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Keynote - Susan Greenfield

Susan Greenfield is a neuroscientist at the University of Oxford and delivered a speech entitled “ The neuroscience of creativity – Making the most of 21st century technology”. Watch the keynote on the Ecsite YouTube channel.

Greenfield has been awarded 30 Honorary Degrees from British and foreign universities. She heads a multi-disciplinary research group exploring novel brain mechanisms linked to neurodegenerative diseases. In addi - tion, she has published a neuroscientific theory of consciousness: The Private Life of the Brain (2003) and developed an interest in the impact of 21st Century technologies on how young people think and feel, as discussed in her book ID: The Quest for Identity in the 21st Century (2008). She further explores the neurobio - logical approach to identity in her latest book You and Me: The Neuroscience of Identity, (2011). In 1998 Susan received the Michael Faraday Medal from the Royal Society. She was awarded a CBE in the Millennium New Year’s Honours List, and a non-political Life Peerage in 2001. Susan recently served as the Chancellor of Heriot Watt University (2005-2012). 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. In 2011 she joined the Advisory Board of the Kusuma School of Biological Sciences at the Indian Institute for Technology, Delhi and in 2012 she became a Governor of The Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health.

Session speakers

Susan Greenfield
University of Oxford