Emerge Australia Imagine Podcast Series

Emerge Australia Imagine Podcast Series

In the podcast, we will delve into various aspects related to ME/CFS and Long Covid. From discussing the challenges faced by individuals with these conditions to exploring potential solutions, we aim to provide hope and support to our listeners.


December 7, 2023 38 mins
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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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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November 23, 2023 48 mins
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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November 16, 2023 32 mins
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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November 9, 2023 31 mins
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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October 12, 2023 48 mins
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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October 5, 2023 30 mins
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. Fish...

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September 28, 2023 48 mins
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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September 21, 2023 35 mins
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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September 14, 2023 53 mins
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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