Dr Hannah Critchlow is an internationally-acclaimed neuroscientist with extensive experience with science communication. She demystifies the human brain and behaviour on radio, TV, print and event platforms. Hannah has co-presented BBC’s Tomorrow’s World Live, BBC2 Family Brain Games and Channel 4’s Secret Lives series. She has authored three books: Consciousness: A Ladybird Expert Guide (Penguin, 2018), The Sunday Times Bestseller, The Science of Fate (Hodder, 2019), Joined-Up Thinking: The Science of Collective Intelligence and its Power to Change Our Lives (Hodder, 2022) and judged the prestigious Wellcome Trust Science Book Prize.
Hannah has also hosted many live events exploring collective intelligence, optimising team recruitment for cognitive diversity, communication, leadership, morality, positive decision-making, innovation and intuition. She has worked as a neuroscience consultant for the business world including for asset management firms, entrepreneurial forums and global energy companies as well as facilitating live broadcast scientific discussions with panels and hosted conversations with leading thinkers.
Hannah’s work in science communication saw her listed as one of Cambridge University’s most ‘inspirational and successful women in science’ and named as a Top 100 UK scientist by the Science Council. In 2019 she was elected member of the European Dana Alliance of the Brain and named by Nature as one of Cambridge University’s ‘Rising Stars in Life Sciences’ in recognition of her achievements. During her PhD, Hannah was awarded a Cambridge University Fellowship and as an undergraduate received three University Prizes as Best Biologist.