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I’m Dr Sarah McKay.

I’m an Oxford University-educated neuroscientist, presenter of ABC Catalyst, director of The Neuroscience Academy, and author of The Women's Brain Book. The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness. 

I simplify insights from neuroscience research into smart actionable strategies for peak performance, creativity, health, and wellbeing.

Curious about how to use neuroscience in your work and everyday life? Wonder why you think, feel and act the way you do. Want to learn how you can use brain science to help others?

The Women's Brain Book.
The Neuroscience of Health, Hormones and Happiness.

As women, understanding how our minds and brains are shaped and sculpted by our genes and hormones, our life experiences, society and culture, and our thoughts, feelings and beliefs is key to health and wellbeing.
The story begins in the womb and chapters focus in turn on infancy and girlhood, puberty and the menstrual cycle, the teenage years, mental health, romance and sex, pregnancy and motherhood, menopause, and finally longevity and old age.

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Watch me on the TEDx stage explaining the neurobiology of the afternoon nap (it'll enhance your memory, spark creativity, and regulate your emotions. No app, guru or course required!)

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Erin Matlock

CEO Brain Summits

Dr Sarah McKay is a bright, credible light who stands out in the complex yet fascinating field of neuroscience. Fusing her prestigious academic background with her unique ability to translate complex concepts into words we can all understand, she offers real-world science that we can use to better our lives.

Dr Suzy Green

The Positivity Institute

Dr Sarah McKay is the real deal. There are many people who have jumped on the ‘brain bandwagon’ without any formal qualifications in neuroscience. Not only does Sarah have the academic quals, having completed her PhD at Oxford University, she has that rare strength of being able to translate science into everyday practice.

Kathleen Buchanan

Wellness Coach and Yoga Teacher

Sarah is like a personal shopper for neuroscience: she finds the most relevant, current, credible research regarding the brain She does a great job of being an accessible academic, and she is warm and approachable with a big bag of knowledge and resources – the perfect combo!

John Mekrut

Director The Balance Brain Neurofeedback Training Centre, CA, USA

Dr. McKay is a vivacious and entertaining guide into the fascinating world of brain science. With an obvious passion to share what she has learned as an experienced and credentialed expert, she leads us on a very accessible journey into the complex world of what makes us tick. Using insightful and engaging presentations, with rich and varied reference materials to further explore, Dr. McKay shows us how the mind and body are intimately intertwined.

Carol A Vaughan

B.Couns Dip.Hyp MAEPH Perth Hypnosis Clinic

Sarah’s course is comprehensive, cutting edge, beautifully articulated, and has a brilliant abundant back up of resources to dive into. I have loved learning about the brain for a couple of years. I wanted to bring structure and credibility to my scattered and disjointed knowledge of neuroscience. There is a supportive community, just enough info for the therapist and a challenge for the grey matter without bogging down in too much anatomy ... just loved it all!

Erin Matlock
Dr Suzy Green
Kathleen Buchanan
John Mekrut
Carol A Vaughan


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