2019 ADHD Annual Conference Speakers

BIO: MARK BRANDTMAN. ADHD Coach, Mentor, Educational Consultant

Mark operates an educational consultancy which works exclusively with adults and children with ADHD. For nearly 20 years his consultancy has offered services and support to schools, as well as education for parents, employers, adults and school students, regarding the effective management of ADHD. 

Mark has worked in both private and non-government schools where he was a Boarding Housemaster, and Assistant Principal. He has been a speaker at conferences both in Australia and internationally.

He is a past President of the Learning Difficulties Coalition of NSW, and the Canberra & Queanbeyan ADD Support Group Inc (ADDACT), ADDults with ADHD and the past Chair of ADHD Global Network. 


Mark is a co-publisher of research with the University of Western Australia, Measuring Temporal Self-Regulation in Children with and Without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Sense of Time in Everyday Contexts, which was presented at the World Federation of AD/HD conference in Vienna, Austria in 2009 and Loneliness in Children and Adolescents with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 2014. 

He specialises in study, examination, organizational and time management strategies, which require an individual focus that assists people with ADHD to apply these strategies in either an academic, social or workplace settings. As an ADHD Coach and Mentor, Mark believes that ADHD can be an asset when treated effectively.

BIO: Dr KEITH CHEE. Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Keith Chee specialises in general adult psychiatry including depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and neuropsychiatric disorders including Tourette's syndrome and ADHD.

His talk will explore these and more. It will include both what scientific literature says about them and case study examples of how they affect people’s lives. Some treatments and interventions will also be discussed.

BIO: Dr PETER HOEY. Adult Psychiatrist

Dr Peter Hoey is a general adult psychiatrist in private practice at Roseville.  He comes from Brisbane and studied Medicine at the University of Queensland whose motto was “Scientia ac Labore” (Knowledge Through Work) before undertaking his psychiatric training in Brisbane. 

He moved to Sydney 25 years ago to undertake further training in psychotherapy and has maintained an interest in how medication and psychological treatments intersect in psychiatric. 

Building on a background of family experience with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, he has developed a particular interest in patients with it.  He believes this disorder highlights the intersection between brain and mind, and is interested in both dimensions.


Monica Hassall is one of the Principal Coaches of Connect ADHD Coaching Australia.

Monica graduated from the ADD Coach Academy 2015 and completed further training under Jodi-Sleeper Triplett 2017 and devotes her time to “making life more connected” for her clients with ADHD and executive functions challenges.  Monica works closely with her clients using current neuroscience, coaching principles, and Mindfulness to build a close and supportive relationship with her clients. Additionally, having a Bachelor of Nursing Monica has worked with supporting people to” Think clearly, create strategies and function better in their environment” for over 30 years.

With her partner Jonathan, Monica was selected for the Innovative Programs section at CHADD 2015 and 2016. Co-author Barbara Hunter and Monica also presented at the International ADHD Conference in 2018. She also presented at the Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA) in 2019 and has been interviewed on several international Podcasts.

Monica coaches clients both nationally and internationally. Currently Monica and Jonathan are working with ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) and lead their “Connecting Couples” support group.

BIO:  Dr AMANDA MULLIN. Clinical Psychologist

Dr Amanda Mullin, MAPS, FCCLP, is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, with extensive training in Clinical Psychology. She has worked with a wide range of clients in private practice. She has also completed extended training at the Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health, a world leading research clinic which specialises in understanding the causes of anxiety, and developing effective treatments for anxiety disorders.

With a family of her own, Amanda understands the pressures families can face. She enjoys working with both adults and children, has a particular interest in holistic health and the treatment of emotional problems, mood/anxiety disorders, trauma, stress management, sleep problems and ADHD. She established Mindworx Psychology in 2014 to expand the availability of evidence-based psychological treatments in the Hills District.  www.mindworxpsychology.com.au

BIO: DAVID HONG. Family & Couples Therapist, Credentialed Mental Health Nurse

David is a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse and practicing Family & Couples Therapist. He has over 40 years experienced in the mental health service. He is a Clinical Member & Accredited Clinical Supervisor with the Australian Association of Family Therapy. He is the Founding Director of The Delta Clinic since 2010, a private "one stop therapy centre" specializing in Child & Adolescent Mental Health in Sydney, Australia.

David has over 28 years of clinical experience working with children and adolescents with serious emotional & behavioural issues, and or mental health problems, & their families. He was the Senior Nursing Manager of Redbank House, a Specialist Mental Health Tertiary Service for Children & Adolescents in Western Sydney. He has worked for 15 years in the Catholic School System as an Outreach Family Therapist and School Counsellor. David has a special interest working with School ADHD & the School System.

Since 2005, David has ongoing advanced training and supervision under the guidance of Professor Maurizio Andolfi, Master Family Therapist and a trained Child Psychiatrist at the prestigious Accademia di Psicoterapia Familiare in Rome, Italy.


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