United Kingdom, Born 1950
Baroness Susan Greenfield is renowned for her groundbreaking studies of the brain and human consciousness and for her efforts to cure neurodegenerative disorders.
A professor of pharmacology at Oxford University and a fellow in medicine at Oxford’s Lincoln College, Greenfield became, in 2001, a politically independent peer in the House of Lords, the upper chamber of the British legislature. Her appointment as the first female director of Britain’s 200-year-old Royal Institution, and her 1998 Michael Faraday medal from the Royal Society further attest to Baroness Greenfield’s position as one of her country’s most influential scientists. She is also widely known for her popular books, newspaper columns and television programmes about the brain, which help fulfil her desire to make science exciting and accessible to the public.
Published in 2002