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. Talk to me about how I can tailor a WORKSHOP or KEYNOTE to your particular audience and desired outcomes.

Popular topics include:

  • Women's Brain Health across the lifespan (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.
  • Seven habits of highly healthy brains.
  • REFIRE to REWIRE — six steps to tap in adult neuroplasticity, learning and change.

Upcoming 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!!)

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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