Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford
Con to the question "Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?"
"Social networking sites might tap into the basic brain systems for delivering pleasurable experience. However, these experiences are devoid of cohesive narrative and long-term significance. As a consequence, the mid-21st century mind might almost be infantilised, characterised by short attention spans, sensationalism, inability to empathise and a shaky sense of identity."
Experts Individuals with PhDs, MDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to social media. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to social media.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Chancellor, Heriot-Watt University, 2006-present
Member, House of Lords (appointed by Tony Blair), 2001-present
Professor, Pharmacology, Oxford University, 1996-present
Director, Royal Institution of Great Britain, 1998 - Jan. 8, 2010
Listed as one of the 25 most influential women in the UK, She magazine, 2009
Voted one of the 100 most influential women in Britain, Daily Mail, 2003
Recipient, Golden Plate Award, Academy of Achievement, May 2003
Recipient, Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur, 2003
Appointed, CBE (Commander of the British Empire), 2000
Recipient, Michael Faraday medal, Royal Society, 1998