profile icon

Cordelia Fine

Professor (History And Philosophy Of Science)
Moral judgement; meta-ethics; unconscious bias
Social psychological processes; neuroscience
Feminist neuroscience
social sciences
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
Cordelia Fine's Profile Picture

Cordelia Fine

Primary Interest
Cordelia Fine's Profile Picture

Cordelia Fine


Cordelia Fine 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.​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.

She is a regular contributor to the popular media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Monthly and New Statesman. She is also the author of A Mind of Its Own, and wrote the introduction for the Britannica Guide to the Brain. Cordelia's latest book, Testosterone Rex won the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2017, and was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2018. 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, and then was an ARC Future Fellow from 2012-2016 with the University of Melbourne. She was then an Associate Professor with the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne.Personal website:

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 50 most recent scholarly works by Cordelia Fine.



Professor (History And Philosophy Of Science)

Historical And Philosophical Studies


Doctor of Philosophy

University of London

Master of Philosophy

University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Arts

University of Oxford