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Using brain science to create better outcomes.


As a clinical psychologist, Andrew Fuller works with many organisations, schools and communities in Australia and internationally, specialising in the wellbeing of people, teams and families. He is Director of Resilient Youth Australia that works with 600 communities and 91,000 young people. He is also Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Current work

Andrew has established programs for the promotion of mental health in schools, substance abuse prevention, and the reduction of violence and bullying, suicide prevention programs and for assisting homeless young people. Andrew continues to counsel young people.

Previous experience

ABC: Andrew has been the scientific consultant for the ABC on a 5 episode series called Whatever: the science of the teenage brain. He has also been a principal consultant to the national drug prevention strategy REDI, the ABC on children’s television shows, is an Ambassador for Mind Matters and is a member of the National Coalition Against Bullying.

Schools: The concept of "resilience" offers a coherent framework for the creation of schools that are sensitive to the developmental needs of young people and their teachers. As Andrew describes, resilience is "the happy knack of being able to bungy jump through the pitfalls of life - to rise above adversity and obstacles."

Author: Andrew’s most recent book is “Unlocking Your Child’s Genius” published in ten languages,. He is the author of TRICKY KIDS which has been now published in nineteen languages, Tricky Teens “Life: A Guide” TRICKY PEOPLE, GUERILLA TACTICS FOR TEACHERS, RAISING REAL PEOPLE (ACER), FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING (ACER), WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER and BEATING BULLIES. Andrew has also co-authored a series of programs for the promotion of resilience and emotional intelligence used in over 3500 schools in Britain and Australia called THE HEART MASTERS.

Talking Points

From Stressed to Strong-Systematic Mental And Resilience Training

Designed for school leaders, teachers, parents or students. Based on extensive research and trialling this course helps people to effectively thrive in high-pressure situations. The main gains from the course are for people to: - Learn how not to turn a challenge into a crisis - Be mindful in the moment - Make plans that create differences - Find their authentic selves - Maximise their power points - Learn when life gives you lemons, how to turn them into lemonade.

The Learning Brain

How teachers can use research from neuroscience to increase learning outcomes.

The Resilient Mindset

Research my team has completed on 190,000 students reveals a resilient mindset. This extends the idea of a growth mindset and gives teachers clear strategies for helping anxious and avoidant learners develop more productive learning strategies. It also provides a comprehensive way of handling behavioural issues.

Neuro- developmental differentiation the science of effective differentiation

Neuro- developmental Differentiation the science of effective differentiation Imagine if all your students were aware of their learning strengths? Imagine if all of the teachers in your school could develop ways to build upon these learning strengths? Imagine if all of the teachers in your school could diagnose blockages to learning and develop strategies and activities to overcome them? This research takes teachers into the world of being diagnosticians of learning and the developers of activities that enable all learners to thrive.

Student Behaviour- Management and Engagement- a how to guide for teachers

For teachers who want to help students understand brain function and how to improve performance.

*Guerilla Tactics for teachers- strategies and nifty tricks for not just surviving but thriving in the education business. Suitable for teachers with all ranges of experience.
*Communication Skills & Mindful Teaching- Teachers are in the communication business. This presentation helps them to identify effective strategies and also covers the teaching of mindfulness for staff and students.
*Brain Systems Approaches to Behavioural Issues- the secrets of creating behavioural change in hard to engage and harder to control students.

Resilience across the life span

How to live a great life and promote resilience for all people. Based on the best selling book “Life: A Guide”

Tricky People, Tricky Behaviour

How to deal with horrible types before they ruin your life. Whether they are parents, colleagues or family members, this presentation equips people with the skills to deflect and deal with the angry the bewildered and the self-obsessed.

Specialist seminars for parents

Building resilience
Unlocking Your Child’s Genius
Tricky Teens
Raising Boys to be Respectful Gentlemen
Raising Girls to be confident, empowered young women
Guerilla Tactics for Parents
Creating Resilient Families

Specialist seminars for students and young people

There are 6 main types of student sessions:
1.Discovering Your Learning Strengths and Mindsets
2. Bully Response Training- equips all students to prevent and intervene in bullying incidents.
3. Mindset: the psychology of success
4.From Stressed to Strong - Systematic Mental And Resilience Training
5. Unlocking Your Inner Genius- Thinking & Powering Up Your Brain .
6. The System- how to succeed in the senior years of school (best for students with their parents)
These sessions are suitable for quite large groups of students. However, the impact is greater if the group size is smaller.

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Stress
  • Psychology
Andrew was terrific - he went over very well and was enthralling... Mater Health Services Limited
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