Rebecca is the academic lead for the NeuroFiles project, which she co–founded. With a
background in teaching and a PhD in educational neuroscience, she helps schools
understand how pupils’ brains actually learn, and how the ability to learn is affected by a
multitude of factors including stress and the environment. If teachers don’t know how brains
learn, how can they teach pupil’s brains to their fullest potential? How can pupils achieve if
they don’t understand how their brains’ learn?
She has published several academic papers on, uniquely, the practical application of
neuroscience and psychology in the classroom, so that schools can use her research in ‘real
For the last four years Rebecca has dedicated herself to taking evidence from neuroscience
and psychology into some of the most deprived schools in the North West, and making real
changes to pupils’ lives.
Rebecca features in the book 100 Stories, 100 Women: Stories to Uplift, Empower and
Inspire and is a finalist in the upcoming She Inspires Awards for Education.
Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
A successful business–person and leading Irish philanthropist and activist
Peace Activist. Sport Against Racism, Ireland.
CEO DePaul International – one of the world’s largest homeless charities.
Author ‘Humanology’ – A Scientist’s Guide to Our Amazing Existence’
TV Sports Pundit + positive mental health advocate
Provost & President, Trinity College
Director, Trinity Access Program – bringing third level education to marginalised young people
Creator of ‘The Critter Shed’
Co–founder and CEO FoodCloud
Chair, World Health Innovation Summit
Dean of Research Trinity College, The University of Dublin
Digital Innovator and Implementor, CEO of Digital Doddle and Co–founder Tech for Good Dublin.
CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network
Former Rugby Union Player and Pundit, Former Director for Goldman Sachs
Academic Lead, Neurofiles Project
Founder, Unlike Minds
Activist & Environmentalist
Founder, We Make Good Happen
Visualisation Facilitator / Graphic Recorder
Co–Founder The Good Summit
Founder, One Small Step. Former Ireland and British & Irish Lions rugby player
Head of Marketing, Business in the Community Ireland
Co–Founder The Good Summit, Founder Youthspirit. Chaplain In Residence Trinity College Dublin
Director, UK NHS Mental Health Innovation and Improvement
Director, Social Nybble. Ireland
Ireland Correspondent at Sky News
Head of Social & Community Strategy at everymum
Founder of the Good Country, Honorary Professor of Political Science and Author