Steve Biddulph AM is one of the world’s best  known parent educators. A psychologist for 30 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach.  His books, including The Secret of Happy Children, Raising Boys, The New Manhood and now 10 Things Girls Need Most are in SIX MILLION homes and 31 languages.  They have influenced the way we look at childhood and especially the development of boys and men.  Today though, the mental health of girls and young women globally is also a  major focus. 

Steve’s live talks have had a remarkable public response, reaching 140,000 people.  Many people express surprise at how moving and emotional these talks are, as well as how much fun. 


Steve also led and funded a 5 year human rights project - the SIEVX Memorial Project that involved 300 schools and communities standing against the Australian government’s horrific treatment of asylum seekers arriving by sea.  He is a patron of Sanctuary Refugee Trust, The Australian Council on Children and Media, and  of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change. 

Steve was voted Australian Father of the Year 2001 for his work encouraging dads, and a Member of the Order of Australia for his work in young people’s mental health. He has two grown up children, and lives in Tasmania with his wife and co-author Shaaron, and assorted wombats.