Dr Tim Edwards-Hart, MAPS MCCLP
Doctor of Psychology
Bachelor Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours)
Graduate Diploma Behavioural Science
Graduate Diploma Adolescent Health & Welfare
Dr Tim Edwards-Hart is a clinical psychologist working with adolescents and young adults (ages 15-30) as well as adults with ADHD and related conditions. His interests in wellbeing and youth leadership development are the product of 30 years of working with young people in both Australia and the USA.
Commencing his career in the 1980’s as a senior gymnastics coach, Tim went on in the 1990’s to work as a Regional Youth Resource Worker for the Uniting Church in Australia where he developed youth policy, organised public seminars on adolescent health and acted as an advocate for rural youth at a local, state and national level. In the mid-1990’s, Tim founded Interactive EdVentures to provide adventure-based experiential learning and leadership development programs.
By the end of the 1990’s, Tim sought to consolidate his long-term interest in adolescent wellbeing and commenced a decade of study. A Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare at the University of Melbourne, was followed by a Graduate Diploma, Honours and Doctorate in clinical psychology at RMIT University.
During this period, Tim worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital, the North East Area Mental Health Service at the Austin Hospital and with Dr Michael Carr-Gregg. Tim has presented at mental health conferences in Australia and the USA on internet resources for adolescents and on young adult leadership development. He is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science, the Australian ADHD Professionals Association and the World Federation of ADHD.
Tim’s doctoral thesis investigated the psychological outcomes of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA): a seven day leadership conference for young adults. He consults on leadership development and maintains his involvement in RYLA.
Clinically, Tim has expertise in assessing and managing ADHD in adolescents and adults. He is on the management committee of Adult ADHD Melbourne, a peer support group for adults affected by ADHD, and also offers public presentations and teacher workshops.