Ros is author of the critically acclaimed book “Laughing at cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness” published by Brolga Publishing P/L in June 2017. The book is part memoir, part healing guide based on her experience with bowel cancer. It has received widespread media attention including Channel 7 Radio National Lifematters, ABC 774 with Libbi Gorr, Daily Mail and 3AW.
Ros founded her company LaughLife Wellbeing Programs based on her passion for laughter wellness and mindfulness. She is Adjunct lecturer in the School of Public Health at La Trobe University, having previously lectured in health promotion for many years. She has a Master of Public Health and Post Graduate qualifications in Health Promotion.
Ros’s ‘Laugh out Loud’ project in residential aged care facilities featured on ABC TV and in The Herald/Sun and the laughter therapy program for dialysis patients at Monash Health she was part of won the Innovation in Nursing/Midwifery, Monash Health Nursing and Midwifery Award and featured on The Project (Channel 10) and in The Age .
Ros was appointed Laughter Ambassador by Laughter Yoga International University and is Laughter Wellness Expert for the digital TV Channel, The Love Destination. She presented at the 2016 LearnX Live Summit and was guest speaker at the 2014 and 2015 Laughter Wellness conference. She has written for Mamamia, The Huffington Post and Wellbeing Magazine.
Over many years Ros has facilitated her highly successful and enjoyable wellbeing programs and keynote presentations in the community, government and corporate sectors.
Ros is a member of the Association of Applied Therapeutic Humor and International Society for Humor Studies.
With a rich life experience and broad professional and academic background, Ros is well qualified to tailor a keynote presentation or wellbeing program to meet your individual or organisational needs.