Speakers Profile - Dr Toby Ford

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Dr Toby Ford has been a leader in corporate health for more than two decades and has helped organisations and their executives and staff - across countries and industries.

Toby’s clients span the mining, resource and construction industries through to government departments, education and professional service firms.

Toby is a leading expert in the area of corporate health risk management and is a nationally acknowledged speaker and medical practitioner on health, lifestyle, stress and motivation.

Dr Toby Ford graduated from University of Queensland Medical School in 1984. After graduation he spent time in several Queensland public hospitals before entering a period of practice in rural and city locations. A period of time with the Flying Doctor service cemented his interest in rural health and wellbeing for remote people.

On returning from gaining experience overseas, he has committed to a career in preventative health for working aged men and women. This experience has expanded to clinical services, public speaking and the development of the organisational health risk management systems. In recent years he has focused his research to include wellness, performance and resilience studies.

Toby is a guest lecturer in the University Queensland Business School curriculum and is completing his qualifications for the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Toby is a member of the Anglican Church Grammar School governance body.

He is a past board member of the Queensland Section, Royal Flying Doctor Service and past President of the Workplace Health Association Australia, of which Ford Health is a foundation member. He has also served as Director of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Senior Medical Examiner, Life Insurance and Actuarial Medicine, Queensland Coal Board, and Visiting Medical Officer to several hospitals in Brisbane.

Toby Ford delivers proactive health management programs to improve the performance of individuals and organisations. His aim is to help employees identify and address their own health risks and support them to make change by overcoming obstacles that prevent them from realising their full potential.

Toby’s Corporate Health programs are proactive and tailored to specific business needs. Firstly, we assist employees to identify their own health risks. We then support and enable them to make changes to improve their own health with information, tools and advice. Along the way we measure and track the program to monitor its success. The results are improved health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Ford Health offers a number of services designed to suit the needs of different workgroups.

Dr Toby Ford presents many keynotes, workshops, starter sessions for conferences, company retreats and staff development programs on health risk programming in workplaces. With various television, radio and conference presentations he promotes the virtues of maintaining quality of working life, lifestyle and wellbeing.

Speaking Topics Include
Health & Lifestyle
The relationship between health and work
Rural Health
Stress Management
Resilience and Wellbeing
Work Life Balance
Health Promotion Programs that Work at Work