The Institute for Neuroscience and Education (iN-Ed) was established with the main emphasis on research, collaboration and dissemination of information on the Brain and Learning. Recent advances in Educational Neuroscience and Psychology research has shifted the paradigm of teaching and learning to focus on neurodevelopmental aspects of memory consolidation and the role of the environment (educator, school and community) to facilitate memory networks (the essence of learning). This has significant impact on pedagogy and engaging with learners. The iN-Ed focuses on establishing extensive networks with academia, psychologists and educators to facilitate high quality learning events to contribute to the ever-increasing demand for brain-based learning.



Mrs Rita Princi-Hubbard

PhD Candidate - University of Queensland

B.Psych(Hons), M.Psych(Clin), MAPS, FCCLP, MIAAN (Cert)


Clinical Psychologist

Certificate of Applied Clinical Neuroscience 

Director - Princi Consulting

Director - Institute for Neuroscience and Education

Ambassador - The APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Member of the Australian Psychological Society

Supervisor - International Association of Applied Neuroscience (IAAN)

Member - International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)

Member - Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS)

Rita is a Psychologist with Clinical Endorsement working with children, adolescents, families, couples and individuals in private practice. She is the Director of the Institute for Neuroscience and Education and the Brain Smart 4 Learning Program.  She provides Brain-Based Education training to clinicians, educators and parents, and seminars and workshops on the Neuroscience of Stress in various domains. 


Rita is an Ambassador with the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, is Certified with the International Association of Applied Neuroscience (MIAAN Cert) and is currently a Supervisor for the IAAN.


She is a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the University of Adelaide and a Consultant for the Australian Communication and Media Authority, where she is given scripts and DVD’s of children’s television programs to assess whether they are developmentally appropriate for specific age groups.


In the span of her career, Rita has worked at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Metabolic Centre (Obesity Clinic), appeared on 'Raising Children', a DVD given to new parents and supported by the Australian Government, and appeared on the DVD 'Being Dad 2'.


Rita maintains accreditation with Burnside Memorial Hospital and works collaboratively with Heart Kids, and has worked with Ronald McDonald House and Leukaemia Foundation providing assessment and therapy to children with chronic illness and their families.    


In the span of her career, she has held the positions of: Chair – SA APS College of Clinical Psychologists – (2012-2014);  National Convenor (2004-2008) and National Treasurer (2008-2013) of the APS Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology Interest Group;

Executive Member – Australian Council on Children and the Media (2009-2013) and as an Allied Health Member – Podiatry Board of SA (2005-2009)