Speaking and Workshops

Dr Sarah McKay can be booked to speak at your next conference or event.

At the heart of what I do is to tell impeccably-researched evidence-based stories in a straightforward and compelling way.

I'm always thrilled to speak about how to use neuroscience to better support our wellbeing.

For professional audiences (coaches, teachers, therapists and other 'helping' professionals), I synthesise neuroscience, health psychology and principles of coaching into practical tools and strategies for use in the clinic, classroom or corporation.

For the general audience, I discuss the neuroscience of brain and mind health and longevity.

Popular topics include:

  • Women's Brain Health across the lifespan. A talk based on my book 'The Women's Brain Book. The Neuroscience of Health, Hormones and Happiness).
  • A 'Bottom-Up Outside-In Top-Down' approach to brain health and well-being.
  • Nine habits of highly healthy brains
  • REFIRE to REWIRE — six steps to tap in adult neuroplasticity, learning and change.

Upcoming events:

Past events:

See me speak:

TEDx – Indulge Your Neurobiology.

My 2015 TEDx talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology'  in which why afternoon naps improve memory, spark creativity and regulate emotions (no app, course or guru required!).

SBS Insight. Is your health all in your head?

You can catch me talking about the neurobiology of placebos via the SBS Insight replay site or on YouTube (I’m speaking at 12 mins, 42 mins and 48 mins).

Increasing Brain Potential. The Exchange TV.

I chat with hosts Rob and Christie Buckingham and memory expert and author Tansel Ali about memory.

Your Brain Matters.

A vox pop I did for Alzheimer’s Australia (and watch to the very end when I chime in again!!)

I just wanted to say a quick THANK YOU for everything that you did, and everything that you brought to Movers and Breakers 2019. We absolutely loved having you as one of our amazing speakers, your presentation was awesome and we loved having you join a part of the Fiji experience. Hopefully, we will work together again soon!

Sara Jenkins
Business Chicks

Sarah is a warm and engaging speaker. She presents neuroscience evidence in an accessible way and can convey scientific facts to a general audience without ‘dumbing it down’. Having worked with Sarah on the Neural Knitworks National Science Week project, I would recommend Sarah as a sharp and clever communicator, an expert consultant who can make sure that your content is scientifically accurate and a  great copywriter. She is great fun, more than happy to get hands-on and we are so grateful to have someone with her credentials working with us.

Jackie Randles
Manager, Inspiring Australia, NSW

Sarah’s final plenary at the AMWA 2013 conference was just what the audience needed to hear. An honest narrative from a fellow medical writer about her journey as a blogger, evidence geek and online communicator. A rare science writer who is as powerful from the podium as she is on the page.

Dr Justin Coleman
President, Australasian Medical Writers Association

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