About Isabelle Sjövall

Isabelle Sjövall is a neurodesigner and brain researcher with more than 15 years of experience in managing advanced projects in architecture, design, and the property industry. She specialises in translating research into practical solutions to enhance health, performance, and wellbeing. Isabelle has successfully optimised properties to a total sales value exceeding £1 billion, and is the author of the books ‘Neurodesign’ (published 2016) and ‘Designfulness’ (published 2020). She is educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, Accademia Italiana, Florence, and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Isabelle is currently undertaking her doctorate in the new interdisciplinary field of NeuroDesign, exploring how the brain reacts to built environments, and how architectural design affects humans psychologically and physiologically.

Her research is based at the Faculty of Brain Sciences, at the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience, University College London (UCL). Isabelle sits on several company boards driving questions relating to human, ecological, and economic sustainability.