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Susan Greenfield

Susan GreenfieldBorn: 1-Oct-1950
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Female
Religion: Agnostic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scientist, TV Personality

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Brain Story

British neuroscientist Susan Greenfield has studied cognition, memory, perception, and the effects of Alzheimer's disease. She has writing best-sellers explaining science to lay audiences, and hosted Brain Story, a science series on the BBC. Appointed to the House of Lords by Prime Minister Tony Blair, she is a staunch opponent of marijuana decriminalization, since, she says, she has seen "the effects of so-called soft drugs on the brain".

Father: Myer Reginald Greenfield (electrician)
Mother: Doris Thorp Greenfield (dancer)
Husband: Peter Atkins (chemist, m. 1991, div. 2003, no children)

    High School: Godolphin & Latymer School, London, England
    University: PhD, Oxford University
    Teacher: Pharmacology, Oxford University (1985-96)
    Professor: Medicine, Gresham College (1995-98)
    Professor: Pharmacology, Oxford University (1996-)
    Administrator: Chancellor, Heriot-Watt University (2006-)

    Commander of the British Empire 2000
    Life Peerage 2001 as Baroness Greenfield of Otmoor
    Faraday Prize 1998
    French Legion of Honor 2003
    Squibb Research Director (1988-95)
    Royal Institution of Great Britain Director (1998-)
    Royal College of Physicians
    UK Member of Parliament House of Lords (2001-)
    Austrian Ancestry (paternal)
    Jewish Ancestry
    Russian Ancestry (paternal)
    Risk Factors: Marijuana

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Author of books:
Mindwaves: Thoughts on Intelligence, Identity, and Consciousness (1987, with Colin Blakemore)
Journey to the Centers of the Mind: Toward a Science of Consciousness (1995)
The Human Brain: A Guided Tour (1997)
How We Work: Understanding the Human Body and Mind (1997, with Philip Whitfield)
The Private Life of the Brain (2000)
Brain Story (2000, TV series tie-in)
Tomorrow's People (2003)
Inside the Body (2006)

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