About me

Multi-skilled and multi-passionate.



I am proud of the qualifications and experience I've earned over many years. But that's just part of my story. 

I have a wealth of skill and experience in the violence against women arena in Australia and the UK. I have led, and contributed to ground-breaking, innovative, change-making and visionary work that has made systems work better and has saved women's and children's lives.

To find out more about what I’m working on now, how to hire me and what my availability is head over to my domestic violence consultancy page for more information.

After decades of honing the skills that have enabled me to lead and influence across a broad range of roles in the violence against women arena, I'm redirecting some of my attention and energy to focus more deeply on teaching, speaking & writing from my own truth and wisdom. That is, the truth of my life and work experience and the wisdom of my experience and maturity. I want to explore new ways of sharing stories, teaching and training towards ending violence against women.

I am based in the French Pyrenees with strong family and work connections to Australia and the UK. I am currently commuting to London for several weeks each month where I am working for a domestic violence charity, leading a national project to improve the health sector’s responses to domestic violence.

When not in London, I spend time on my writing projects, developing women's writing retreats and researching my novel based on my feisty French great aunt. I also spend time taking care of myself and those around me. This means attending to joyful pursuits such as cooking, reading, hiking in the mountains, swimming in waterfalls, walking my dog and enjoying a rich social and cultural life in the village I call home. 

Of course, if I had known how much I would love writing for pleasure, I might have started sooner.

Deb Nicholson’s writing is honest, clear and revealing and gives hope to healing from domestic violence. It’s as if I am looking into a window and her writing is telling me she made it out of the chaos and the craziness.
— Susan Regan, Therapist, Relationship Expert & Coach
Thank you again for a brilliant lecture / training that our students talked about long after, and wrote about on both final exams!
— Beth E Molnar, Associate Professor & Director, PhD Program in Population Health, Northeastern University, Boston, USA.