Global Council

Joining the Applied Neuroscience Association (ANA) Global Council provides opportunities for members to volunteer their time and experience. 

ANA’s overall success is dependent on ANA member volunteers lending their support to the Community while helping to build a legacy for ANA in our goal of spreading neuroscience for social good! 

Getting involved with ANA varies in type and level of commitment required, dedicating what time you can. It may be a few hours a week or ½ a day a month or a one-off project. The start-point is simply having an interest and desire to contribute. 

Our volunteer roles require you to be a registered member of ANA working within the framework of the ANA CODEMembers can contribute to producing different types of content or getting involved in initiatives and events across ANA, including speaking and podcasting.  

Listen out on ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS on Discord Server or relevant ANA WhatsApp Groups for volunteer roles with specific requirements that will detail what’s involved and the commitment required.

Meantime you can let us know if you are interested in volunteering HERE! 

We would love to hear from you!

Working with us we hope provides significant personal satisfaction and we are so grateful for your support!!



ANA Founders


Naomi Glover, BA, MSc, FRSA, FRSPH

Naomi is Co-Founder of the Applied Neuroscience Association and Director of Neuro-Informed Ltd, a consultancy firm specialising in science communication, research, and strategy with the aim of accelerating the ethical and responsible translation of neuroscience research to practice.

With a career in Learning and Development spanning 20 years, Naomi provides specialist research, consultancy, training and coaching programs for forward-thinking organisations. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Neuroscience from King’s College, London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and the Royal Society for Public Health. Naomi has been coaching for over 18 years and is a former Deputy Head of the Association for Coaching, Scotland. She remains an active member of their Special Interest Group on Research in Coaching and is passionate about democratising access to good brain health and evidence-based knowledge within education, the workplace, families and wider society.

Treesje Verlinden, BSc (Hons), MSc, MBPsS, FRSA, FRSPH

Treesje is a Co-Founder of the Applied Neuroscience Association (ANA) and Founder of Blindspot Institute (BI), establishing ANA as a professional body and global Network and BI as a neuro-psychotherapy and coaching psychology research and practice.

Treesje has held leadership positions in business for over 20 years, her most recent since 2010 as COO of a services company establishing a community of Microsoft experts to serve the Microsoft ecosystem. Prior roles also involved community building in the Microsoft space and offshore. As a serial community builder, ANA is no exception in forming a global Network of Neuroscientists and Professionals.

Intrigued by the convergence of business and science, she holds a keen interest in studying the social, cognitive and behavioural aspects of individuals within diverse cultures, relationships and organisational settings. So in 2002 alongside her industry roles, began a journey of academic study and practice in psychology and psychoanalytic integrative sciences, and in the last five years applied neuroscience. 

Treesje is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and Royal Society for Public Health and is a Member of the British Psychological Society and British Neuroscience Society.