Susan Greenfield is a scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. She is Professor of Pharmacology at Lincoln College, Oxford University.
With a well-earned reputation as one of the most influential women in the world, she is an outstanding keynote speaker on change and tomorrows' people. She has deeply insightful perspectives on the effects of scientific and technological advancements on the human race as well as business management and leadership.
In her illuminating and lively presentations, Susan Greenfield illustrates how the massive growth of electronic media is fundamentally altering our brains and central nervous system and that while change is inevitable, companies must choose how to respond to that change.
Susan Greenfield shares invaluable advice on leadership and the human mind and is immensely popular with audiences around the world.
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.
Education:Susan Greenfield achieved a first class degree at St. Hilda's College, Oxford and a DPhil in the University Department of Pharmacology.
Features: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. In addition she writes a column for The Independent as well as regularly contributes to a number of national newspapers including The Times and The Telegraph.
Author:Susan is the author of ID: The Quest for Identity in the 21st Century; Inside the Body: Fantastic Images from Beneath the Skin; Tomorrow's People: How 21st Century Technology is Changing the Way We Think and Feel; Ego: The Neuroscience of the Self; Brain Power: Working out the Human Mind and The Private Life of the Brain.
Sex, Drugs, and Firing Neurons: This Is Your Brain on CognitionNeuroscientist Susan Greenfield describes the brain's cognitive processes for interpreting and learning from new sensations. Greenfield claims thrill-seeking -- "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" -- undermines these processes, recreating the sense of new experiences. "You never say, 'Oh, I'm going to have a really cognitive time tonight.'" ----- With a recent study showing that up to 97% of Australians aged 16-17 use at least one social networking site, should we be worried? Increasingly children are raised in front of television and computer screens. What are the effects that this can have on brain development? Do websites like Twitter and Facebook contribute to a culture of short term attentiveness? Baroness Susan Greenfield is a neuroscientist at Oxford University and argues that we should be increasingly wary of how the changing technological environment is affecting the minds of the young. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Baroness Susan Greenfield is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster, and member of the House of Lords. Greenfield, whose specialty is the physiology of the brain, has worked to research and bring attention to Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Greenfield is Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Lincoln College, Oxford, and Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. On February 1, 2006, she was installed as Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.