Our Director
Dr. Michael A. Keane

Our Clinic Director is Dr. Michael Keane Reg Psychol PsSI CPsychol AFBPsS BCN

    • Honours degree in Psychology and PhD in Neuroscience
    • Registered Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland
    • Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
    • Republic of Ireland’s only Board Certified NFT Provider (certification provided by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, www.bcia.org)
    • Has founded three EEG laboratories at two different universities
    • Publishes EEG and NFT-related academic papers regularly in Academic Journals, and speaks on these topics in Ireland, Europe and the US

Michael is a Neuroscientist and former Lecturer in Psychology at the School of Nursing and Human Sciences at Dublin City University. As well as lecturing in Psychology and running Actualise at DCU, Michael has also just set up a new DCU EEG Laboratory. He also founded NUIG’s first EEG laboratories in 2005 and 2008. He is a Chartered Psychologist with and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He was awarded a Doctorate in Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway, following his degree in Psychology from the same university.


Michael has received Board Certification in Neurofeedback Training (BCN) from the BCIA – the only internationally recognised qualification for neurofeedback providers. He is the first and only certified provider in the Republic of Ireland. See here why you should choose a Board Certified provider.

Michael set up the NUI Galway’s first EEG laboratory in 2005, and their second in 2008, and managed them both until 2010. Following his PhD, he completed two years of post-doctoral studies with a Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Glaxo-Smith-Kline and NUIG research consortium investigating EEG biomarkers of cognitive decline in older adults. He has also spent three months as an Erasmus student working at the Department of Physiological Psychology at the University of Salzburg, Austria.

He has recently returned from a trip to The University of Tennessee Knoxville to work with Dr. Rex Cannon, his BCIA mentor. As well as working with Dr. Rex Cannon, Michael consults with Dr. Joel Lubar, a world-leader in NFT, as well as with a neurofeedback mentorship group he started in Johannesburg, South Africa, which has now become the Biofeedback Association of Southern Africa. He has published numerous academic papers on all aspects of his work, and is currently leading research into the efficacy of neurofeedback in a number of applied settings at DCU. He was recently invited to publish a paper on neurofeedback and ADHD in Paediatrics Ireland, a journal for Irish GPs.

Actualise operates primarily at Dublin City University’s Innovation Campus, known as DCU Alpha (www.dcualpha.ie).

At Actualise, we adhere to the ethical guidelines as set out by the PSI and BPS. As well as that, we follow BCIA international standards regarding best practice. You should check with your provider that they are members of these or similar organisations. Read here why choosing a BCIA-Certified Professional is the best choice