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The Academy of Organisational Neuroscience Australia

Boosting influence through strengthening leadership and learning impact, for high performing learning cultures through a neuroscience lens.


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About The Academy of Organisational Neuroscience Australia (AONA)

Courage, Growth, Influence.

There is a disconnect between what applied neuroscience shows and what organisations do. At the Academy of Organisational Neuroscience we close the gap by sharing evidence based teaching, training, leadership and learning. Our mission is to boost influence through strengthening leadership impact and learning uptake for leaders, teachers, coaches, trainers and learners. Get in touch with us to identify your leadership strengths and improve learning outcomes in your school or organisation.

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Dr. Judi Newman

Dr. Newman is a leading Australian expert in social cognitive neuroscience, with a passion for optimum brain function. Her work is grounded  in her PhD research, resonating with leaders beyond school.


What we Offer

Dr. Judi Newman is a prominent leadership expert and highly sort after guest speaker and executive coach.  She has a proven track record in leadership and an academic background in alignment to her work. The cutting edge brain based coaching and leadership program is a direct pathway to the Masters of Educational Neuroscience at CQ University.  Up to four subjects RPL, an opportunity for busy professionals not to be missed. She offers presentations in:

1. Foundations in applied neuroscience

2. The science of learning

3. Strengthening leadership influence  by understanding the brain

4. Brain development in the early years

5. The teenage brain

6. Building strategic leadership confidence in aspiring leaders

7. Improving thinking and memory

8. Using neuroscience as a pedagogical framework to enhance teaching

Teachers and leaders are brain changers.  Unlock the science of learning and behaviour  to strengthen your influence on performance. 

Face to Face Workshops

Resources and tutorials

Growing Leader's Programs

Online Micro- Courses

Become a Brain-Wise School



Outside of services and training, we also offer memberships for individuals who are passionate about building their knowledge about applied social neuroscience.  There are two options. Become an Academy Associate to receive a monthly newsletter which summarises the research and provides practical strategies, frameworks and recommended readings. Alternately, apply to become an Academy Fellow and meet with Judi and other Fellows once a month in a zoom session where you can learn from other professionals and pose questions.  This option is ideal for participants who are studying their Masters or PhD and want to deepen their academic discussions. 

  • Academy Associate

    Every month
    • Access to monthly newsletter
  • Academy Fellow

    Every month
     60 day free trial
    • Access to monthly newsletter
    • Monthly Zoom Meeting

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Scott Shorten | Deputy Principal 

Ferny Grove State High School, Brisbane

"Judi's passion for and understanding neuroscience, and its relationship to learning, has enabled us to better understand "why" of pedagogy. She makes the "how" relatable and seamlessly connects it to the "why". Her expertise and depth of knowledge, will support you to build positive relationships with your students and further improve the teach and learning in the classrooms."

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