Meet Jocelyn
I’m all about mind care for human-kind.

Hello. I’m glad you found me.

I’m a psychologist, teacher and human, who helps individuals and organisations be well connected and mentally fit.

Have a wander around to learn more about my skills and expertise, and discover ways we can work together.

Jocelyn at a glance

Registered
Psychologist

I work with individuals across the life span and can support people experiencing a range of mental health and wellbeing challenges.

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Speaker,
Presenter + MC

I feel most energised when communicating and sharing ideas with an audience to uplift and broaden their mindset.

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Cyberpsychology Researcher

Cyberpsychology
Researcher + Consultant

I love to apply psychological principles to deepening our understanding of how our behaviour is changing in the digital age.

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Parent

Human +
Parent

I’m in the messy soup of parenting through a pandemic, just like
many of you.

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Registered Psychologist

I have been a psychologist since 2010 and run a boutique private practice in the inner-west of Sydney.

I work individually with adolescents and adults, as well as with families and parents across a range of mental health and life challenges.

I have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Gottman Method relationship therapy (Level 1) and family therapy.

My expertise is around helping individuals and families manage their technology use, preventing and treating ‘internet addictions’.

Accredited Teacher +
Education consultant

I completed my teacher training in 2002 at UNSW, and have taught a range of social sciences subjects and Drama.

I have experience as a sessional tutor at Sydney University in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

I am maintaining my teaching accreditation with NESA (NSW Educational Standards Authority) and am an endorsed NESA professional development provider.

While teaching at Sydney Boys High School I developed a comprehensive debating program for 150 students to promote critical and creative thinking.

Founder: Digital Nutrition™

I created the concept of Digital Nutrition™ in 2013 as a positive framework for considering the impacts of digital devices, social media, video games and our constant connectivity on our wellbeing.

With screens saturating so much of our lives, Digital Nutrition™ offers a refreshing alternative to simplistic ‘just turn it off‘ narratives.

I share the Digital Nutrition™ philosophy with high school students, teachers and parents, as well as across allied health services and sporting and corporate organisations.

I offer bespoke consultancy services to to help develop digitally intelligent and confident organisations. I apply change management methodologies, research skills and stakeholder engagement processes to solve digital challenges.

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I explore how
we live, love
and learn in a
digital world

Cyberpsychology
Researcher + Consultant

I am part of Sydney University’s Cyberpsychology research group and have been examining the intersection of psychology and technology for over a decade.

Some of this research includes:

  • Psychology honours thesis (2009) exploring the impacts of increasing access to Internet enabled laptops on grade 10 boys and the emerging area of Problematic Internet Use (PIU), colloquially known as ‘Internet Addiction’.
  • Masters of Applied Science (Cyberpsychology) thesis (2020) explores the relationship between parenting styles, self-control skills and young people’s smartphone habits.

While teaching at Sydney Boys High School I developed a comprehensive debating program for 150 students to promote critical and creative thinking.

Speaker, Presenter + MC

I regularly present to a variety of audiences across Australia and internationally. As well as keynote addresses at conferences, I offer a range of presentations for students, athletes, parents and corporate audiences.

I am also experienced at hosting events, acting in an MC role or as a panellist. Some of my most recent keynote presentations:

  • eSafety Office conference 2019 – expert panel on impacts of social media
  • Happiness and Its Causes 2019 – audience of 1500 people
  • EduTechAU 2019 – audience of 2000 people
  • The Redbank Conference 2019 – over 600 specialist teachers
  • Mental Health in Schools conference 2019 – Melbourne

Download Joceyln’s full speaking track record here:

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Writer + Media
Commentator

I have a unique, bold voice and the ability to write in a range of formats to reach diverse audiences.

My original writing has been featured in Daily Life, Junkee, Quartz, Medium’s OneZero, as well as across a range bespoke blogs and online publications.

My media appearances include:

  • ABC TV’s Q&A panel in June 2019
  • pre-recorded and live TV: The Project, Studio Ten and Today Extra
  • regular live radio segments on ABC Sydney.

Want help wrangling your habits? Talk to Jocelyn

Spokesperson +
Brand Ambassador

 

I have worked alongside a variety of brands and campaigns to provide expert commentary to support the development of strategic ideas.

I use evidence-based approaches and to bring psychologically relevant angles to media campaigns and press releases.

Human + Parent

I have been a human since 1978 and a parent since 2017. I spent 6 years as a teenager in the 90’s and 7 years at various universities. My favourite place in the world is drinking chai in Rishikesh, India, followed closely by Bateau Bay. I live in the wonderfully diverse community of Bankstown with my partner, kid and 3 chooks.