Dr Mark Williams

Dr Mark’s new book “The Connected Species: How understanding the evolution of our brain can change the world” is a #1 Best Seller. Mathew Green, the host of The Art of Teaching Podcast recently wrote “Mark's book was one of the best books I have ever read.”

Dr Mark has worked with thousands of students, teachers, health professionals, and company directors keen to understand how their brain works, how to perform optimally and maintain a healthy brain. He runs programs on the neuroscience of learning, the neuroscience of emotions, how our brains create our reality, and the impact of modern technologies on our brains.

Dr Mark has an extensive academic background in brain research and teaching. He is a professor of cognitive neuroscience, with over 25 years experience conducting behavioural and brain imaging research focusing on our social skills. Mark has received numerous awards for his teaching and research. He has taught the fundamentals of neuroscience to a wide range of students, as well as publishing more than 70 scientific articles and worked at MIT in the USA and multiple universities in Australia.

Dr Mark now draws on his extensive scientific background to work with schools, companies and the public to develop evidence-based practices using neuroscience to enhance our education, work and personal lives. His work has been highlighted in the media both locally [e.g., The Project & Mirror Mirror (Channel Ten), Our Brain, Magic and the Brain, Music and the Brain & Making Australia Happy (ABC), Sunrise (Channel 7), Screen Time is Affecting Learning (SkyNews)], The Sydney Morning herald, The Herald Sun, The Age, The Courier Mail, The Australian and internationally [e.g., The Guardian & Telegraph (UK), New York Times (USA), Economist, New Scientist, Leading Edge, (BBC: UK), Science in Action (BBC; International)].