Lance O’Sullivan

Medical and Community Leader
 
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Dr. Lance O’Sullivan is a medical and community leader living and working in Kaitaia, a remote and challenged area of rural New Zealand. Lance is an accomplished author, national and international public speaker, role model, disruptive leader and innovator. From a young boy labeled by society as a trouble maker Lance developed into a passionate advocate for Maori health and in 2014 was named Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year.

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Marcus Akuhata-Brown

International Young Leader
 

Marcus motivates and inspires people to hit higher levels of performance and they leave his presentations with a fresh perspective on life. He’s a gifted communicator and has travelled the world extensively – he’s done everything from meeting the Queen and dining with members of the Royal family to working with the poor and marginalised in countries around the world.

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Dr. Sandhya Ramrakha

Research Manager - Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Unit
 

Sandhya is Research Manager for the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Unit. Her role includes research administrative support to the Director as well as the overall management of the assessment phases of the Dunedin Study. She joined the Dunedin Study as the lead mental health interviewer during the age 26 assessment phase, and provided clinical support for the Study members, as required. Her previous career was as Senior Clinical Psychologist in the NSW (Australia) Department of Corrections.

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Robyn Pearce

Productivity Specialist
 
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Educators, administrators and school trustees often feel overwhelmed. They live with constant and fast-paced change, have a huge range of accountabilities thrust upon them, every time they turn around it seems someone wants more of their time, and they often struggle to maintain some kind of family and personal balance!

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Sheralyn Scott

Primary School Teacher
 
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Sheralyn is a primary school teacher with 25 years classroom experience. She has always had a keen interest in both neuro and behavioural psychology and completed a BA in Psychology at Otago University. Becoming involved in rolling out PB4L at Waimataitai School rekindled a passion for understanding and managing challenging behaviour. In 2016 she was granted a term's sabbatical to study the effect of early experience on brain development and the subsequent effect on behaviour in the classroom. Sheralyn will be presenting a summary of her sabbatical report and relating findings to PB4L and managing challenging behaviour in the classroom.

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