Tara is Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, Visiting Senior Lecturer at King’s College, London, and Chief Neuroscience Officer at Arowana International.

In 2018 she launched an exciting new research project on ‘Organisational Plasticity’©, ‘Organisational Epigenetics’© and ‘Epi-Cultures’©. The ‘Organisational Plasticity Index’ (OPI) looks at the factors that enable a company to make successful pivots and future-proof their success. This research is based on her work on neuroplasticity and epigenetics as applied to businesses. Dirk Rossey, Dean of Arowana University, collaborates closely with Tara on OPI© and related tools.

Tara’s Organisational Plasticity and Epi-Cultures series on Forbes:


Tara undertakes studies into the mental resilience of professions that experience particularly high levels of stress. Projects Tara has been involved with include:

  • The results of the study into the mental resilience of journalists were published on 18th May 2017. Click here to read the full report. A press release summarising the results is also available here.
  • A study in collaboration with the Corinthia Hotel, London, examining the mental resilience of teams both front and back of house in the fast paced 24-7 hospitality industry.
  • Tara is also co-author of the award-winning book, Neuroscience for Leadership: Harnessing the Brain Gain Advantage. The book uses new evidence that positive leadership can be learned and how by harnessing key competencies and creativity, leaders can make better decisions and improve performance.
  • A research paper with Dr Michael Hurley, Senior Researcher at Imperial College, London on treatment for Parkinson’s Disease.

Please watch this space for details of future projects. For any enquiries about the potential to collaborate on a future study, please use our contact form.