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Australian health, lifestyle and wellbeing expert.


Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists, author, broadcaster and specialist in parenting, children, adolescents and mental health.

Current Work:

Dr Carr-Gregg currently works in private practice in Melbourne and is the Commonwealth Government representative on the Board of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation and is the Consultant Psychologist to Australian Boarding Schools Association. In 2003 he was one of the founding members of the National Coalition Against Bullying.

Dr Carr-Gregg is the author of 17 books on adolescents, mental health and wellbeing and his working on his 18th.

Previous Experience:

He wrote his PhD at the University of NSW on adolescents with cancer and in 1985, and founded the world’s first national teenage cancer patients support group, Canteen. He subsequently moved to NZ where he became a political lobbyist for the New Zealand Cancer Society heading up the Coalition Against Tobacco Advertising and Promotion.

Dr Carr-Gregg was the inaugural Director of the NZ Drug Foundation before being appointed Head of Education and Training at the Centre for Adolescent Health at The Royal Children's Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne, where he developed and taught the Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare.

In 2015 he was appointed the Managing Director of the Young and Well Co-operative Research Centre and developed an interest in the use of technology for building wellbeing in young people.

Students thoroughly engaged with Michael. Tintern Girls Grammar Schools

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg was well organised, on time, friendly but most importantly he was an engaging speaker who presented well.

Yarra Ranges Council

Michale is both a very engaging and knowledgeable speaker who manages to connect instantly with his audience. His expertise in the area of adolescent mental health along with his ability to reach young people made him a wonderful choice for our Year 12 students.

Sacred Heart College Geelong

regg has a balanced approach to delivering his seminars that fully engages his audience. He has a sense of humour, along with some powerful messages. He presented to the same group all day and never lost his audience. In fact, they wished he was about for another day. My parent meeting was also held in high regard and again parents wished they would have had the whole day with him.

Taupo Intermediate School

Michael was humorous, inspirational and relevant to every teacher at the conference. He gave an entertaining seminar which made us laugh, cry and see the relevance and importance of being great teachers to our students. Michael was happy to chat informally with individuals at the break times and everyone came away extremely positive and prepared to face the demands of their job. Michael was able to connect with the audience so well, I felt that I'd known him for years. He is such a talent.

Northern Beaches Learning Alliance
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