Susan Greenfield is a research scientist, author and broadcaster based in Oxford. She has held research fellowships in the Department of Physiology Oxford, the College de France Paris, and NYU Medical Center New York. She has since been awarded 32 Honorary Degrees from British and foreign universities and heads a multi-disciplinary research group exploring novel brain mechanisms linked to neurodegenerative diseases such Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. She is a Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford and has currently co-founded a biotech company developing a novel approach to neurodegenerative disorders (Neuro-Bio Ltd).
In addition, she has published a wide range of books on the Mind and the Brain. See books.
In 1998 she received the Michael Faraday Medal from the Royal Society, was awarded a CBE in the Millennium New Year’s Honours List and was granted a non-political Life Peerage in 2001.
In 2000 she was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and in 2007 to an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She was appointed Chancellor of Heriot Watt University in 2005.
Further recognition of her work includes L’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur from the French Government, and the American Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award, both received in 2003. Susan was also awarded the Australian Medical Research Society Medal in 2010.
In 2012, Susan received the Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Risk Management and also became a Vice Patron of POWER International. Further on in 2012, Susan was selected to serve as the Parliamentary Patron of the Westminster Higher Education Forum, alongside of continuing to be a Parliamentary Patron of the Westminster Education Forum.
Continuing through 2012, Susan became a Governor of The Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health and also started to suport the IAB (the International Advisory Board).
In January 2014, she was included in the Debrett's 500, "a recognition of the most influential and inspiring 500 people in Britain.". Most recently, in July 2014, Susan was awarded as an Honorary Doctorate at Middlesex University.
In April 2015, Susan was awarded the Honorary Life Member of Healed by Compassion. Healed by Compassion is a UK-wide support network (unfunded) aiming to bring more compassion and kindness. Their values are respect, understanding, compassion, kindness and working with hope.
Additionally, Susan received the Honorary Doctor of Science at Northumbria University in July 2015.
For the last 3 years, since 2014, Susan has been visiting Professor at Melbourne University Medical School.
Where did it all begin?
To find out more about Susan Greenfield's early life and journey into the fascinating world of neuroscience, you can read her extended biography here.
Click here to find out about Susan's work with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s