Cordelia Fine

Dr 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).

Cordelia's book Delusions of Gender: How our minds, society, and neurosexism create difference 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. Cordelia is a regular contributor to the popular media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Monthly and New Statesman. She also wrote the introduction for the Britannica Guide to the Brain.

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, then Macquarie University, then was an ARC Future Fellow from 2012-2016 with the University of Melbourne.

She is currently a Professor of History & Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne.

Cordelia lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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Books by Cordelia Fine

Testosterone Rex

Published: February 2017

Winner 2017 Royal Society Science Book Award: the landmark new book from Cordelia Fine, author of the hugely influential Delusions of Gender.

Delusions of Gender

Published: April 2011

A passionately argued and much-needed corrective to the belief that men's and women's brains are intrinsically different.

Delusions of Gender

Published: October 2010

A vehement attack on the latest pseudo-scientific claims about the differences between the sexes, with the scientific evidence to back it up.

Delusions of Gender

Published: October 2010

A passionately argued and much-needed corrective to the belief that men's and women's brains are intrinsically different.

A Mind of Its Own

Published: January 2008

How your brain runs your life - whether you like it or not.

A Mind of Its Own

Published: November 2005

How your brain runs your life - whether you like it or not.

A Mind of its Own

Published: September 2005

How your brain runs your life - whether you like it or not.

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