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Jocelyn Brewer Travels from Sydney, NSW

Jocelyn Brewer


  • Digital Technology
  • Education
  • Health
  • Mental Health
  • Wellbeing
  • Work Life Balance

Jocelyn is a Sydney-based registered psychologist with a special interest in the psychology of technology and staying human in the digital age.

Jocelyn has previously been a high school social sciences teacher and school counsellor, working across NSW public schools between 2003 and 2021. Her 2009 psychology thesis explored the impacts of increasing access to Internet enabled laptops on a cohort of grade 10 boys and the emerging area of Problematic Internet Use (PIU), colloquially known as ‘Internet Addiction’.

In 2013, Jocelyn created Digital Nutrition™ – a framework to guide parents and technology users understand the virtual nutritional values of the online media content we consume via apps and games on tablets and screen technology.

Jocelyn is an affiliate of the Cyberpsychology Research Group at Sydney University, where she completed a Masters of Applied Science (Cyberpsychology) in 2021. Her thesis explored the role of self-control and parenting factors in the prevention of Problematic Smartphone Use in a cohort of year 7 students in Metropolitan Sydney.  Jocelyn is also on the advisory committee for the Centre For Digital Wellbeing in Canberra.

Jocelyn has a busy private psychology practice in Sydney’s inner-west, supporting individuals and families with general mental health challenges as well as with problematic internet and gaming.

Jocelyn is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gottman Couples Therapy (level 1). She uses a range of creative and practical techniques to inspire positive change.

Jocelyn has a warm, humorous and engaging presentation style, and the ability to put scientific research into practical perspectives. She regularly called upon to comment in the media on a range of issues and present to various groups about the impacts of technology and improving digital wellbeing. 

In 2019 and 2022 Jocelyn provided keynote addresses at EduTechAU, Australia’s largest education conference, and has appeared at the renowned Happiness And It’s Causes conference (2019 and 2022). She has appeared ABC TV’s QandA panel twice (in June 2019 and October 2020).

Keynote Titles

  • Ditch your Digital Detox! How to foster your wellbeing in a screen-saturated world with Digital Nutrition
  • Too Much Information: cognitive overload in the digital information era and how it’s impacting our mental health.
  • Forget ‘screen-time’, meet Goggle-time: what you need to know about digital cultures in 2023 (and beyond)
  • Beyond ‘do not feed the trolls’: strategies for managing cyber abuse
  • Slack off: managing digital distractions in the workplace
  • Inbox, Manageable: lessons in email productivity
  • Reboot: Reclaiming Control (and the controller) of your Family’s Technology Use
  • Screens in Early Childhood: empowering parents and educators to manage digital device use
  • Digital wellbeing and authentic self-care for teachers and/or school leaders: strategies to avoid burnout and build career- sustaining behaviours

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