Jim has specialised in the Family Harm sector since 2000. He has held a variety of roles within the sector and worked nationally and overseas.

In 2010 Jim was awarded a Queens Service Medal for services to family violence. He joined Brainwave in 2009 because it explained so much of what he was seeing and has presented to a variety of audiences on the Early Years and Teenage Brain. These have included parent groups, public presentations, ECE and schools, The Psychologist Society, Teen Parent Units, Christchurch Prisons, Stopping Violence Services and Refuge.

His focus is on providing information about what really matters in the early and teenage years, and supporting parents and whānau to make positive choices. He likes to share stories and a laugh about his own parenting through the presentation.