Public Speaking and Lecturing
I can speak without hesitation at breakfast, lunch, dinner, after dinner, full days, half days, you name it… and of course, being of Irish heritage, I can talk about anything!
Don’t be intimidated or bored by my leaning towards the neuroscientific and academic side of life. There’s a volume of comedic material when you’re talking about the human brain. I lecture at Universities, including “Oxford” but am just as at home in a rugby club. Workshops, seminars, debates, televised or non-televised.
National & international Conferences.
I have spoken throughout South East Asia, primarily as a clinician at neuroscience summits. I am especially skilled at speaking through translation headphones sets and take care to be culturally sensitive at all times, but as politically incorrect as what I can get away with, with no damage done!
I have developed a unique ability to speak in many areas, combining science and fact with humour and accessibility for audiences from many walks of life. Below are a few examples of this diversity.
- University lecturing
- Neuroscience summit to Japanese neuro clinicians in Melbourne.
- Talking about the stigma of depressive illness in South Korea, to experts from the South Pacific region.
- Breast cancer foundation and breast support groups.
- Stigma and depression Oxford University Hospital.
- Stress in the workplace – Auckland District Law Society
- Stress and lawyers – NZ Bar Association
- Dinner speaker – Affective Disorders Conference,
- Christchurch NZ
- Breast Support Book Launch
- Dinner speaker at ANZ Psychiatry & the Law conference.
- Keynote Speaker Psychology philosophy and Ethics conference.
- Educational speaker for ProCare doctors educational progammes.
This list provides a small cross-section of the speaking I have done. I have also donated a lot of time speaking to non-profit and charitable organisations. Where causes are involved that I believe are very worthwhile, given you can’t give time to all of them.