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Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield

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Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield is a pioneering scientist, an entrepreneur, a communicator of science and policy advisor.

Susan has a reputation for bringing science to the people and is considered one of the most influential and inspirational women in the world.  Regarded as a world-leading expert on the human brain, she is widely known for her research into the areas of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.  She has received a life peerage and a CBE in the United Kingdom. 

Susan is the first woman to lead the prestigious Royal Institution of Great Britain and holds the positions of Senior Research Fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford and Honorary Fellow at St Hilda's College, Oxford.  Her qualifications and awards are too numerous to list here. 

She is the author of the books Journey to the Centres of the Mind Toward a Science of Consciousness', Private Life of the Brain', ‘The Human Brain: A Guided Tour' and Tomorrow's People:  How 21st Century technology is changing the way we think and feel'.  ‘Tomorrow's People' explores human nature and its potential vulnerability in an age of technology. 

As a result of Susan's participation in the Adelaide Thinkers in Residence program, in 2004-2005 the following projects are now happening in Adelaide in conjunction with our major learning institutions:

  • Australian science media centre (AusSMC)
  • twinning program
  • science outside the square
  • neuroscientists, educators and learning
  • the young brain
  • women in science, engineering and technology careers
  • the Bragg initiative.



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