Susan Greenfield

Expert on the Human Mind and Renowned Brain Researcher

Susan Greenfield is a research scientist, author, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. She has held research fellowships in the Department of Physiology Oxford, the College de France Paris, and NYU Medical Center New York. She has since been awarded several Honorary Degrees from British and foreign universities and heads a multi-disciplinary research group exploring novel brain mechanisms linked to neurodegenerative diseases such Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Susan Greenfield

Expert on the Human Mind and Renowned Brain Researcher

Susan Greenfield is a research scientist, author, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. She has held research fellowships in the Department of Physiology Oxford, the College de France Paris, and NYU Medical Center New York. She has since been awarded several Honorary Degrees from British and foreign universities and heads a multi-disciplinary research group exploring novel brain mechanisms linked to neurodegenerative diseases such Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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Biography

She is a Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford and has currently co-founded a biotech company developing a novel approach to neurodegenerative disorders. She has published a wide range of books on the mind and the brain.

In 2012, Susan was selected to serve as the Parliamentary Patron of the Westminster Higher Education Forum, alongside of continuing to be a Parliamentary Patron of the Westminster Education Forum. Continuing through 2012, Susan became a Governor of The Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health and also started to suport the IAB (the International Advisory Board). She was also Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh between 2005 and 2013.

Topics

  • Robots and Cyborgs: Threats or Opportunities?
  • Developing Resilience in Difficult Times
  • What Makes a True Leader?
  • Insights from Neuroscience
  • The Neuroscience of Pleasure and Fear
  • The Challenge of Aging Well
  • Latest Insights into Alzheimer’s Disease

Publications

  • A Day in the Life of the Brain (2016)
  • Mind Change (2014)
  • 2121: A Tale from the Next Century (2013)
  • You and Me: The Neuroscience of Identity (2011)
  • ID: The Quest for Meaning in the 21st Century (2009)
  • Inside the Body (2006)
  • Tomorrow’s People (2003)
  • Brain Story (2001)
  • The Private Life of the Brain (2000)
  • The Human Brain (1998)
  • Journey to the Centers of the Mind (1995)

Awards

  • In 2015, Susan was awarded the Honorary Life Member of Healed by Compassion
  • In 2014, she was included in the Debrett’s 500, “a recognition of the most influential and inspiring 500 people in Britain”
  • In 2010, The Australian Society for Medical Research Medal
  • In 2003, she was appointed a Chevalier Légion d’Honneur by the French Government
  • In 2003, American Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award
  • In 2001, she was created a Life Peer, as Baroness Greenfield, of Ot Moor in the County of Oxfordshire
  • In 2000, Greenfield received the CBE
  • In 1998, Royal Society’s Michael Faraday Prize
  • Woman of the Year by The Observer
  • The British Inspiration Award for Science and Technology

Testimonials

“I wanted to sincerely thank you for your wonderful presentations. They were stimulating, challenging and entirely engaging. Your keynote address was perfectly pitched and it set a particularly positive tone for the remainder of the conference.”

“The feedback has been excellent. Susan and her eye-opening predictions for the future were one of the hits of the event. Please do pass on my thanks.”

“Can you please pass on my sincere thanks to Susan for attending and speaking at our event last Tuesday. I have received nothing but extremely favourable feedback from our guests and Susan’s contribution certainly made the evening a huge success.”

“We are all still on a high from her time with us – it was ‘awesome’ as some of the boys said!”

“Thank you for your participation on IWF’s global stage last week as we explored Balance and Power in the 21st Century with 750 leaders. It was our distinct pleasure to have you with us, and we thank you for making a difference.”

“This success would not have been possible to achieve without your considerable input and expertise, and I would like to express our thanks for the time you gave to presenting at the event.”

“I am writing to thank you for your contribution to LSIS’s National Teaching and Learning Fair on the 29th June. The event was extremely successful, with your keynote on the neuroscience of learning singled out for particular praise. On the basis of the feedback recieved we know that the delegates left inspired and enthusiastic about what they can do to promte excellence in teaching and learning, with some delegates referring to your contribution as ‘awe-inspiring’ and determined to do some reading in and around the area.”

“A big thank you to Susan for taking part-she was absolutely brilliant and made the evening the success it was. I couldn’t have been more impressed and we all learnt a huge amount over the course of her 15 minute presentation; it was a masterful performance and it was an honour for us to have such an eminent scientist speak about work.”

“I hope that by now you have been thanked officially by the organising committee for your electrifying presentation at the Oxfordshire Heads’ Conference. Many people have commented to me about how valuable and indeed, inspiring, they found it and it has been very easy for me to concur.”

“A brief note to thank you again for your tremendous performance at Citrus last night. You judged the audience perfectly and delivered exactly what was wanted: very relevant to what the majority of those in the room do for a living, and yet of enormous general interest too (especially, I suspect, to those of us with children). We could have gone on all night with questions but I think we definitely left on a high: I spoke to a number of people after you left and all were unanimous in praise. I went on to have some very enjoyable discussions around some of the topics you touched on, which I think is always a sign of a well-received talk.”

“The Talk last night was fantastic. I have had a lot of excellent feedback and i personally felt that it was the best talk we have had yet at the Science and Maths Society. As someone who previously knew only little about the brain and conciousness I was fascinated throughout and have been thinking about some of the points raised ever since! It was a completely captivating talk and I am extremely grateful to Baroness Greenfield for taking the time to come and give this talk.”

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