ANITA BROWN - MAJOR
Anita Brown-Major is an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about working with individuals to address their sexual health needs.
Since completing her 1998 honors thesis on the experiences of how older women’s sexuality is managed during rehabilitation, she has worked extensively in subacute rehabilitation and has always included sexuality as part of her quality of life treatment planning.
Anita has extensive rehabilitation experience, including amputee, mental health (PTSD) and has specialized in neurological rehabilitation. She and has worked both locally and internationally.
Anita is a passionate advocate of occupational therapy and completed extensive research into the management of sexuality and disability.
Strangely enough Anita loves public speaking and is dedicated to educating all healthcare professionals to be comfortable in addressing sexuality as part of their routine practice.
Anita has been presenting and running sexuality workshops since 2014 and tailors each session to the individual healthcare setting.
2014 - Current
Member of International OT and Sexuality Special Interest Group, Local OT networks, Aust OT association.
Graduate Certificate of Health Science (OT), The University of Sydney
Bobath trained (Specialised Neuro Rehabilitation)
Assessment of Motor and Process Skills
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) La Trobe University
MEDIA / PUBLICATIONS
Get cliterate: how a Melbourne doctor is redefining female sexuality
Good Weekend, The Age
Sexuality, intimacy and cancer booklet
Cancer Council (PDF download)
OnlyFans + masturbating when you have a disability
The Hook up - Triple J
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Simone Sheridan is a nurse educator and sexual health nurse consultant with considerable experience in supporting patients with concerns related to sexual health and intimacy. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with other health professionals and has facilitated many seminars and workshops on the topic of sexual health.
MEDIA / PUBLICATIONS
2020 ICEN Conference