Public Speaking

The aim of The Reward Foundation is to spread knowledge about what makes relationships flourish. This includes empowering people to understand and overcome health or relationship problems arising from overuse of internet pornography. Building resilience to stress is a key part of our programme.

We speak to three main audiences:

• Professionals working in public policy, government, health, education and the law. We help them to develop and apply ideas and tools to reduce the threats to society posed by the overconsumption of internet pornography, particularly by adolescents

• Parents, carers and concerned citizens. We help general audiences improve their understanding of the risks around overconsumption of internet pornography

• Students and staff at schools, universities and colleges. This can be integrated into the PSHE, Citizenship, or Health and Wellbeing curriculum or as an aid to pupil support leaders

We will accept invitations to appear on television, radio or the news media. We also write copy for newspapers and magazines.

As a charity The Reward Foundation must raise income to support its activities. Depending on the circumstances, we can offer speakers on both a paid and voluntary basis. Please contact us at info@rewardfoundation.org for an initial discussion about your needs. We accept speaking requests in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

Mary Sharpe is the expert on The Reward Foundation’s three-step recovery model and three-step prevention model. She connects the latest findings in neuroscience and social science with developments in education, health and the law. She has a particular interest in helping to make young people more confident and able to develop healthy, happy relationships. Mary is currently a board member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH).  She is a member of the Faculty of Advocates with experience in criminal law and family law and spent a decade in Brussels as a lawyer and consultant in international relations. She has spent much of the last 15 years developing and running programmes on personal leadership. She is a Visiting Scholar at The University of Cambridge. .

Dr Darryl Mead is an authority on the many methods the internet pornography industry employs to hook users. Darryl researches the ways internet technology affects individual behaviour and interpersonal relationships, especially how the real violence and unsafe sex practices shown in porn are creating new social and sexual norms. Darryl advises government bodies on how to adapt their business to the evolving digital landscape. He is an Honorary Research Associate at University College London.

The Reward Foundation does not offer therapy.