Dr Sabina Brennan directed a dementia research program at Trinity College for seven years and also led Brain Fit, a large-scale research study examining the relationship between brain health, lifestyle, genomics and dementia risk at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s premier university.
Sabina is a passionate advocate for brain health and a voice for the needs of individuals with neurological conditions. She represents Ireland on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Panel for Alzheimer’s Disease International and volunteers on several committees and advisory boards. She has advised the Irish Government & the All Party Parliamentary Group on Longevity in the UK on brain health, dementia risk reduction and healthy ageing.
The Super Brain podcast, hosted by Sabina has featured as an Apple ‘New and Noteworthy podcast and frequently features in various top ten podcast lists in Ireland and elsewhere. Sabina regularly offers neuroscientific and psychological insights on a variety of topics on radio, TV, as a podcast guest and in the press both nationally and internationally and has given hundreds of talks on a variety of topics to corporate clients, government bodies and NGOs
Sabina’s mission to get everyone looking after their brain health as routinely as they brush their teeth has won her awards in recognition of the societal impact of her work and for her contribution to STEM communication including Science Foundation Ireland’s inaugural award for Outstanding Contribution to Science Communication and the Provost’s Award (TCD) in recognition of her contribution to Innovation for Societal Impact. Dr Brennan was one of just four finalists in the US-Ireland research Innovation Awards (2017) and was listed as one of Image magazine’s Women of the Year (2018). Two Irish books; ‘The Day That Changed My Life: Inspirational Stories from Irish Women (Black and White Publishing, 2019) and A Day in May, Real Lives, True Stories (Irish Academic Press – 2016) include chapters about Sabina.Sabina’s books Beating Brain Fog (Orion Spring 2021) and 100 Days to a Younger Brain (2019) are both Irish Times No 1 bestsellers. Brain Gym: 40 Workouts to Boost Your Brain Health (Laurence King Publishing) will be published in March 2023 and The Neuroscience of Manifesting (Orion Spring) will be published in 2024.
Sabina gives a range of talks that offer a neuroscience/brain health perspective on various topics. The talks have a very practical focus and fit well under ‘employee empowerment’, ‘workplace wellness’ ‘mental health’, and ‘diversity and inclusion’ themes.
What is aging? - How to do it well with attitude
Brain Health - The best investment for retirement
Wake up to Brain Health the best investment you’ll ever make
Beating Brain Fog – Rituals to Restore, Reset and Revive your Brain
Understanding and treating brain fog in peri-menopause and menopause
Understanding and treating brain fog in Long Covid
Use your brain to build resilience, welcome challenge and embrace change
The neuroscience of mental health
Why your brain needs sleep & how to sleep well
Stress and the brain – find your stress sweet spot
Physical and mental exercise to optimise brain performance
Nourish your brain – diet, nutrition and the gut-brain axis.
The neuroscience of manifesting
You are your brain – explore ‘self ‘, ‘authenticity’ and ‘neurodiversity’.
Addiction and the human brain