Baroness Susan Greenfield is a pioneering scientist, an entrepreneur, a communicator of science and policy adviser. She is both Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and Professor of Pharmacology at Oxford University, where she heads a multi-disciplinary research group exploring novel brain mechanisms linked to neurodegeneration. Her scientific career has taken her to top institutions in France and the USA as well as the UK.
As an indication of the recognition of her work in the physical basis of the mind, she has been awarded 29 Honorary Degrees from British universities. Her books include “The Human Brain:A Guided Tour” (1997), “The Private Life of the Brain” (2000), and “Tomorrow’s People: How 21st Century Technology Is Changing the Way We Think and Feel” (2003). She has spun off four companies from her research, made a diverse contribution to print and broadcast media, and led a Government report on “Women In Science”. Susan has received 28 Honorary Degrees, was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians (2000), a non-political Life Peerage (2001) as well as the Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur (2003). In 2006 she was installed as Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University and voted `Honorary Australian of the Year’. In 2007 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.