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Dr Sarah McKay is an increasingly influential brain health commentator, neuroscientist, TEDx speaker and TV presenter who specialises in translating brain science research into simple, actionable strategies for peak performance, creativity, mental health and wellbeing.
Sarah is Director of The Neuroscience Academy, which offers professional development program in applied neuroscience and brain health, is currently filming an upcoming episode of the ABC TV science show Catalyst. And she is the author of The Women's Brain Book. The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness.
Dr McKay completed a MSc and D.Phil in neuroscience at Oxford and she sums her PhD thesis up in few words: ‘Nature, Nurture or Neuroplasticity?’ After five years of postdoctoral research, Sarah hung up her lab coach to pursue a career in science communications.
Sarah combines a wry sense of humour with an uncompromising mind and a natural ability at making the complex simple and practical. Whether she is writing, speaking or teaching, she tells impeccably researched evidence-based stories in a simple, fun and compelling way.
Sarah has been published extensively for consumers and professional audiences. She’s been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Australian Women’s Health, Daily Life, Sydney Morning Herald, Body & Soul, and can be been heard and seen on SBS Insight, ABC Radio National, ABC Catalyst, Channel 7, The Exchange TV and others.
Sarah has won numerous awards for her blog, in particular for supporting wellness and mental health. Sarah’s blog can be read by visiting, www.yourbrainhealth.com.au and The Neuroscience Academy can be found at theneuroacademy.com. She lives on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, Australia with her husband and together they are raising two surfer dudes.
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