Pauline's unique experience of PKU, inherited metabolic disorder, chronic injury, and brain injury make for an exciting and motivational presentation.

"Her story was phenomenal, and really shows anything is possible."

Pauline has worked with Headway and other local organisations to assist brain injury survivors; and to raise awareness of brain injury in the community. She has also spoken at corporate and patient PKU events to share her experience with others who are living with inherited metabolic disorders.

If you are looking for a speaker who understands inury and chronic illness; yet who will motivate your group with care please contact Pauline.

Content writing & editing

Pauline has produced content for businesses, patient groups, charities, and specialist food companies since 2014. She also provides copy editing and proofing services.

"I'd love to read more from this author as her style is so easy to read."

Looking for a content creator with over 20 years of experience in the wine and drinks trade?

Someone who knows the scent of freshly pressed grapes on a winery night shift, the difficulty of whittling down hundreds of tasting samples to a short list for sale, and the subtlety of freshly brewed sake straight from the tank? Pauline has worked in vineyards, wineries, cellar doors, salesrooms, and educational settings in three different countries.

Please see the examples below, or contact Pauline to discuss your requirements.


Bachelor in Viticulture and Oenology, Lincoln University, NZ.
Diploma in Wines & Spirits, Wine & Spirit Education Trust, London, UK


Drinks business content: ‘How do you taste wine?’ commissioned by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

An entry-level article explaining wine tasting to consumers. The piece included a CTA to several products, and has provided perennial value to the company over several campaigns.

Speaking to brain injury survivors: Occupational course with Headway Hertfordshire.

Pauline has spoken with numerous Headway groups. This was a presentation to a closed group who were following a multi-week programme with an Occupational Therapist. As part of the work on fatigue, Pauline spoke about her experience and provided advice on managing fatigue in a return to employment.

"I found Pauline’s talk around fatigue very interesting."

Writing on PKU: The power of kindness’ for NSPKU News & Views Issue 168, Winter 2021.

Pauline's articles have appeared on Nutricia's website, the NSPKU website, and in the News and Views magazine. This article explored how kindness to others can affect our mental wellbeing while we manage this chronic disorder.

"Loved it! Very wise words as we go into another difficult winter xx"

Contact Pauline to discuss your content or speaking requirements.

© Pauline O’Connor 2021: NSPKU News & Views Issue 168 Winter 2021