Joan Freeman
  • Joan Freeman

Professor Joan Freeman, PhD, the Founding President of ECHA, is a world expert in the lifetime development of gifts and talents. She is an elected Fellow of the British Psychological Society and holds their Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with the gifted and talented, among honours from elsewhere.

Joan has written three UK government reports on the educating the gifted, as well as 17 books for scholars and parents and hundreds of academic and non-academic publications. She has given invited presentations in most parts of the world to scholars, practitioners and the public, has made many television programmes and is often in the media. Her private practice in London for gifted children is busy. Joan's latest book, Gifted Lives: What happens when gifted children grow up, describes the lives of gifted people in her unique intimate 35-year study-up.