Author: TEDxBrisbane

Finding My Voice: TIMOTHY McCALLUM

After twenty-five years of diverse performance experience, Timothy McCallum is one of Australia’s most exciting and loved performers. But it almost wasn’t to be… At the age of 18, well on his way to commencing a successful career in the music and theatre industry, a diving accident changed Tim’s life forever, potentially shattering his dreams of treading the boards ever again. After breaking his neck, leaving him a quadriplegic, doctors and specialists told him that he would never sing again professionally. Tim’s resilient character and extraordinary spirit have touched the hearts of Australians, as they have watched him defy...

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How to Be Smarter and Make Better Choices: JULIET BOURKE

Juliet Bourke leads the Australian Diversity and Inclusion practice – and co-leads the Australian Leadership practice – as a Human Capital partner at Deloitte. Her latest book is entitled ‘Which two heads are better than one?: How diverse teams create breakthrough ideas and make smarter decisions’. Juliet specialises in cultural change and developing leaders, with particular expertise in diversity and inclusion. She regularly works with global executive teams to design and deliver leadership programs, including Deloitte’s own signature Inclusive leadership program. Juliet brings over 20 years’ experience in human capital, psychology, management and law to her work. She is...

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Neuroscience, AI and the Future of Education: DR SCOTT BOLLAND

Dr Scott Bolland is the co-founder of Wajarra Studios, a high-tech software company aiming to revolutionise education through the use of artificial intelligence. He has spent the last 20 years actively researching and teaching in the field of cognitive science – the scientific study of how the mind works – which spans disciplines such as psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, artificial intelligence and computer science. He holds a PhD in this field, as well as a university medal for outstanding academic scholarship. Scott’s main area of interest is in positive psychology – the scientific understanding of human flourishing and the necessary...

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Fighting Crime with Empathy: COREY ALLEN

After a career in tactical units and high-volume arrest-oriented policing roles, Corey Allen redefined himself and his role by focusing on empathy, vulnerable persons and building his team’s personal values. His own journey from homelessness to Officer in Charge of one of Australia’s largest police stations has been marked by innovation and creativity in policing and crime prevention. Showing sustained commitment to social justice and improving the situation of vulnerable people in his division, Corey saw results in the form of unheralded crime reductions. A finalist in the “local hero” category of the Australian of the Year awards, recipient...

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How To Save a Life: LEE CROCKFORD

Lee Crockford is passionate about mental health, social change, the arts, education and innovation. He is both the CEO of Spur Projects – a NFP working in the area of men’s mental health and suicide prevention – and Assemblus – a NFP working to amplify sustainable social impact within organisations. Lee is an alumnus of IYF’s Global Laureate Fellowship, FYA’s Young Social Pioneer and The Do School’s Global Changemaker programs. He is the recipient of the Australasian Men’s Health Forum’s Youth Contribution Award and was recently named as one of The Cusp’s young people on the cusp of greatness....

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