Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE is the first female director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain and is a world-renowned research scientist who specialises in the human brain. She is highly sought after for her innate ability to make science, technology and the human mind more accessible and comprehensive subjects.
Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE, FRCP (Hon) is a world-renowned research scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords specialising in the human brain.
With a well earned reputation as one of the most influential women in the world, she researches the impact of 21st century technologies on the mind, how the brain generates consciousness and novel approaches to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Her work in psychology has aimed to uncover some of the most elusive questions about the brain, such as the basis of consciousness. She is also CEO of a biotech company, Neuro Bio, which she founded in 2013 to develop a disruptive approach to Alzheimer’s disease based on her research exploring novel brain mechanisms linked to neurodegeneration.
As the first woman to hold the position of Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, Susan has been awarded 30 Honorary Degrees from British and foreign universities. Susan achieved a first class degree at St. Hilda's College, Oxford and a DPhil in the University Department of Pharmacology. She was included as one of the 50 most powerful women in Britain by The Guardian and she has also made a wide range of broadcasts on TV and Radio particularly for the BBC's Tomorrow's World and Innovations.
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.
Susan Greenfield 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.
She is highly sought after for her innate ability to make science, technology and the human mind more accessible and comprehensive subjects. She breaks the mould and changes audiences' preconceptions by offering valuable information in a remarkably down to earth manner.