Phil Dye – Creator/Lead Presenter NSW
MINDZ BRAINPLAY is the creation of Phil Dye, a health communicator, entrepreneur and educator previously in the School of Medical Sciences at the UNSW. As a trained teacher he has taught every grade from K-12 and to Master’s level university. As a health and science communicator he has won national awards for his work including the Golden Target Award for his communication programs on Organ Donation.
Phil’s concept is to take neuroscience to the streets and Mindz Brainplay is doing just that in an educational and fun way. In October 2016, Phil was a delegate to the TEDx San Francisco conference on innovation in science.
Ben Currell – Lead Presenter WA
Ben leads the Mindz Western Australia team. He is a science communicator with a passion for innovative education and is the current chair of the ‘Game Changer’ School STEM Awards in WA. He holds a Bachelor of Science Majoring in Nanotechnology and post graduate qualifications in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is also a past National Youth Science Forum presenter. When not talking science Ben is possibly performing in a band somewhere around Perth.
Ashley Weir – Presenter NSW
Ashley is a UNSW Advanced Science student majoring in pathology. She has a love for the medical sciences and an intense interest in human anatomy and neuroscience. Her main research is in the mechanisms of cancer metabolism. Alongside this passion, her interests include any movie starring Michael Fassbender and drinking coffee.
Arsh Sahid – Presenter NSW
Arshman Sahid is a science student double majoring in neuroscience and pharmacology at UNSW. He has a love for teaching and is a sought after HSC science and maths tutor. When he is not thinking or talking about brains he is probably going for a run!
Adam Austin – Scientific Advisor
Adam Austin is a Bachelor of Medical Science with 1st Class Honours from UNSW. Adam has oversight of the science behind Mindz, a science that is constantly evolving as we learn more about the human brain.