Our Team

Our Team

Brad Marshall

The Unplugged Psychologist

I’m Brad Marshall, The Unplugged Psychologist. I’m the Director of the Internet Addiction Clinic @ Kidspace where I have helped hundreds of families struggling with internet, screen and gaming addiction. I provide parents with practical and concrete strategies to manage and maintain their children’s technology diet.

Born and raised in Australia, I have been working with children, adolescents and families since 2006. After completing my undergraduate studies at Macquarie University, I accepted a position in the U.S.A. treating children and adolescents experiencing extreme behavioural difficulties. I then returned to Australia to complete my Masters qualification at the University of Sydney.

Prior to establishing and opening Northshore Kidspace, I held positions at the University of Notre Dame Australia and in various public hospitals including Royal North Shore Hospital, Bankstown Hospital and Ryde Hospital, working with children and families as part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for many years.

I specialise in treatment of young people experiencing excessive internet use or ‘Internet Addiction’; and related disorders. In my clinic, I routinely help families find a balance between healthy screen time and problematic overuse. 

My parenting book, ‘The Tech Diet for your Child & Teen; The 7 step plan to regain your kid’s childhood (and your Family’s Sanity)’ has now been published worldwide, by HarperCollins. ‘The Tech Diet for your Child & Teen’ provides real-life strategies that any parent can implement to create a healthy balance and put your kids’ development first. Based on solid psychological research explaining why screen addiction is so powerful, my jargon-free advice gives a clear plan for parents who have had enough and are serious about changing the way their kids use and interact with technology.

I am an accomplished and well respected presenter and invited guest speaker, providing professional development to teachers and health professionals, and running seminars for parents, school students and teachers. I also run seminars and workshops in the corporate space, presenting and speaking to staff about the benefits of healthy internet use at home and in the family, and to be productive and balanced when at work. For more information on this or to book a presentation, please get in touch, 

I have been interviewed for my opinion on a scope of mental health issues across the media; including providing consultation for Channel 7’s Sunday Night Program, Channel 9’s The Today Show, and Channel 9’s A Current Affair. I have also been quoted in and interviewed for a multitude of news and newspaper articles. I am an active member of Network for Internet Investigation and Research Australian.

James Evans-McLeod

James Evans-McLeod’s interest in psychology as a career started at age 17 when he became a disability support person. After graduating from The University of Waikato in New Zealand with a First Class Honours degree in Psychology in 2008, he continued his education in Australia with Central Queensland University (2010). He then completed his internship towards board registration with ‘Bushkids’ child development centre in outback-Mt Isa (2010-2012).

From there, James joined the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in Melbourne overseeing wellbeing across 6 state schools (2012-2015) before starting a similar role at a prep-to-final year private school of 1300 students and 120 staff in the Gold Coast (2015-2021). 

As a gamer himself from a young age, James can appreciate there is a lot more to video games than meets the eye.

Without any formal qualification in video games available, James pursued any opportunity to combine his passions throughout university and his internship, engaging with video game literature with a specific focus on dysfunctional play, which he continues to this day. As such, James is an advocate to the various benefits of gaming as well as it’s risk to wellbeing.

James currently resides in New Zealand, with local and Australian psychology board registration. He also works with AnxietyNZ, assisting youth with a variety of anxiety presentations.

James has now joined The Unplugged Psychologist Team, helping young people and their families enjoy a balanced relationship with gaming and technology. James is currently taking bookings for Zoom consultations; to book or to inquire, please contact admin@unpluggedpsychologist.com.au

 

Ash

Ash is our Operations and Media Manager. With over a decade of experience in finance, customer service, team management and leadership, Ash captains the ship that is The Unplugged Psychologist Team. From our website, our blog, social media, bookings, media, collaborations, appointments, school seminars, corporate talks, events, functions, sales, and so much more, Ash does it all.

As a busy working mum, Ash enjoys a strong coffee and an empty washing basket. 

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