Jonathan Toussaint

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Jonathan Toussaint
Jonathan Toussaint
Photo of Jonathan Toussaint
Native name Jonathan
Born Australian
Nationality Australian
Occupation Author, Lecturer, Marriage celebrant
Known for How to Talk to Girls[1]

Jonathan Toussaint is an Australian author, university lecturer, and government-registered marriage celebrant. Jonathan Toussaint is a Health professional, published author, and registered marriage celebrant with the Australian Government. He is a leader in the field of health science and has provided professional educational services and consultancy work for individuals, families, communities and corporate sectors across Australia. His expertise has lead him to be featured in many well known publications and as a speaker at international conferences.


Jonathan completed his Master of Social Work from Australian College of Applied Psychology. He completed his Master of Humanities (Psychology) from University of Tasmania in 1995. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Health Science from Charles Sturt University in 2013.


Jonathan’s professional life has been dedicated to the Nonprofit organization. This has included over 25 years’ experience in clinical leadership and executive management roles in the areas of disability, mental health and children’s services. Jonathan has served as a CEO in the human services industry, a university lecturer, and a consultant to government. He is currently the Head of Health and Behavioural Sciences at the Medical Register of Australia. Jonathan has formal qualifications in psychology and social work, and a PhD in health science. He has a strong advocacy mindset for equality, human rights and social justice.

  • Director at People Potential Group Since 2011 - Present.
  • Head of Health and Behavioural Sciences at The Medical Register of Australia Since 2006 - Present.
  • President at International Society of Counselling and Clinical Supervisors Since 2013 - Present.
  • Chief Executive Officer at Procare Since 2013 to 2016.



Jonathan has published and promoted 2 books in the self-help genre.

"How to Talk to Girls"[2] is Jonathan's first book Shows boys how to start a conversation with girls, discusses ways of developing friendships with girls, and explains what it takes for that friendship into true relationship was published by Allen & Unwin in 2011... "How Do I Look? Keys to a Healthy Body Image"[3] is an informative and insightful book that can help adolescents recognize idealized images in the media, combat negative body image pressures, improve their health at home and school. Jonathan wrote this excellent resource with contributions from Laura Wuellner, Karen Kirby & Kyra Bandte.


  • Interrelate counselling service rocked as sex educator Jonathan Toussaint sacked[4]
  • Why dads need to be body positive role models for their daughters

External Links


  1. Toussaint, Jonathan (2011) (in en). How to Talk to Girls. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 9781742371948. 
  2. Toussaint, Jonathan (2011) (in en). How to Talk to Girls. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 9781742371948. 
  3. Toussaint, Jonathan (May 2015) (in en). How Do I Look?. Wuellner Words. ISBN 9780646935867. 
  4. LION, PATRICK (2013). "Interrelate counselling service rocked as sex educator Jonathan Toussaint sacked" (in en).