Lecturing and Public Engagement
Bettina is a trainer and consultant, specialising in working in the field of child mental health and education. Her prestigious academic career and work with children and families spanning 20+ years enables her to deliver up-to-date and meaningful training for teachers. Her areas of expertise are neuroscience, behaviour management, mental health, how to help young people manage stress, the teenage brain and neurodiversity.
“I always think that true genius is when someone can take complex knowledge of an area and ‘translate’ it in a way that is comprehensible to people with only a vague knowledge of the subject. Bettina did just that and it was inspiring.” (workshop organiser)
Through training, workshops and consultation with higher management including senior leadership teams, Bettina aims to bring about meaningful change within a school community.
Workshops and presentations for parents
Bettina has a wealth of experience running after school workshops and lectures for parents wanting to learn the latest science to support their children’s growth and learning. She is a regular presenter at schools across the country.
“I found Bettina’s talk really fascinating last night. It made me see my son in a whole new light and I feel certain our relationship will improve as a result” (parent, boy aged 14)
Bettina is an experienced lecturer who holds an honorary position at University College London, teaching across a range of courses including post-graduate and doctoral students. Her high-quality lectures and engaging manner enable her to really hold an audience’s attention. She is able to weave theory and practice together to provide real insight into the world of the children and families she works with. Bettina has been nominated for teaching awards in the past and she is happy to be approached to teach in new organisations.
Topics Bettina is able to cover in presentations and lectures:
- The Incredible Teenage Brain: A Guide for Teachers in Secondary Education
- Should you Stress About Stress: how to help young people manage stress and develop resilience
- Neurodiversity in the classroom
- Autism in the Teenage Years
- Diet adherence in teens with severe neurometabolic conditions
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A guide for teachers and parents.
Through training, workshops and working with higher management including senior leadership teams, Bettina aims to bring about meaningful change within organisations.