An award-winning broadcast journalist, international speaker and educator specialising in maximising human potential
Sophie teaches people around the world how to prevent and manage burnout, reduce stress and communicate with impact.
In addition to a long career as an award-winning medical TV journalist for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sophie is a professional speaker and educator with expertise in mental health.
She has an extensive presence on social media, has been an invited speaker at the World Congress on Positive Psychology, written two books (Live a Longer Life (ABC Books) and RoadTesting Happiness (Harper Collins), and has won major awards for her journalism and medical reporting.
She is an Advisory Board Member of the Australian National Mental Health Prize and sits on the advisory board on stigma at Australia’s National Mental Health Commission and the University of Melbourne’s Contemplative Studies Centre.
She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Notre Dame University Medical School lecturing in science communication. Sophie’s mission is to help people help themselves, using evidence-based science and her own personal journey.
She is an ambassador for Bowel Cancer Australia, Pain Australia and is a patient reviewer for the British Medical Journal.
Sophie is a highly sought after MC and speaker on topics such as preventing burnout, managing your mental wellbeing during times of change, the science of high-performance habits and how to use neuroscience to stick to new habits and overcome unwanted ones.
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Her talks and workshops help people take better care of their mental health through science-backed techniques so they can build emotional resilience, maximise their potential and thrive at work and at home.