Brain Science Roundtable – Wednesday 22 March

Studies on brain development over the last twenty have profoundly changed what is now understood about how the brain develops. Prenatal sensory experiences help shape the brain, which is followed by a period of rapid brain development during the first three years of childhood.

This roundtable will discuss the findings of brain development research and its significant implications.

Speaking at this event will be: 

  • Opening address by His Honour Judge Peter Johnstone, President of the Children’s Court of NSW
  • Associate Professor Elisabeth Murphy, Senior Clinical Advisor, Child and Family Health, NSW Health
  • Dr Michael Brydon, Chief Executive, The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network
  • Dr Jacqueline Small, Developmental Paediatrician
  • Tracy Mackey, Executive Director, Early Childhood Education, NSW Department of Education
Date Wednesday 22 March
Time 10.00am to 12.00pm
Venue ACYP office, Ground Floor, 219-241 Cleveland Street, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012
  Note: A video of the Brain Science Roundtable will be made available on the ACYP website shortly following the event.


The office of the Advocate for Children and Young People has developed a Young Thinking Roundtable Series to assist in monitoring, evaluating and learning of the Strategic Plan for Children and Young People.

Feel free to contact the office on 9248 0970 or acyp@acyp.nsw.gov.au.