Sophie Scott teaches people around the world how to prevent and manage burnout, reduce stress and thrive through change.
In addition to her work as a multi award-winning medical TV journalist for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sophie is a professional speaker and educator with expertise in mental health.

She has an extensive presence on social media, has been an invited speaker at the World Congress on Positive Psychology, written two books (Live a Longer Life (ABC Books) and RoadTesting Happiness (Harper Collins), and has won major awards for her journalism and medical reporting.

She is an Advisory Board Member of the Australian National Mental Health Prize and sits on the advisory board on stigma at Australia’s National Mental Health Commission and the University of Melbourne’s Contemplative Studies Centre.

She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Notre Dame University Medical School lecturing in science communication.

Sophie’s mission is to help people help themselves, using evidence-based science and her own personal journey.

She is an ambassador for Bowel Cancer Australia, Pain Australia and is a patient reviewer for the British Medical Journal.

Sophie is a highly sought after MC and speaker on topics such as preventing burnout, managing your mental wellbeing during times of change, the science of high-performance habits and how to use neuroscience to stick to new habits and overcome unwanted ones.

Her talks and workshops help people take better care of their mental health through science-backed techniques so they can build emotional resilience, maximise their potential and thrive at work and at home.

Speaking topics

Burnout prevention

How to recognise burnout, learn science-backed tips to prevent burnout by understanding how your nervous system works and uncovering your limiting beliefs. Why perfectionism and high functioning anxiety puts you at higher risk of burnout and preventative strategies to put in place. How to set boundaries, manage stress and live with intention, instead of feeling overwhelmed.

Thrive through change

Managing your mindset and mental wellbeing during times of change - We’re all going through a time of massive upheaval and uncertainty- How do protect your mental wellbeing and energy - and thrive through change, rather than fear it. Whether you are a leader or team member, learn crucial and easy to adopt science-backed strategies to thrive.

The science of high performance habits

Optimizing your lifestyle, diet, exercise and sleep to achieve your best. Learn to work smarter, not harder. How to use neuroscience to stick to new habits and overcome unwanted ones. Learn about linch-pin habits, the importance of rest and recovery for high performance and developing resilience.


Sophie is a warm and talented host who has performed as the regular MC for our annual event, which Sophie navigates with ease. She engages naturally with participants and panel guests at all levels. We love working with Sophie Scott!
Chief Executive Officer, Rare Cancers Australia

Sophie is an engaging presenter who provides simple, easy to action ideas. Her presentation, backed by science, her tips on meditation, showing self compassion, the importance of routines, and breathing exercises were all important insights.
People Director, WW Australia & New Zealand

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