Dr Haley Peckham, neuroscientist, is passionate to apply current evidence about neuroplastic brains to the everyday work of supporting people towards mental health recovery. Dr Peckham weaves together in accessible ways the cutting edge science with invitations to curiosity and empathy for its impact on people.

I have watched her speak several times, to rapt audiences of nurses, psychiatrist, peer workers and other practitioners. She draws on her unique mix of expertise across neuroplasticity, mental health nursing practice and her personal experience of recovery. The material and quality of Dr Peckham’s presentation is worthy of a Ted talk.

Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton

Centre for Psychiatric Nursing,

University of Melbourne


Keynote ‘The Talking Cure is Biological’ Victorian Collaborative Mental Health Nursing Conference 2017