Neuroscientist in Residence
Corinthia Hotel London has teamed up with renowned neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart to research the mental resilience of people across various business sectors. This will be a world first for any hotel to undertake such a programme.
Neuroscience is the study of the brain and how it impacts behaviour and cognitive function. This area of research is fundamentally changing our understanding of how the human brain works and how and why people behave the way they do. From November 2016, Corinthia Hotel London will host a year-long Neuroscientist in Residence programme monitoring staff at the hotel, as well as regular guests including high-profile business leaders and VIPs. Dr Tara Swart, leadership coach and Senior Lecturer at MIT, will examine the mental resilience of each group to analyse how they cope with stress. The resulting data will generate a special Brain Power Study at the end of the residency.
Dr Tara Swart works with leaders of some of the world’s most successful companies to help them achieve mental resilience and peak brain performance, and is the only top-tier leadership coach with both a PhD in neuroscience and a medical career as a psychiatrist.
“As a neuroscientist, I am fascinated by how the human brain works, specifically in people whose professions or lifestyle mean that mental resilience is essential and expected. It’s hugely exciting to be researching this in partnership with Corinthia Hotel London. Developing resilience in the workplace is about investing in the development of people and ensuring the brain-body connection is taken into account in an integrated approach to leadership and work,” says Dr Tara Swart.
Dr Tara Swart is a globally-renowned neuroscientist. As a Senior Lecturer at MIT and with a successful career as a medical doctor behind her, Dr Swart is currently the only leadership coach in the UK with a PhD in neuroscience. Image courtesy of Sky/FT.
Specially-designed food and drink offerings, guest bedroom amenities and spa treatments are offered to help guests achieve peak brain performance as part of the hotel’s Brain Power package.
Developing mental resilience to offset today’s increasingly stressful work environment will be the focus of the Neuroscientist in Residence at Corinthia Hotel London from November 2016.
Sample Dr Tara Swart's menus, co-designed with Corinthia London chefs to boost your neuro-nutrition. Enjoy light meals, in-room snacks and a special spa menu.
Faya Nilsson of Fitness on Toast tests out a Brain Power stay.