Dr Michael Nagel is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast where he teaches and researches in the areas of cognition, behaviour and learning and human development and early learning. He has written a number of books related to neurological development in children and has delivered over 200 workshops and seminars for parents and teachers nationally and internationally. His most prominent books to date include ‘Boys-Stir-Us: Working WITH the Hidden Nature of Boys’, ‘In the Beginning: The Brain, Early Development and Learning’, ‘Nurturing A Healthy Mind: Doing What Matters Most for Your Child’s Developing Brain and ‘It’s a Girl Thing’. These works which have all been heralded as excellent and practical blends of neuroscience, psychology and education for parents and teachers alike and will soon be complemented with ‘In The Middle: The Adolescent Brain, Behaviour and Learning’ (To be released in September 2014).
Nominated as Australian Lecturer of the Year each year since 2010, Dr Nagel has been a guest on ‘Sunrise’ and ‘The Project’, is a member of the prestigious International Neuropsychological Society, sits on a number of education boards and committees and is a feature writer for the ‘Child’ series of magazines which offers parenting advice to more than one million Australian readers. When he is not busy professionally, he spends his time learning the important lessons of adolescence and life from his own children, Madeline and Harrison.
Dr Nagel books It’s A Girl Thing: Schooling and the Developing Female Brain and Boys Stir Us: Working WITH the Hidden Nature of Boys have both been heralded as an excellent and practical blend of neuroscience, psychology and education for parents and teachers alike. Currently he is working on his latest volume titled Getting A Head: The Brain, Early Development and Learning which explores child development, in particular neuro-development, from conception to age eight.
When he is not busy professionally he spends his time learning the important lessons of childhood and life from his own children, Madeline and Harrison.