Cordelia Fine is an academic psychologist and writer.
Other Appointments and Qualifications: Between 2002 to 2011 Cordelia held research positions at Monash University, the Australian National University and Macquarie University. She is currently an ARC Future Fellow in Psychological Sciences and Associate Professor at the Centre for Ethical Leadership, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. Dr Fine received a Master of Philosophy in Criminology from Cambridge University. She was awarded a Ph.D in Psychology from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London.
Influence: Dr Fine has been described as a "cognitive neuroscientist with a sharp sense of humour and an intelligent sense of reality" (The Times). Her latest book, Delusions of gender: The real science behind sex differences was short-listed for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction, the Best Book of Ideas Prize 2011 and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2010. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, her book debunks the myth of hardwired differences between men’s and women’s brains, unraveling the evidence behind such claims as "men’s brains aren’t wired for empathy" and "women’s brains aren’t made to fix cars".