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Scientist, writer and broadcaster, Baroness Susan Greenfield specialises in the physiology of the brain, the impact of technology upon our mind and the neuroscience of consciousness and creativity.
Baroness Susan Greenfield is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. She is a former Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the first woman to hold that position, and she has been awarded thirty honorary degrees from British and foreign universities.
Specialising in the physiology of the brain, Susan researches the impact of modern technologies on the mind, how the brain generates consciousness and novel approaches to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Understanding the human mind and how it is evolving bears relevance to audiences right across the public and private sectors – from solving workforce issues, nurturing leadership and inspiring creativity, to understanding the consumers of the future.
Susan Greenfield has delivered captivating talks and lectures to organisations across a variety of sectors, including finance, technology, human resources, media and education; most recently, she has delivered talks to organisations like McKinsey’s, Investec, Deutsche Bank, Barclays Corporate, Egon Zehnder International, CoreNet Global, KION Group, Pearlfisher and Newcastle University.
Susan has also written a range of non-specialist books on issues relating to the mind and brain for the general reader. In ‘Mind Change’ (2015) she discusses the all-pervading technologies that surround us and from which we derive constant and instant information, connected identity, diminished privacy and exceptionally vivid here-and-now experiences. ‘Mind Change’ is intended to incite debate as well as yield insights into the way forward, and there is no better person to explain the situation in an understandable way, and to offer new insights on how to improve our mental capacities and well-being.
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