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Writer and social researcher Maggie Hamilton gives frequent talks and lectures; is a regular media commentator and a keen observer of social trends. She has held a number of senior roles in publishing and at the ABC. Her professional memberships have included serving on the Executive of the Sydney Peace Foundation.
Maggie enjoys sharing her research in a lively and engaging way with community groups, and at numerous conferences across Australia and New Zealand.
Her books, have been published in over a dozen countries worldwide, and include What Men Don’t Talk About, which examines the lives of real men and boys; What’s Happening to Our Girls? and What’s Happening to Our Boys? which examines the 21st century issues boys and girls face; and now When We Become Strangers; How Loneliness Leaks Into Our Lives and What We Can Do About It. www.maggiehamilton.org
I’m fascinated by people’s lives and big issues – what makes us tick, what are the big questions and where are the solutions? How do we create a better future? And what can bring us unstuck?
When I get the chance I love to get out in the desert – one of my favourite locations on earth – here in Australia, in America and in the United Arab Emirates. There’s no room for in-authenticity in these great spaces. What’s unimportant soon slips away, leaving you wiser, clearer, more at peace.
Your information is invaluable … Thank you for empowering me as a parent, teacher and coach.
Hearing Maggie’s take on modern, western childhood and it’s unique stresses helped me to understand just why so many kids in school are unhappy and making each other unhappy.
Congratulations Maggie on the great job you did at the conference.
Thanks for contributing to our conference. Your expertise and pertinent comments were most appreciated and added so much to the success of the panel.
We have had a lot of positive comments about your presentation, which people found to be engaging and very interesting … thanks for speaking at the conference dinner and helping make it such a success.
Thank you for bringing my awareness to this and lighting a passion … for motivating and inspiring me.
Probably one of the best speakers I’ve ever heard! Definitely eye-opening, but extremely realistic and encouraging. Fantastic.
Teachers commented about the suitability of Maggie’s material, her engaging approach, and the ways Maggie helped this group of just under 200 children begin to develop an awareness about some of the ways marketers target children to cultivate product dependency.