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Dr Scott Kollins

Dr Scott Kollins from the Duke University School of Medicine based in the U.S. lends his expertise and thought leadership to support TALi’s evidence generation strategy. Dr Kollins is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine, based in Durham, North Carolina. Dr Kollins also serves as the Global Lead for ADHD and Substance Use Disorders at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and the Director of the Duke ADHD Program.

Dr Kollins received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Duke University, and his graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University. Dr Kollins has published more than 150 scientific papers and his research has been supported by seven different U.S. federal agencies, including NICHD, NIDA, NIMH, NIEHS, NINDS, FDA, and EPA. 

Professor Con Stough

Con Stough is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology at Swinburne University of Technology. He has had numerous research leadership roles at Swinburne including the Director of the Brain Sciences Institute (BSI). He is an expert in cognition and human intelligence across the lifespan receiving more than 50 Government and industry grants.

Professor Stough uses his knowledge of human cognition to conduct randomised clinical trials to examine ways to improve cognition, intelligence and well-being. These interventions include cognitive, pharmacological and psychological interventions and have involved measures of attention across all ages from children to the elderly and in several patient groups. He has also conducted trials in the area of attentional difficulties in children and adolescents and is currently leading a consortium of schools measuring and developing emotional intelligence in Australia and New Zealand.

Sarah Michel

Sarah Michel, MPH, PMP brings her global experience in the commercialisation of evidence-based health innovations to the Advisory Board.

Based in Texas in the United States of America (USA), Sarah will act on behalf of TALi to increase its footprint in both advisory and business development capacities in the USA. She is an experienced life sciences manager and entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry.

Sarah’s experience has included strategically planning and managing global health technology projects, as well as budgets within diverse grant portfolios with multiple non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Ms Michel is currently engaged at Rice University in the Department of Medical Innovation to lead global collaborations with government and industry.

Dr Phil Lambert

Dr Phil Lambert has extensive experience in education as a teacher, school principal, inspector, Executive Director, Assistant Director-General, Regional Director (Schools), Sydney and General Manager. He also has specialist experience in curriculum development and led the development of Australia’s first national curriculum. Dr Lambert is currently supporting curriculum reform efforts in Japan, as an expert advisor and researcher for its Innovative Schools Network (ISN) initiative and member of the ISN Advisory Board.

Dr Lambert is also Curriculum Expert to the OECD Education 2030 Learning Framework project and was recently engaged by the Education Ministries of The Netherlands, Qatar, Kazakhstan and Lithuania to train senior curriculum, assessment and supervisory policy officers to support the implementation of their respective national
curriculum reforms.