Susan Greenfield is Professor of Pharmacology at Oxford, where she heads a multi-disciplinary group studying non-classical mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders. 1998 she became Director of the Royal Institution - the first woman to hold this office in the Royal Institution's 200 year history. She received the Michael Faraday medal from the Royal Society for making the most significant contribution in 1998 to the public understanding of science. Susan has been awarded eleven Honorary Degrees, and received the CBE in the year 2000 New Year's Honours List. She is currently preparing a major six-part series on the brain and mind, to be broadcast on BBC2 in June 2000.