On The Brink | Dr. Nicolene Shields | Episode #242

Dr. Nicolene Shields has spent her career helping children reach their potential. She is a certified Behavioural Neuroscientist, Counsellor, Specialist Teacher & Clinical Neuropsychotherapist.

From her first days as a hospital intern psychologist through to leading her own unique specialised practice, Nicolene has 8 years of experience working with families.

Dr. Nicolene is a certified Behavioural Neuroscientist, Counsellor, Specialist Teacher & Clinical Neuropsychotherapist.


A doting mum to her beautiful son, Nicolene is enthusiastic about sharing her proven and practical advice to uplift the lives of families in Australia and around the world.

Dr. Nicolene’s expertise speaks for itself:

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology (with Honours)
Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Master of Education and Cognitive Psychology
Master of Special Education (Sensory Disabilities)
Master of Neuroscience
Graduate Certificate in Magnetic Resonance and Positron Emission Tomography
Doctor of Philosophy (Neuropsychology)

Brainwise Academy is the brainchild of Aussie mum and experienced Behavioural Neuroscientist, Counsellor, Specialist Teacher, and Clinical Neuropsychotherapist Dr Nicolene Shields. Nicolene aims to be the go-to solution for parents and education professionals who feel overwhelmed, burnt out and are struggling to cope with daily behavioural challenges. Who simply yearn to understand their children … better.

Through our one-of-a-kind, high-quality online learning courses, Nicolene teaches you child development tools for life. That’s right, life. Backed by science and real-world ready, our programs help you find your version of long-lasting life change for a happier, more harmonious life. For you, for your child, for the whole family.

Dr. Nicolene Helps parents to understand : about the brain and how it develops; how to respond and nurture change in children; what practical tools to try at home or in the classroom.

Learn more about Brainwise at

This website link offers parents clear and specific information about the courses they can undertake to support them specifically with concerns relating to their children. The courses are of three categories that parents can elect to address issues in shorter- versus- longer and more intense courses.

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