Nathan Wallis is a father of three, stepfather to two and foster father to many more. His professional background includes early childhood teacher, child therapist, social service manager, university lecturer and neuroscience trainer. Following his time at the University of Canterbury, he founded a private training consultancy with the goal of facilitating easy to understand professional development reflecting the latest neuroscience discoveries and their practical implications for everyday practice. Nathan is is an advisor for the NZ Ministry of Education, and an expert advisor for NZ Ministry of Vulnerable Children.
Since then he has been in hot demand, delivering in excess of 150 presentations every year throughout Australia, New Zealand, UK, China and Saudi Arabia.
He has an increasing media profile that includes – National Radio and TV appearances as a guest expert on parenting, teaching and the understanding the developing brain of young people. He is currently filming a Neuroscience documentary screened 2017. He has produced two DVDs exploring how the brain works and how neuroscience can better inform our day to day interactions with Brain Development for Babies and The Teenage Brain.
Inspirational and charismatic, Nathan’s keen ability to translate neuroscience into every day life and practice engages all audiences.