Cordelia Fine is an academic, writer and speaker.
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. She was the inaugural recipient of the Women's Leadership Institute Australia Research Fellowship.
Cordelia Fine is the author of three books, and has been published in 13 languages. Cordelia's most recent book, Testosterone Rex, won the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2017, was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2018, and the Smart Prize (2020), and was named an Amazon Best Book of the Year so far. Cordelia's second 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. Delusions of Gender was listed in ‘Ten books about women that will change your life’ (Sunday Times), ’22 books women think men should read’ (Huffington Post), ‘Top 10 books on women in the past 30 years’ (The Australian) and the New York Public Library’s Essential Reads on Feminism, 100 Years After the 19th Amendment, among others. She is a regular contributor to popular media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Monthly and New Statesman.
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. She was an ARC Future Fellow from 2012-2016 with the University of Melbourne, and an Associate Professor with the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne.
Cordelia Fine is now a Professor in the History & Philosophy of Science programme in the School of Historical & Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne.
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School of Historical & Philosophical Studies
The University of Melbourne
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