Dr Shawn Watson

Born and raised in Calgary, Canada, Dr. Shawn Watson holds a BSc in Biological Sciences, a PhD in Neurophysiology, is a published author, and regularly speaks to communities, organisations and health professionals about brain health and aging. Dr. Watson was recently recognised in Singapore as one of the Top 10 Influencers in Healthcare under the age of 40, and in 2017 was recognised as one of the Top 5 Entrepreneurs under the age of 35 at the transpacific entrepreneurial conference held in Hong Kong. Currently Shawn is the CEO of Senescence Life Sciences, a cutting-edge biotechnology company based in Singapore whose mission is to research, develop and commercialise safe, effective and scientifically proven neuroprotective compounds that address age-related cognitive decline. Under his leadership, Senescence won a spot as one of Singapore’s Top 20 Hottest Companies to watch in 2017. Dr. Watson is also a Board member of the Canada-ASEAN Business Council, and serves as SME Committee Chair. Within the position he works to provide support, education and commercial opportunities for Canadian SMEs entering the region. 

This year, Dr Watson will be speaking about the Cognitive Benefits of Exercise and in particular that of Dual-Tasking.