Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE, is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. Specialising in the physiology of the brain, Susan researches the impact of 21st century technologies on the mind, how the brain generates consciousness and novel approaches to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Susan has written a range of non-specialist books on issues relating to the mind and brain for the general reader. She appears regularly on radio and television and frequently gives talks to the public and private sector.
As screen-based technologies have reshaped our world and become a constant in the lives of young people, we endeavor to examine the impact they are having on their development. Digital, cyber technologies have profoundly changed the way young people think and interact with others and the world around them. As a result, we challenge the assumption that these technologies are an unalloyed good. As parents, educators, scientists and health care professionals, we seek a robust discussion about what kind of people we would like to help our children to become. We are therefore creating this platform for members to express their views on these issues, post papers, and ask for help regarding raising children who are able to thrive in real life – beyond the screens.
Thursday, 8th October 2015, 9:00am — 10:00am
Susan Greenfield is delighted to be opening this years annual Shell International Women in IT conference, by delivering a talk titles: Balance Means Business.Read more…
Thursday, 8th October 2015, 6:30pm — 8:30pm
Join the Right to Play Women at the exclusive venue to hear Baroness Greenfield talk about her research into the physiology of the brain and how an over-dependence on technology and a reduction in physical play is actually altering the human brain. At Right To Play, they believe in the importance of play and have developed a unique play-based curriculum that promotes healthy social, emotional, cognitive and physical development in...Read more…