Speaking at Your Conference or Event

I offer bespoke presentations, including after-dinner talks, lectures, multimedia presentations, workshops, and conference talks on a variety of topics in the area of human behaviour and relationships. I work with partners from a wide range of industries and professions, including financial services, business schools, medical professionals, relationship counsellors, teachers, and more.

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Corporate Speaking

My recent platforms include conferences/events run by IQ Analytics, WIBF,Care Fertility,Edinburgh Dental Specialists, The Reproductive Health Group, Relationships Scotland, the Professional Speaking Association,Ragged University, the Spice Club,  Empirical Sex, TescoBank, Enterprise Nation, Fettes College, and Edinburgh Business School

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Popular Keynotes:

* This is by no means an exhaustive list and I’d be delighted to tailor a talk or workshop to the themes of your event. For more detail about the topics below, or to organise a talk on a different subject, please contact me.

How Monkeys Taught Me to Take Risks

How Monkeys Taught Me to Take Risks

Through recounting my fieldwork adventures, I’ll demonstrate how we can learn to feel good about taking calculated risks in pursuit of our ambitions, and also how we women can take full advantage of our natural “risk awareness”.

Ideal Audience: Female entrepreneurs, business leaders, or employees.

Queen Bees and Shrinking Violets: How women can stop holding each other back

Queen Bees and Shrinking Violets: How women can stop holding each other back

Women tend compete with those of their own gender differently from men. In this talk I’ll explain how this has led to some positives but many difficulties for women in male-stereotypical workplaces, and how we can improve things.

Ideal Audience: Female entrepreneurs, business leaders, or employees.

Be Like a Bonobo! Why the Future of Leadership is Female

Be Like a Bonobo! Why the Future of Leadership is Female

Bonobo females form alliances with one another to outrank males and lead their groups peacefully. We women can learn from our bonobo sisters and club together to lead through prestige – which will benefit all employees, male and female, as well as the bottom line.

Ideal Audience: Entrepreneurs and business leaders especially, but also employees.

Are We Built for Monogamy?

Are We Built for Monogamy?

Monogamy is relatively rare in human history and here I’ll talk about why some people stick with one partner for the duration while others like to spread themselves around. Can we make monogamy work, where does love come in, and can science help us?

Ideal Audience: Anyone that’s likely to have a relationship

Embracing Your Inner Female: How to value and capitalise on female traits instead of aspiring to the male way

Embracing Your Inner Female: How to value and capitalise on female traits instead of aspiring to the male way

Women have evolved to have, on average, slightly different motivations and aspirations from men. I’ll talk about how these manifest in our approaches to work and leadership and how individuals and businesses can capitalise on female ways.

Ideal Audience: Entrepreneurs and business leaders (of any gender but especially female), and female employees w...

Myths of Attraction

Myths of Attraction

We have plenty of stereotypes about what men and women want and don’t want in a romantic partner, and in this talk I’ll show where and why these are and aren’t true, letting you work out the reasons for your own desires.

Ideal Audience: Anyone that’s likely to have a relationship.

Menopause: Navigating your personal journey

Menopause: Navigating your personal journey

In this talk I’ll show how we can optimise our experience around menopause by taking into account our own personal life history. I’ll discuss the pros and cons of different treatments for symptoms, effects on sex, relationships and work, and reasons to be cheerful.

Ideal Audience: Entrepreneurs, business leaders, or employees (men as well as women sin...

The Scent of Attraction

The Scent of Attraction

We give and receive all sorts of important signals through the olfactory channel and in this talk, I’ll explain why liking your partner’s natural smell is vital for relationship satisfaction, sexual attraction, and our children’s health, and I’ll reveal the effects of perfume and ‘the pill’ on our smelly signals.

Ideal Audience: Anyone that’s likely to hav...