An outspoken neuroscientist
Susan Greenfield is a professor of pharmacology at the University of Oxford; director of the Royal Institution; author of many bestselling popular science books; and a leading neuroscience researcher with hundreds of papers to her credit. And she has presented television programmes and documentaries. Balaji Ravichandran attempts to understand what drives her
Firstly, if you want to do something, you'll always find the time for it, especially if you enjoy what you're doing. What counts as work for some people is just not work for me-it is pleasurable. Secondly, I am part of a big team that takes care of a lot of things even when I'm not physically present. Of course, my personal assistant helps me save monumental amounts of time. Finally, you ought to abandon the ambition of aiming to be a perfectionist. Have a real vision of the time you have and how you want to divide it, and do the best you can.
No. I don't think so. When I did a report about women in science, I found that women faced problems at different levels-there was a raft of issues to consider. One that often came up was the difficulty in balancing domestic life with ongoing continuous