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Róisín McFeely-Liston - Director

Social innovator, entrepreneur and founder of award-winning social enterprise Amazing Brains, Róisín holds a Masters Degree in Education (with Distinction) from Queen's University Belfast.

Her undergraduate degree in Economics is also from QUB. Róisín is a qualified Learning and Development professional with 20 years experience in the formal and informal education sectors. She established Amazing Brains in 2010 out of her passion to help young people achieve success. The organisation now works in 300 schools across the island of Ireland and with 50,000 students annually.

Róisín’s M.Ed thesis was entitled “It's a no-brainer - Examining Students' Views of Intelligence and the Link to Motivation to Learn” which was shortlisted by the British Educational Research Association for UK Masters dissertation of the year. She has also published in ‘Perspectives on Pedagogy and Practice,’ a higher education journal on teaching and learning. On a personal level, Róisín holds international sporting honours in hockey and soccer. As recently as September 2018, she was named Ulster Tatler 'Business Woman of the Year' for Northern Ireland. She was also nominated for an Aisling Award in 2018, which celebrates the talent and vibrancy of Belfast. Both were as a result of Róisín's innovative work on educational resources to embed the science of learning across the curriculum.

Roisin has brought that same passion, innovation and research eye to Scribble Resources, especially to the design and development of evidence-informed tools to help students of all ages to succeed in education.

Matt Watson - Director

Matt is Managing Director of Amazing Brains' sister company Study Skills Zone.

Based in Derby and operating in the English, Welsh and Scottish markets Study Skills Zone is now one of the UK's leading providers of learning and skills programmes in schools.

Matt is a business graduate of Nottingham Trent University and has a wealth of experience in both the commercial and education sectors.

In 2004 he established one of the UK's first enterprise education organisations and in doing so has made a significant contribution to fostering a culture of creativity, enterprise and entrepreneurship in English schools. Matt brings innovation, flair and creative genius to Scribble.

We design and develop practical, relevant, research-based tools to help students plan, prepare and perform in exams.

Where it all started

2008

When two brains collide
With a combined experience of over 20 years Matt and Roisin join forces to set up education and training organisations in the UK (Study Skills Zone) and Ireland (Amazing Brains). They focus on delivering interactive, fun, evidenced-based workshops to help make students smarter.

<p><strong>When two brains collide</strong><br />
With a combined experience of over 20 years Matt and Roisin join forces to set up education and training organisations in the UK (Study Skills Zone) and Ireland (Amazing Brains). They focus on delivering interactive, fun, evidenced-based workshops to help make students smarter.</p>

2011

A winning formula
After just three years they are working in 300 schools with over 100,000 students every year. Their reputations for excellence in programme design and delivery are building!

<p><strong>A winning formula</strong><br />
After just three years they are working in 300 schools with over 100,000 students every year. Their reputations for excellence in programme design and delivery are building!</p>

2015

Market Leaders
Amazing Brains and Study Skills Zone break the 1 Million barrier - that means they've helped over 1,000,000 students develop the study strategies to succeed in exams. Coupled with that Roisin achieves top of the class in her Masters in Education at Queen's University, Belfast. The company proves they 'practice what they preach!

<p><strong>Market Leaders</strong><br />
Amazing Brains and Study Skills Zone break the 1 Million barrier - that means they've helped over 1,000,000 students develop the study strategies to succeed in exams. Coupled with that Roisin achieves top of the class in her Masters in Education at Queen's University, Belfast. The company proves they 'practice what they preach!</p>

2016

Making Study Easy
Based on their extensive experience and with input from young students Roisin and Matt develop the Ultimate Study System and Connected Flashcards. The resources are tried and tested by hundreds of students throughout the UK and Ireland.

<p><strong>Making Study Easy</strong><br />
Based on their extensive experience and with input from young students Roisin and Matt develop the Ultimate Study System and Connected Flashcards. The resources are tried and tested by hundreds of students throughout the UK and Ireland.</p>

2017

Scribble Resources is born
Following excellent feedback from students (and parents) Roisin and Matt decide to extend the range of resources. Scribble resources is born! Scribble are delighted to bring on board Dr Katie Liston, Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Ulster University. University sector here we come!

<p><strong>Scribble Resources is born</strong><br />
Following excellent feedback from students (and parents) Roisin and Matt decide to extend the range of resources. Scribble resources is born! Scribble are delighted to bring on board Dr Katie Liston, Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Ulster University. University sector here we come!</p>

2018

Our Vision
Our vision... for every student in all education sectors to use Scribble Resources to make study, revision and exam preparation easier. All students have the capacity to become smarter - our tools and resources are designed to help them do just that.

<p><strong>Our Vision</strong><br />
Our vision... for every student in all education sectors to use Scribble Resources to make study, revision and exam preparation easier. All students have the capacity to become smarter - our tools and resources are designed to help them do just that.</p>