Sabina Brennan, psychologist, filmmaker and science communicator has made a substantial impact in raising awareness of the importance of brain health and dementia risk reduction, both nationally and internationally. Her projects aim to increase the societal impact of research by translating complex scientific content and research findings into easy-to-understand practical information.
Her work has been covered extensively in the media. She is a regular contributor on TV and radio and receives frequent invitations to speak nationally on topics related to aging.
Dr. Brennan also serves on numerous government, advocacy and advisory committees including the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, SAGE (advocacy for older adults) the HSE for dementia awareness, Department of Health for Healthy and Positive Ageing). At Trinity College Dublin, she is a member of the Equality Committee and chairs the Age Friendly Trinity Working Group. She has been engaged as a consultant to advise the Irish government on how best to support vulnerable older Irish emigrants to promote brain health, support active aging and address social isolation.
Science Foundation Ireland presented Sabina with their inaugural award for Outstanding Contribution to STEM Communication. She was a finalist in the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards for research with socially isolated older adults. She also received an Innovation award from the Provost of Trinity College Dublin in recognition of the social impact of her work.