Dr Maria Gardiner

BA (Hons) MPsych (Clinical) PhDMaria

Maria is a leading coach, psychologist and researcher. She has worked with many of Australia's medical and academic leaders over the last fifteen years. She particularly specialises in the psychology of high performance and works with leading research groups at universities around Australia.

She is a sought after presenter and communicator, delivering powerful and engaging presentations to thousands of participants in seminars in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Maria’s passion is understanding what characteristics and attitudes create the highest possible performance and then translating this into practical, useable strategies.

Maria is also a widely respected researcher, holding a research associate position in the School of Psychology at Flinders University. She has a strong research record, which provides a rigorous evidence base for her specialisation in high performing individuals and teams.

As a co-author with Hugh Kearns, she has published five books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.