Baroness Susan Greenfield is a research scientist, author and broadcaster based in Oxford. She has held research fellowships in the Department of Physiology Oxford, the College de France Paris, and NYU Medical Centre New York.
Susan has been awarded 32 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. In 2014 she was included in Debrett’s ‘Top 500’ of the most influential people in Britain today.
In 2004 and 2005, she was ‘Thinker in Residence’ in Adelaide, reporting to the Premier of South Australia on applications of science for wealth creation. In 2010 she was awarded the Australian Medical Research Society Medal. Since 2014 she has held an annual Visiting Professor at the Medical School, University of Melbourne. In addition, Susan has published a wide range of books on the Mind and the Brain.
Understanding the human mind and how it is evolving bears relevance to audiences right across the public and private sector – from solving workforce issues, nurturing leadership and inspiring creativity, to understanding the consumers of the future and the riddle of consciousness. Susan has delivered captivating keynote talks, lectures and after dinner speeches for organisations across a wide variety of sectors including finance, technology, human resources, media and education.
In 2000, Susan was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians. Further international recognition of her work has included the L’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (2003), from the French Government.