2024 Intensive: Keynote address - Survival of the Kindest

The 2024 Intensive Conference Keynote Address: Survival of the Kindest

Renowned psychologist and author Hugh Mackay delves into human nature, stressing the significance of social connections, especially in workplace communities. He explores the repercussions of disconnection on mental health, emphasising the importance of nurturing supportive networks for resilience and emotional stability. His insights inspire reflection on the value of human relationships.


Hugh Mackay AO

Hugh Mackay is a social psychologist and researcher, and the bestselling author of 24 books, including nine novels. His latest non-fiction book, The Way We Are, will be published in May 2024.

Hugh has had a 60-year career in social research, and was also a weekly newspaper columnist for over 25 years. He established and ran The Centre for Communication Studies in Bathurst from 1975-1990, and was one of the founders of The St James Ethics Centre (now known as The Ethics Centre). He is currently an honorary professor in the School of Medicine and Psychology at ANU. Among other appointments, he has been deputy chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts, chairman of the board of trustees of Sydney Grammar School and an honorary professor at Macquarie, Charles Sturt and Wollongong universities.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and the Royal Society of NSW. In recognition of his pioneering work in social research, he has been awarded honorary doctorates by five Australian universities. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2015.


  • This is an on-demand webinar you can watch at anytime - a link and password will be sent to you when you register. 
  • Members will earn 1 CPD point in core area 2
  • This event was recorded at The 2024 Intensive Conference, held on Wednesday 13 March and Thursday 14 March
  • This recording will expire on 31 December 2024
  • Cost: Free


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