Author Profile: Cordelia Fine

Author Profile: Cordelia Fine is a Canadian-born British philosopher, psychologist and writer.

Name: Cordelia Fine


2010 - Delusions of Gender

2017 – Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science and Society

2005 – A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives.

2013 – FREE Icon Books EBook Sampler

2015 – Mothermorphosis: Australian Storytellers write about becoming a Mother

Background: Cordelia Fine is born in 1975 in Toronto, Canada. She is 45 years old. Her parents are Kit Fine and Anne Fine. Elizabeth Arnold is her aunt.

She was awarded a Bachelor’s degree with First-Class honours in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University, a Master of Philosophy degree in Criminology from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from University College of London.

On completing her PhD she took up research work at the Values & Ethics (CAVE) at Macquarie University, the School of Philosophy & Bioethics at Monash University, Centre for Agency and at the Centre for Applied Philosophy & Public Ethics at the Australian National University.

From 2012 to 2016 she has been ARC Future Fellow at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. Until 2016 she has been Associate Professor in the Melbourne Business School, at the University of Melbourne. Currently she is Professor in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Genre: Cordelia Fine has written three well known science books on subjects like neuroscience, social cognition and popular myths of sex differences. Her subjects are Psychology, Philosophy and Neuroscience.

Literary Contributions: In 2017, Testosterone Rex, her recent book has won the Royal Society Science Book of the year prize. Cordelia Fine has been awarded the Edinburgh Medal in April 2019. Women and men of science and technology having professional achievement are judged for their significant contributions they make for the well being and understanding of humanity, are awarded the Edinburgh Medal.

Unique Stylistic Features: Cordelia Fine becomes a typical academic parent while putting down her interest in the neuroscience of gender. Her book Delusions of Gender is elegant and witty account of the persistent biases and dodgy science behind the notion of the gendered brain.

Cordelia Fine has authored a number of academic publications and academic book chapters. The term ‘neurosexism’ has been coined by Cordelia Fine.

She has delivered many keynote and public lectures related to public, education, academic and business sectors, as a Science Communicator. Cordelia Fine has been a writer for Scientific American, New York Times, The Guardian, The Psychologist, New Scientist and The Monthly, besides many others. She has reviewed books for the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

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