About & Contact
Professor Cordelia Fine is an academic psychologist and writer.
She has been described as "that rare academic who's also an excellent writer" (Library Journal), a "cognitive neuroscientist with a sharp sense of humour and an intelligent sense of reality" (The Times), "a brilliant feminist critic of the neurosciences" (Times HES), "a science writer to watch"(Metro) and a Myth Busting Hero (CARE). She was awarded the Edinburgh Medal 2018, a prestigious award that recognises scientists who have excelled in their field and contributed significantly to our understanding of humanity. She received the award for her work in challenging gender bias in science for her contributions to public debates about gender equality.
Cordelia's book, Delusions of Gender was short-listed for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction, the Best Book of Ideas Prize 2011, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2010 and the biannual international cross-genre Warwick Prize 2013. She is a regular contributor to the popular media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Monthly and New Statesman. She is also the author of A Mind of Its Own, and wrote the introduction for the Britannica Guide to the Brain. Cordelia's latest book, Testosterone Rex won the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2017, was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2018, and was named an Amazon Best Book of the Year so far.
Cordelia studied Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, followed by an M.Phil in Criminology at Cambridge University. She was awarded a Ph.D in Psychology from University College London. Between 2002 to 2011 she held research positions at Monash University, the Australian National University, and Macquarie University, and then was an ARC Future Fellow from 2012-2016 with the University of Melbourne. She was then an Associate Professor with the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne.
Cordelia Fine is now a Professor of History & Philosophy of Science in the School of Historical & Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. She was the inaugural recipient of the Women's Leadership Institute Australia Research Fellowship.
For foreign rights or permissions enquiries, please contact Cordelia's literary agent, Andrew Gordon of David Higham Associates.
Cordelia can be contacted by email at [email protected] or by post at:
Credit: Future Vintage Studios