Victoria has worked extensively in the health and disability sectors for over thirty years.
Initially training as a Division 2 nurse and specialising in rehabilitation practice for people with spinal cord and neurological injuries (Acquired Brain Injury).
This training led Victoria to develop fundamental principles about the holistic rights of people requiring support.
This perspective was further enhanced while working with people in a range of residential settings whose disabilities included Acquired Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Fredrick’s ataxia and Huntington’s disease.
Completing an Associate Diploma in Community Development (Barton College of T.A.F.E) and later a Diploma of Business in Community Services and Health Management (Swinburne University of Technology). Victoria went on to a career in the community sector.
While working for Westernport Speaking Out (a self-advocacy service for people with intellectual disabilities), Victoria completed two research projects 'Whose Home is It?' and 'The Forgotten Homeless" raising the issues of Young People in Nursing Homes.
At Headway Victoria (a statewide advocacy service for people with an Acquired Brain Injury), Victoria`s role included individual, group and systemic advocacy and the organisation of the Victorian response to the national campaign in 2000, highlighting the ongoing issues of young people in nursing homes.
As a Case Manager for people with Acquired Brain Injury working in the Melbourne Citymission statewide team, Victoria completed her Graduate Certificate in Social Policy (R.M.I.T) and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (R.M.I.T).
During her employment at Melbourne Citymission, Victoria also worked as a planner for three years under the 'My Future, My Choice' a State and Federal Government program addressing inappropriate housing and the unmet needs for equipment and therapy for young people in nursing homes.
Victoria established Stabilise to enable people with disabilities and those requiring support, the ability to access adult sex toys and products. Sexual expression for people with a disability or support need is a fundamental human right and remains a complex area for families, carers, government and organisations to address.