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.
- International Association of Applied Neuroscience. Portside Conference Centre. 22-23 May 2019. In Her Head. Lessons from writing a book about the female brain.
- Australian Hypnotherapists Association NSW branch workshop. Sunday 2 June 2019. REFIRE to REWIRE. 6 steps to rewire your brain (and master anything).
- International Coaching Federation NSW branch workshop. Tuesday 4 June 2018. The neuroscience of habits and coaching for change.
- Happiness and its Causes 2019. ICC, Sydney. Monday 24th June 2019. In Her Head. Lessons from writing a book about the female brain.
- Genanzzano Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences. Science of Learning Conference.Friday 2 August 2019. The neurobiology of the will and the way.
- Writers Live – Dr Sarah McKay introduces The Woman’s Brain Book, Berkelouw Books, Mona Vale. Thursday 5 April 2018 6.30pm.
- Nurture Your Brain for Life with Dr Sarah McKay. Five Dock Library, Sydney, NSW. Thursday 19 April 2018 6.30pm.
- Revive 2018. Sheraton Mirage. Sheraton Mirage 29 July 2018.
- How to write a popular science book. Australasian Medical Writers Conference. Melbourne, VIC. Thursday 23 - Saturday 25 August 2018.
- 9 Habits for Highly Healthy Brains. Golden Door. Hunter Valley, NSW. September 22 2018
- In Her Head. Business Chicks. Movers and Breakers Conference. Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay. Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 October 2018. *sold out.
- Women's Wellbeing Symposium. Otago University, Dunedin, NZ. November 13-14, 2018.
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!).
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!
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.
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