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Susan Adele Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield (born October 1, 1951 in London) is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. Greenfield is Professor of Pharmacology at Lincoln College, Oxford University and Director of the Royal Institution. She attended St Hilda's College, Oxford.
Greenfield's research is focused on brain physiology, particularly the etiology of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, but she is best known as a populariser of science. Greenfield has written several popular-science books about the brain and consciousness, and regularly gives public lectures and appears on radio and television. In 1994 she gave the BBC Royal Institution Christmass Lectures entitled "The Brain".
Greenfield was married to Oxford University Professor of Physical Chemistry Peter Atkins but divorced in 2003.
As well as serveral honorary degrees Greenfield has been awarded the Royal Society's Faraday medal , in January 2000 a CBE for her contributions to the public understanding of science, and in 2003 the French Legion d'honneur. In June 2001 she was made a life peer of the House of Lords, where she sits as Baroness Greenfield of Ot Moor in the County of Oxfordshire. Despite her prominant positions, achievements and science-popularising work, it was leaked in 2004 that the Royal Society had rejected the nomination of Greenfield.
- Journey to the Centres of the Mind : Towards a Science of Consciousness
- The Human Brain , A Guided Tour
- Tommorow's People
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