- Cordelia Fine
Cordelia Fine Born 1975 (age 35–36)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Writer Nationality Australian Education Oxford University BA Hons Experimental Psychology, Cambridge University MPhil Criminology, University College London PhD Psychology (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) Alma mater Oxford University, Cambridge University, University College London Period 2006 - Present Genres Psychology Subjects Neuroscience Notable work(s) A Mind of its Own, Delusions of Gender Relative(s) Anne Fine, Kit Fine, Ione Fine
Cordelia Fine (born 1975) is an Australian academic psychologist and writer. She is the author of two books on neuroscience, several book chapters and numerous academic publications. She wrote the introduction to The Britannica Guide to the Brain, is active as a journalist and wrote the column "Modern Mind" for newspaper The Australian.
Born in Toronto, Fine spent her childhood in the United States and Edinburgh. Fine has a B.A. with first-class honours in experimental psychology from Oxford University (1995), M.Phil in criminology from Cambridge University (1996), and Ph.D. in psychology from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London (2001). Her first book, A Mind of Its Own, synthesizes a large amount of cognitive research to show that the brain often gives a distorted picture of reality.
Her second book, Delusions of Gender, argues against the neuropsychological theory that men's and women's brains are intrinsically different by critically analysing hundreds of studies on the subject. "With still such different contexts and circumstances for men and women, it's simply not possible to compare the choices they make and draw confident conclusions about the sexes' different inner natures."  Fine's behaviourist approach to gender differences has been criticised, especially as it does not account for what psychiatry calls gender identity disorders.
Dr. Fine is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Agency, Values & Ethics at Macquarie University, Australia, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. 
- Delusions of Gender. W. W. Norton, 30 August 2010. ISBN 0393068382
- The Britannica Guide to the Brain: A guided tour of the brain and all its functions. Robinson Publishing, 26 June 2008. ISBN 1845298039
- A Mind of Its Own. W. W. Norton, 17 July 2006. ISBN 0393062139.
Awards and nominations
- Fine was named as one of the Top 100 influential people of the year by The Age / Melbourne Magazine, December 2010.
- A Mind of Its Own was one of twelve books long-listed for the prestigious UK Royal Society Science prize 2007.
- Delusions of Gender was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction 2011; the Best Book of Ideas Prize 2011; and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2010. It is a The Guardian and London Evening Standard 2010 Book of the Year, a Washington Post 2010 Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year pick.
Cordelia Fine lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two sons. She is the daughter of noted children's author Anne Fine and New York University professor Kit Fine. Her sister is University of Washington professor Ione Fine.
- ^ Freeman-Greene, Suzy (25 September 2010). "A brain strained by sexism". The Age (Melbourne). http://www.theage.com.au/national/a-brain-strained-by-sexism-20100924-15qom.html. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
- ^ "Eclectic voices line-up for consideration in John Llewellyn Rhys shortlist". BookTrust. http://booktrustadmin.kentlyons.com/downloads/JLR_2010_shortlist_announced.pdf. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
- ^ "Cordelia Fine Academic Work". CordeliaFine.com. http://www.cordeliafine.com/academic_work.html. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
- ^ Irvine, Jessica. "An equal footing still step too far". The Age (Melbourne). http://www.theage.com.au/business/an-equal-footing-still-step-too-far-20110826-1jegl.html. Retrieved 2011.09.27.
- ^ Farrelly, Elizabeth. "Gender and feminism, a guilt trip". The Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/gender-and-feminism-a-guilt-trip-20101013-16jyv.html. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- ^ University of Melbourne staff page
- ^ http://royalsociety.org/A-Mind-of-its-Own-/
- ^ Book description, award nominations and reviews
- ^ Salter, Jessica (14 September 2010). "World of Anne Fine, author". The Daily Telegraph (London). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/authorinterviews/7992667/Anne-Fine-author.html.
- ^ http://faculty.washington.edu/ionefine/
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