Dr. Yumiko


Dr. Kadota is an Australian-trained medical doctor whose expertise extends beyond her notable accomplishments in the medical and literary fields. Originally from Tokyo, Yumiko Kadota is an influential Speaker, Creator & Author of the bestselling author of Emotional Female - published by Penguin Books in 2021.


Yumiko actively addresses critical societal issues and provides valuable insights on a range of topics including burnout and mental health, domestic violence, eating disorders and body image, gender equity, and inclusive healthcare. With her deep understanding of the challenges faced by medical professionals, Dr. Kadota has become a prominent advocate for addressing burnout and promoting mental health within the medical community. She has delivered impactful talks on physician wellbeing to esteemed organizations, including the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), Australian Medical Association, and Australian Orthopaedic Association.


Dr. Kadota has been featured in prestigious publications, such as the Sydney Morning Herald and the New York Times. Her interviews have reached a global audience through television programs, including ABC The Drum, 7.30 Report, News Breakfast, Nine Morning News, and SBS Insight. Additionally, her insights have been shared through popular podcasts like Mamamia No Filter, Shameless, and Ladies We Need to Talk, as well as BBC World Radio.


Not only has her memoir been nominated for the Australian Book Industry Awards for two categories -best biography and best audiobook, in her spare time Yumiko is a qualified yoga, BodyPump and RsssPM instructor.

Speaker Topics: 

Burnout & Mental Health | Domestic Violence | Eating Disorders & Body Image | Gender Equity | Inclusive Healthcare