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About Us

Football Brains Mentored Brain Training is a collaboration between three true innovators, that have successfully run multi award-winning companies:

  • Dr Michael Merzenich – Director of Brain Health and Cognitive Function 

Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Posit Science. Dr Merzenich heads the company’s science team and is the brain behind BrainHQ and the author of Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life. For nearly five decades, he has been a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research. 

Dr Merzenich has published more than 150 articles in leading peer-reviewed journals (such as Science and Nature) and received numerous awards and prizes (including the Russ Prize, Ipsen Prize, Zülch Prize, Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award and Purkinje Medal).

(Brain HQ founder and Posit Science Corporation, USA.)



  • Graham Morgan – Director of Football and Mentoring 

Graham, who devised the Footballing Brains concept, has enjoyed an extensive and varied career involved in football in terms of playing, coaching, development and marketing. Encouraged to get involved in coaching Graham became the youngest FA Full Badge Coach, aged 24, in 1976 and was invited to support the delivery of FA National Courses from the following year into the 1980s. Graham subsequently was appointed Head Coach of the England Schoolboy U18 Team and was head-hunted by the Football Association to became the first Football Development Officer in the UK.

Invited to join adidas Graham worked in various roles for 10 years including Head of Global Grassroots Football and Head of UK Sport. He worked closely on the launch of the adidas Predator football boot - signing an unknown David Beckham to promote the product

(co-founder Evolve: A Social Impact Company and Evolve Education Ltd)

  • John Bishop – Director of Training and Qualifications

A qualified teacher, school governor and fellow of the RSA, RSPH and LPI, John has been responsible for delivering innovative educational programmes in over 1,000 primary schools in England and Wales during a career that spans over 20 years in the health and education sectors. 


As co-founder of Evolve, the multi award winning social enterprise, John has been instrumental in developing Project HERO, (Health Engagement Real Outcomes) that has led to the creation of a new occupation, the Health Mentor, that addresses multiple challenges facing our next generation.  The Evolve team of highly trained, skilled and motivated Health Mentors work alongside teaching staff in some of the country's most challenging schools to facilitate learning, transform culture and affect change for improved performance.

(co-founder Evolve: A Social Impact Company and Evolve Education Ltd)

Mentored Brain Training puts emphasis on optimal performance being achieved from a foundation of good physical, emotional and brain health. In the USA, the online brain training element of this work has been recognised by all-time great quarterback Tom Brady, as contributing to his unmatched successes and longevity in the NFL. In a pioneering UK education trial, ongoing research suggests this approach is already having a significant impact. 

“As a result of using BrainHQ exercises, I can see more of what’s happening, more accurately, and therefore make better decisions, faster" - Tom Brady, NFL Quarterback”
Graham J Morgan
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