Dr. Sarah McKay

Director, Think Brain

Dr Sarah McKay is a neuroscientist and science communicator who specialises in translating brain science research into simple, actionable strategies for peak performance, creativity, health and well-being.

Sarah grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand. She was awarded a BSc (Hons) 1st class in neuroscience at Otago University and an MSc and PhD training in neuroscience at Oxford University. After moving to Sydney, Australia, she completed five years of research in brain plasticity and spinal cord injury, then hung up her lab coach to build a science communications business.

Sarah is the founder of Think Brain, which offers professional development programs in applied neuroscience and brain health. In 2019, Sarah hosted an episode of ABC's Catalyst exploring brain health, bio-hacking and longevity. Sarah is the author of The Women's Brain Book: The Neuroscience of Health, Hormones and Happiness, which explores the female lifespan through the lens of neurobiology. Her second book, Baby Brain (rebranded), is due in 2023.

Sarah lives on Sydney's Northern Beaches with her Irish husband, and together they are raising two boys and can be found surfing, sailing, and ocean swimming. They dream of the day they can visit NZ for more mountain biking and skiing.