Dr Nathan Simmons

Building Resilience in Teenage Boys : September 19


Nathan SimmonsEducational Psychologist at Churchie


Lengthy experience working with teenage boys


Invited speaker in Education and Developmental Psychology Course at QUT


Involved in many aspects of curricular and extra-curricular development



Biography and Abstract


Following the completion of a Bachelor of Social Science and Graduate Diploma in Education at the Queensland University of Technology, Nathan began teaching in independent education on the northside of Brisbane.  With a keen interest in human development and academic achievement, he pursued postgraduate study through Masters level study in Educational Psychology at the University of Queensland.


Since that time, Nathan has held teaching, counselling and leadership roles in Independent schools, including two independent Anglican schools.    An abiding interest in student academic achievement led him to complete a Doctor of Philosophy with the University of Tasmania in 2014.  This work has been complemented, more recently, with programs in educational neuroscience at Harvard University and positive psychology through the Sydney Business School. 


Tonight’s presentation focusses on the practicalities of working with adolescent boys…Tips from the trenches, as it were.  We’ll cover the dos and don’ts of working with young men and a few things Nathan has picked up along the way about how to work with this population.


Each event will be hosted at Benchmark Psychology.  Numbers are strictly limited, so please REGISTER to confirm availability.


Venue:   Benchmark Psychology

Venue Website:

2/21 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt, QLD, 4122, Australia

  • 19 September, 2014
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm