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Latest Mindfit podcast episodes from VICSES Health & Wellbeing team: 


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Dr David Cunnington - Sleep Talk 

In episode 5, Paul & Alison chat with Dr David Cunnington, a specialist sleep physician & director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre. He is a leading published researcher and Harvard Medical School graduate, and is also a Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Assoc. Prof. Tony Walker

Episode 2. As part of VICSES's Movember men's health awareness campaign, we chat with Assoc. Prof. Tony Walker, ambassador of the Prostate Cancer Foundation

Dr Hannah McDougall

In episode 4 of the VICSES MindFit podcast we chat to our very own Dr Hannah McDougall, previous World Record Holder, team captain of the Australian Paralympian Swim Team, World Cup Paracyclist, PhD holder, VICSES community engagement officer and practiser of mindfulness.

Prof. Karen Douglas

Episode 3 features Karen Douglas, Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Kent, and leading authority on conspiracy theories. 

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The incredible career of Stephen Warren ESM

Episode 6: Assistant Chief Officer Stephen Warren ESM has spent 43 years at VICSES, including 32 years as a staff member. In that time he's achieved extraordinary things, and helped the agency become the community and volunteer-driven powerhouse it is today.

The great Victorian road trip

Episode 3 - a pair of VICSES road crash rescue veterans provide valuable and eye-opening advice to Victorians heading to regional areas this holiday season. This episode features Wodonga Unit Deputy Controller Lisa Wise and Swan Hill Unit Controller Darren Barnes.
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Celebrating female leaders at VICSES - International Women's Day 2021 

Episode 5 - As the world celebrates International Women's Day, Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) puts the spotlight on two incredible female leaders in our organisation.

This episode features Volunteer Support Officer and former Bairnsdale unit controller Karina Osgood and South Barwon unit controller Lisa Keys - who have dealt with a major bushfire and a tornado between them.

The unsung volunteers

Episode 2. Behind every dedicated and brave VICSES volunteer is a network of people making their own sacrifices. The organisation wishes to thank them as part of the annual 'Your Family, Our Family' campaign.

This episode features Broadmeadows volunteer/Orange Knights secretary Shane Taylor and Gisborne unit volunteer Ross Evans - both proud Dads and active VICSES members.

Learning from History - 2010/11 floods

In Episode 4 two female VICSES leaders - Rochester unit controller Judith Gledhill and Horsham unit controller Crystal Sanders - reflect on the effects of the 2010/11 floods, and how the agency has improved since. 
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Orange skies, orange uniforms

Episode 1: two VICSES volunteers reveal how their small towns in Victoria’s east coped with the 2019/2020 bushfire crisis. This inaugural episode features Bendoc unit controller John Reed and Cann River unit volunteer Sara Matthews – both of whom wore orange uniforms under orange skies.

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