Brian Hennessy is an Australian author, educator, commercial consultant, and psychologist who has lived and worked in China for ten years. These days, he divides his time between both countries.
He has been a special school principal of a school for severely disabled children in Australia, and a clinical psychologist in both Australia and China. He has also been a tutor at James Cook University in Australia and a visiting lecturer in Psychology at the Chongqing Medical University in China.
His publications include, The Sharp End: The trauma of a war in Vietnam (a book about his experiences as an infantryman in that war); and psychological research published in Behaviour Change and The Clinical Psychology Review. He has also written about Stress, Anxiety, & Depression for Chinese people; and Traditional Chinese Values and Cultural adaptation for foreigners. His latest books on China are: Get China Ready: Understand Chinese culture. Manage cultural differences; and, An Australian in China: Stories from the hinterland.
Brian writes articles about life in China and photographs everything he sees. His perspective is bottom-up as well as top-down and includes commentary on social, cultural, economic, historical, and political matters.
He speaks basic Mandarin, travels widely within China and is integrated into Chinese society. His goal is to help China and the West understand each other.
Read more about Brian Hennessy at china-consult.com.au.