Kieran O'Mahony

Kieran O'Mahony

Kieran O'Mahony, PhD is an internationally recognized education expert, speaker, coach, and author who has published 100s of academic papers, book chapters and books in the field of learning sciences and cognitive neuroscience. Dr. O'Mahony is the founder of iCNtl (Institute for Connecting Neuroscience with Teaching and Learning) and Neural Education, a professional development organization that has trained more than 1 million teachers and teacher aides worldwide. He is an internationally acclaimed scholar in learning sciences, geographical sciences and higher education. Winner of many distinguished awards in the field of academia, corporate and professional learning and equity and diversity: Winner - 2021 Administrators Award for Innovation in Education; Winner - Phi Beta Kappa Pathfinder Award for discovering new pathways in learning realm; Winner - Corporate Academic Exchange Award for Excellence and Innovation in learning sciences. Winner – Diversity in Action Award for equity and multicultural approach to learning; Distinguished Scholar Award for groundbreaking work that advanced the field of learning; Washington State Book Award for publications in the public domain. Each year, Dr. O'Mahony delivers keynote addresses for Fortune 500 companies, international government agencies, and organizations that are focused on innovative educational leadership. As Fellow in several prestigious organizations, he has contributed to educational thinking on the front lines of places as diverse as India, Africa, Europe and China. In the UK, he is a lifelong Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, where he is acclaimed for having published several books that advanced UK education. He has written extensively for magazines like Forbes, Education Week, and Business Week. His best selling title The Brain-Based Classroom is a Routledge (2021) Eye on Education book that documents a paradigm shift in US education that is both extraordinary and groundbreaking. You can find him at and follow him on social media through Neural Education Facebook page, Instagram, Tiktok, and Twitter #raftingup.
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