TV Appearances and Interviews

In Australia, one in 40 of us born today will live until we are 100, yet many of us will live our later years in poor health. In my ABC Catalyst documentary, I explore the extraordinary new science about how to keep our brains healthy into old age.

Watch ‘Staying Longer for Longer: Brain

Australians catch up via ABC iView. Outside Australia? You can watch a version here.

I met Silicon Valley ‘bio-hacker’ Eric Matzner who believes he’ll live forever (or die trying!)


I also visited Buck Institute scientists who are exploring the science of senolytics (watch to learn what they are!)


And I conducted a ‘social experiment’ to reduce loneliness in an aged care home by creating a resident’s choir.


And there was that time I became a ‘Frozen’ GIF !!



Mums At The Table. A chat about The Women’s Brain Book.

Start viewing at 17.00 minutes.

Is your health all in your head? SBS Insight special on placebo effects.

SBS view and transcript. 2016.

Increasing Brain Potential.

The Exchange TV.

Expert Neuroscience Commentary

I’m an increasingly influential commentator on neuroscience, brain health and mental wellbeing.

Here are a few of the many pieces I’ve been interviewed for:

Having ‘baby brain’ may not mean what you’ve been led to think it does. Sydney Morning Herald. Sep 2019.

‘I Had To Accept That Alcohol Fuelled My Anxiety’ Grazia. Sep 2019.

I want a baby. Can I kickstart my broody gene? The Guardian. April 2019.

5 tips for a healthier brain in 2018. Marie Claire. Jan 2019.

If you’re always running late, these strategies can help keep you on time. ABC Life. Feb 2019.

Are you resilient enough? This is how to tell. Marie Claire. June 2018.

What really happens to your brain before you get your period? Sydney Morning Herald. April 2018.

Can ‘Mindfulness’ Help Students Do Better At School? Wall Street Journal. Feb 2015.

The 10 fundamentals of re-wiring your brain. The Huffington Post. June 2016.

One Easy Way to Find Your Life’s Purpose and Boost Your Brain’s Health. The Huffington Post. June 2016.

The benefits of an afternoon nap. Balance by Deborah Hutton.

Tired. Struggling to Concentrate? There Could Be a Simple Fix. The Huffington Post. April 2016.

Stress relief: Experts say key to finding balance is to stop looking hard for it. Herald Sun. Feb 2016.

80% of Australians suffer effects of dehydration. The Sunshine Coast Daily. Feb 2016.

The dark side of alternative health treatments. Daily Life. Nov 2015.

Knitting Your Way to a Healthier Happier Mind. The Conversation. Sep 2015.

Scientists should take a leaf out of wellness blogger’s book. ABC The Drum. Aug 2015.

‘Why would I listen to my overweight doctor’: Wellness guidelines need a makeover. Sydney Morning Herald. Aug 2015.

Why tidying may just change your life. Body & Soul. June 2015.


Between 2014 and 2016 I wrote over 40 articles on the mind, brain, neuroscience, psychology and everything in between for the ABC‘s brain training program Active Memory. Active Memory was part of a research project into online brain training, but the project is now completed. Sadly the site is retired and blogs are being republished here.

Here are a few of my favourites:

I’ve also blogged for a few US wellness websites. Here are some of my most popular articles:

Here are some grittier articles brain cancer.

I was recently profiled in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.


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