Dr Brennan, an alumnus of Imperial College, London, is the Principal Lecturer in Bioscience and Forensic Biology, having been Deputy Head of the Department of Applied Science, at London South Bank University.
She has authored various texts, which include the popular ecology textbook First Ecology which is now in its third edition.
She has a long-standing and wide-ranging interest in the interface between Science, Technology and Culture and the public understanding of science. With over 28 years of involvement with the British Science Association, in which she has served as a member of Council and Trustee of the Association, she is also a Board Member of the Muslim Heritage Awareness Group and a Principal Associate of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation.
She was also one of the contributing editors of the 1001 Inventions book, supervised the production of the 1001 Inventions Teachers' Pack and has assisted with the Foundation's work on curriculum enrichment with the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, to bring the UK education curriculum in line with current scholarship on the Muslim contribution to science.
She has organised and chaired conferences for both the British Science Association and FSTC on the Muslim contribution to science, and has lectured on the subject of Muslim Heritage in the life sciences, agriculture and sustainability.