On October 8th 2013, Brian Pennie experienced his first day clean after 15 years of chronic heroin addiction. Instead of perceiving his addiction as a failure, he embraced a second chance at life and went to university to study the complexities of human behaviour.
He graduated with a degree in psychology in 2017 winning several awards, including a fully funded PhD scholarship in Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. Since then, he has become a lecturer in both Trinity College and University College Dublin, a published academic writer, international blogger, and speaker on mental wellness, high performance and personal growth. Brian has also successfully launched his own self-development company.
With a relentless belief that we are what we think, his mission is to show people that change is possible, demonstrating actionable steps through a lived experience.