About the team

Launched in 2016 by Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee TD, journey through the brain was funded by the Health Research Board through its Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme. The funding was awarded to Professor David Cotter and his research group to produce a colouring book for young people to help them learn more about neuroscience.

The project was led by Prof. Cotter and Dr Lorna Lopez and was supported by Prof. Mary Cannon and Helen Coughlan from the PERL Group.

The team was fortunate to enlist the artistic talents of Dr Eoin Kelleher, an RCSI graduate (Medicine, Class of 2014) and illustrator, to create all of the images within the book. We're sure you'll agree that these beautiful, intriguing and evocative images bring the world of the brain to life.

Sophie Sabherwal has created additional notes for teachers which give the back story to these images and will be of great use to anyone who wishes to learn more about the science behind the drawings.

For this project, we were also supported by Sophie Sabherwal, Alan Gallagher, Olivia Browne, Jenny Brady, Cara McVeigh, Gillian Markey and Catriona O'Grady.

All profits from the sale of the book go to Pieta House and the Peter McVerry Trust

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