Alan Saunders Memorial Lecture 2015

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Cordelia Fine

The gender galaxy beyond Mars & Venus: Insights for science and society  
When neuroscientists report a sex difference in the brain, or economists search for the hormones behind sex differences in behaviour, or social commentators respond to an intervention to close a gender gap with the observation that “boys will be boys”, what underlying assumptions are at work? Are they supported by contemporary scientific understanding? 

2015 Alan Saunders Lecture explores these questions, and discuss what the answers mean for both scientific research and social debate.


Cordelia Fine 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. She is currently an ARC Future Fellow in Psychological Sciences and Associate Professor at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne.

Tuesday 7 July 2015  7.00–8.30pm
The Lecture was recorded by ABC RN.

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