• Patrick McBride

Nathan Wallis - The Developing Brain

Nathan Wallis a father of three & foster parent with a professional background in child

counselling, teaching and social service management is coming to Greymouth.

Wallis lectured in Human Development at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand and was also a board member and senior trainer with the national body responsible for the dissemination of neuroscientific research to professionals.

He has developed a reputation as a lively and engaging speaker who uses humour and plain language to make this complex topic come to life.

Wallis is a regular on Radio and Television shows in New Zealand, sharing his expertise on child development. In 2010 he founded a private training consultancy, X Factor Education Limited, with the goal of facilitating easy to understand professional development training reflecting the latest neuroscience discoveries and their practical implications for everyday practice. Since then he has been in hot demand, delivering well over 200 presentations year in New Zealand Australia and internationally.

The presentations explore how the brain works and how neuroscience can better inform our day to day interactions with children and young people.

New findings often contradict many of the practices that parents, teachers, and other helping professionals have utilised in the belief that they are helping children.

Nathan presents the practical implications of this research with a focus on how to use this knowledge to create better outcomes.

Theatre manager Jacinda McBride welcomed the news Wallis was putting on an event in the town. "I have heard great things about Nathan and having children of my own I'm very interested in this presentation".

The Greymouth event will be held at the Regent Theatre Friday July 31 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available on event finder or by clicking this (LINK)