Scientific Research & Outreach into Politics, Education & Society
As Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Oxford University, Susan Greenfield leads a multi-disciplinary team investigating the physical basis of the mind and its implications for our understanding of human behaviour, work and society.
Through her reputation as a leading scientist, author and thought leader in the dynamics and evolution of the human brain, Susan Greenfield has also extended her reach to influence and inform other aspects of our society.
Susan’s primary research areas seek to answer some of the biggest questions facing the three stages of the human brain’s lifespan:
- The Young Mind: The impact of screen technologies. - What effect are technologies such as computer games, the Internet and social media having on the brain? Is Mind Change the new Climate Change?
- The Living Mind: How we generate consciousness. - How does the brain generate consciousness? How do we create our unique sense of self
- The Ageing Mind: How to deal with neurodegenerative disease. - Is Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease an aberrant form of development? Do we have the key to a two-pronged cure?
- Research Papers - Browse a list of Susan's most recent scientific research papers.
- Women in Science - As one of the world’s most prominent female scientists and the first woman to give the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Susan is all too familiar with the challenges facing women in science. Learn about Susan's work championing the cause for women in science.
- Advising Government Policy - Dramatic advances in brain-science research over the last 20 years has led to insights and implications for increasingly wider areas of our society – politics, business and most intriguingly, education.