PhD Ice-Cream, Father and MECFS Sufferer— In this remarkable podcast, Anne Wilson talks with Dr Alex Lubansky, chemical engineer in ice-cream and father of two teenage boys. Alex was an engineering academic in the UK and Australia before starting up a biomedical device company, Haemograph, where he is the Chief Technical Officer. We

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Episode 12 – Bloom – Amanda Canzurlo

Amanda Canzurlo, who uses the stage name of Bloom, was diagnosed with glandular fever at the age of 16. After being bedridden for approximately 8-10 weeks she was then diagnosed with ME/CFS. Back then, before Facebook and widespread internet use, there wasn’t much easily accessible research, patient information or support services. When Amanda returned to

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Episode 11 – Zoe Simmons

In this illuminating podcast, Anne Wilson talks with Zoe Simmons – award-winning journalist, editor, author, speaker, poet and advocate with a passion for making a difference. Zoe describes herself as proudly disabled, chronically ill, and autistic. She has an extraordinary ability to candidly write and speak about these topics to smash stigma, create change, and

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Episode 10 – Kate Baychek

In this podcast Anne Wilson is in an extraordinary conversation with Kate Baychek who is a carer for her bedbound adult child with ME. She’s also a registered nurse who has worked in the public hospital system over 35 years. Kate is utterly floored at the demands of caring 24/7 for a bedbound person, particularly

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Episode 9 – Jenny Meagher and Pete

A longer than usual but very entertaining, deeply personal window into an inspirational and loving couple, sharing the beauty of being in relationship with your best friend, along with the grit and grief surrounding the impacts on families of invisible complex disabilities. In this moving episode, Anne Wilson is talking with Jenny Meagher and her

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Episode 8 – Dr Steven Sommer and Tori

In this podcast, Anne Wilson talks with Dr Steven Sommer and his partner Tori. Steven and Tori live in Geelong Victoria. Steven graduated from medical school in 1984 and became a GP in 1991. He began teaching stress management in the early 90s while practicing and lecturing at Monash University’s Department of General Practice. Recognising

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Episode 7 – Mark Clisby

In this unique podcast, we share a fascinating behind-the-scenes exchange between Emerge Australia’s CEO Anne Wilson and Chair Mark Clisby. Mark is co-founder and CEO of two social enterprises and has an extensive background in the Australian Public Service, universities, and NGOs, including as Deputy Director Human Resources at Flinders University, Director Human Resources at

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Episode 6 – Lynne Harris

This conversation, hosted by Anne Wilson, is with the extraordinary Lynne Harris, who has been caring for her oldest son, who has just turned 34, for over 3 years. Prior, Lynn was a full-time junior primary teacher. She had to change her life as a mother of two in order to provide the 24/7 nursing

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Episode 5 – Professor Paul Fisher

Emerge Australia CEO Anne Wilson is in a very special conversation with Emeritus Professor Paul Fisher, former Head of Microbiology, Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Microbiology, La Trobe University – whose research interests include the study of neurodegenerative disease, mitochondrial biology, Parkinson’s disease and the roles of mitochondria in disease. Of particular emphasis for us is Prof. Fisher’s dedication

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Episode 4 – Simone Eyssens

In this podcast, Anne Wilson talks with Emerge Australia’s Research Director, Simone Eyssens, who has been a key member of our Emerge team since 2018. Simone lives with severe ME/CFS. Before becoming unwell, she worked as a psychologist for many years, in both private practice and organisational settings. She also trained counsellors in an undergraduate

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Episode 3 – Dr Mark Donohoe

Anne Wilson is talking with Dr. Mark Donohoe, who graduated from Sydney University in 1980, and opened his medical practice on the Central Coast of New South Wales in 1983, where his patients led him into the fields of Environmental Medicine and Nutritional Medicine. He has been awarded fellowships from the Australian Society of Environmental

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Episode 2 – Chris Quill

CEO Anne Wilson is in conversation with Chris Quill in a visceral exploration of the profound impacts of ME/CFS on his life. Chris shares the challenges as he has transitioned from a fit, healthy family man, with a rich career giving back to others as a disability support expert. His life, however, was shattered by

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Episode 1 – Tracey Spicer

In this podcast, Emerge CEO Anne Wilson talks with Ambassador Tracey Spicer AM. We will learn from Tracey’s lived experiences and gain insights that can shed light on this journey. Tracey says she became aware of ME/CFS through cousins who battled it some years ago as young women. They had gone from leading busy, active, vibrant lives

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