Sabina Brennan (PhD., C.Psychol.,PsSI.) is a psychologist, neuroscientist, author, filmmaker and award-winning science communicator.
Dr Brennan’s scientific research at Trinity College Dublin has focused on brain health, and dementia risk and protective factors to establish how decline in cognitive function might be prevented or delayed. In 2019 she will lead a large research project at Trinity College looking at the relationship between brain health, genomics, lifestyle and dementia.
Her public engagement projects aim to increase the societal impact of scientific research by translating complex content into easy-to-understand resources for the general public and key stakeholders.
In 2016 Sabina was the inaugural recipient of Science Foundation Ireland’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to STEM Communication. That same year she was a finalist in the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards. In 2017 she received the Provost’s Award for Innovation in recognition of her work for social impact. Most recently she was listed as one of IMAGE magazine’s Women of the Year 2018.
Sabina is a passionate advocate for equality and human rights. She serves on the Equality Committee at Trinity College and Chairs the Age Friendly Trinity Working Group. She also volunteers on advocacy and scientific advisory committees for multiple organisations involved in human rights for older adults (SAGE) and advocacy for people with dementia (Alzheimer Society) and other neurological conditions (NAI Ireland, Migraine Ireland, MS Ireland).
Sabina has established a strong media profile and is founding director of Trinity Brain Health a Trinity College spin out company that specializes in translating complex scientific content into fun and entertaining animations. The No 1 best-seller, 100 Days to a Younger Brain, published by Orion Spring in March 2019, is Sabina’s first book.