Dr. Charlotte Keating

Mental health and wellbeing for adolescents and executives


Dr Charlotte Keating is a psychologist, with a PhD in neuroscience, specialising in adolescents and executives. She is a passionate advocate for mental health, particularly for young people. Charlotte is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and an Associate Member of the College of Clinical Psychologists.

She is uniquely placed as a result of her expertise in psychology and neuroscience to understand the needs of young people and adults and effectively communicate about them as a media personality, psychologist and researcher.

Charlotte is an insightful, compassionate and engaging presenter. Her scientific understanding of how the brain behaves enables her to provide accessible, intriguing insights into why we respond as we do as humans, that truly resonates with audiences.

Current Work

Charlotte presents regularly to schools on various topics including bullying, wellbeing and education. Charlotte has been a panel member for a bi-annual seminar for the Victorian Bar Readers Course: A bad day in court. She has also presented a seminar as part of the professional development program at the Victorian Bar on the role of perfectionism and self-sabotage at work. She speaks at law firms regarding tools for client and self-management.

She is a Member of the National Centre Against Bullying, an initiative of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation that aims to keep young people safe in the community, on the Advisory Board for Dolly’s Dream and an Advisor to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. Charlotte is an Associate Editor and Member of the Editorial Board at the journal, Neuroscience & Biobehavioural Reviews.

Previous experience

Media: She is recognised for her segments as the Resident psychologiston ABC Radio Afternoons in 2016-2018. She has regularly appeared on Radio National and ABC podcasts related to mental health. She has appeared on channel 10’s The Project and was featured as the psychologist for the ABC documentary “Surviving Schools: My Year 7 Life” where she discussed the challenges and triumphs faced by young people in transitioning from primary to secondary school.

Education: Charlotte has a Masters in Clinical Psychology and held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Neuroimaging at Swinburne University of Technology (2012-2015) and remains and Adjunct Research Fellow, researching social difficulties in eating disorders and body image disorders.

Dr Keating has a PhD in Neuroscience from Monash University. She obtained an international award for her research into understanding the mechanisms involved in response to antidepressant therapy. She has published 16 papers, including book chapters and filed two Australian Patents.


Talking Points
How Does the Teen Brain Work?
Managing the transition into High School
How to prepare your child for VCE, and life beyond
Dealing with Perfectionism
Bullying: what to do if your child is being bullied, or your child is bullying others
How to develop body positivity and confidence in young people
How to manage screen time and online safety
Alcohol and substance use in young people: What you need to know
Fostering positive identity development in your young people
Managing Anxiety Across the Life Span: Worries in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s
Resilient entrepreneurs: How to not be resilient when it comes to your health
How to recognise self-sabotage in your relationships and career: Managing team dynamics in a gig economy
How to deal with self-doubt
Managing perfectionism
Modern Parenting