Baroness Susan Greenfield

Often described as the UK's foremost female scientist, Susan Greenfield is one of the world's leading experts on the physiology of the brain. Her pioneering research into Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases have seen her awarded the Royal Society's Faraday Prize. Currently the Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Oxford, Baroness Greenfield was the first woman to give the Royal Institution's Christmas Lecture and was its president from 1998 to 2010. She was made a CBE for her contributions towards the public understanding of science in 2000 and now sits in the House of Lords.