Our Story

Helping Students Maximise Potential


Since our foundation we have helped almost 500,000 young people succeed in school. We are proud to be the only study skills organisation that works both north and south of the Irish border, from Fermanagh to Cork,  Antrim to Clare. 


Our founder Roisin Mc Feely set up Amazing Brains after a period of 15 years working in the youth and education sectors. Having witnessed the overwhelming desire by young people to succeed, Roisin felt there was a need to develop a new approach to help them on that journey. That approach was to engage and empower young people by teaching them about the power of having a positive mindset, brain plasticity and effective, evidenced-based study strategies. And so Amazing Brains was born.


We are a vibrant, dynamic, progressive organisation that has student success at it’s very core. We believe that young people are amazing, every one unique, every one intelligent. We want to inspire them to take control of their own futures, discover their own unique talents and latent potential, but most importantly become the authors of their own life stories.


We have developed an extensive range of research-informed education programmes and resources that are interactive, practical, relevant and highly engaging. During our workshops participants engage in a mix of direct instruction modules and action-packed challenging activities. Education and training is a dynamic field, research is updated, approaches change and we have to adapt with these changes. At Amazing Brains you are guaranteed to be at the cutting edge of these fields, ensuring participants are equipped with the tools to help them succeed in school or college, with each other, at work and throughout their lives.

Meet the team

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Roisin McFeely

Managing Director and Presenter

Matt Watson


Mary Oglesby

Operations Director

Dr Katie Liston

Head of Research and Evaluation

Tom Magee


Sue Whyte


Jo Bonnar


Joe Caffrey

Information Management

Amazing Brains NI CIC LTD. Registered in Northern Ireland No NI610401 on 16th December 2011. Registered Office 10 Pilots View Heron Road Belfast BT3 9LE.

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02890 538818

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Co. Dublin

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