Migraine At Work Panel

A live webinar recording from Migraine & Headache Awareness Week

This panel tackles some of the most difficult questions about migraine at work. Should you tell work? If so, how? You’ll also uncover information about our rights and reasonable accommodations.

Speaker: Sarah Abdou

Sarah is a Sydney based lawyer specialising in Employment and Discrimination law who has a passion for social justice. She has worked with various community legal centres including Redfern Legal Centre, Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre, and Kingsford Legal Centre under the UNSW Law school. Currently she is employed as a Solicitor at the Australian Centre for Disability Law and has represented clients at the Fair Work Commission, Anti- Discrimination NSW and Australian Human Rights Commission.

Speaker: Ellee Lines

Ellee can trace migraine back to her teenage years, although it took over 15 years to get diagnosed. Ellee works as a Senior Director at a Marketing Communications agency, where she continues to navigate migraine while working in a demanding and fast-paced industry. 

Three and a half years ago, Ellee’s health suddenly deteriorated resulting in chronic migraine. Since then, she’s continued to work through her recovery, with the goal of getting back to being episodic.    

Ellee is a passionate patient advocate, telling her story to increase awareness and encourage others to identify and advocate for what they need. 

Speaker: Georgia Spencer

Georgia is a professional in the travel and tourism industry who has battled migraine since the age of 13. Her personal journey with the condition has fuelled a commitment to shedding light on the challenges of migraine sufferers. With a passion for trying to raise awareness of the impact of migraine, she actively strives to educate her colleagues in the workplace about this often-misunderstood condition. After exploring an array of treatments, Georgia has crafted a lifestyle that minimises the occurrence of her own migraine attacks, however frequent attacks remain an unfortunate part of her reality.

Speaker: Megan Chapman

Megan most recently served as a coach for a pain management programme. She previously held two jobs, studied a double bachelor degree, and worked as an advocate.

Megan has extensive knowledge of neurological and medical limitations and enjoyed studying psychological behaviour.

She has sought out numerous treatments, including TMS, anti CGRP self-injection pens, injections, and more.

Megan is passionate about spreading awareness and educating others, particularly about migraines / neurological disorders.

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