Hannah Critchlow – Keynote Speaker

Bestselling Author, Broadcaster & Neuroscience Presenter, Named by Nature as “Rising Star in Life Sciences”

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Specialist Subjects

  • How can we protect the brain and veer it towards more ethical decision making?
  • How can we nudge our behaviour to make more positive decisions?
  • How do our genetics and experiences underpin the process of making decisions?
  • How can we protect the brain against bias and incorrect assumptions?
  • How do we accrue the right team to boost collective decision making?
  • How do we create scenius - environments that help the brain to flourish and boost group thinking?
  • The Human Brain
  • Consciousness
  • The Science of Fate
  • Ethics in Decision-Making
  • Morality in Business
  • Ethics in Business
  • Neuroscience
  • How our Brains Shape our Destiny
  • Free-Will
  • How does power corrupt the brain?
  • AI and what makes humans unique
  • Our evolving relationship with AI


  • English


Dr Hannah Critchlow is an internationally-acclaimed neuroscientist, broadcaster, author and Fellow at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. She regularly appears on BBC, ABC and Korean TV and Radio, most recently in the EPS Great Minds Series, as Science Presenter in Family Brain Games, Tomorrow’s World Live, BBC Radio 4 Destiny and the Brain and Start the Week. Her book on Consciousness: A Ladybird Expert Guide, was published with Penguin in 2018.

The Science of Fate, published with Hodder in May, 2019, made The Sunday Times Bestseller list, receiving international press coverage and was translated into 8 languages. Her third book: Joined up Thinking: the science of collective intelligence was published with Hodder in August 2022 to critical acclaim and translated to English and Chinese territories to date.

She has spoken internationally on the science of collective intelligence to a range of audiences including business leaders, government officials, financial institutions and energy providers. In 2022 Hannah received an Honorary Doctorate for her work in science communication. In 2019 Hannah was named by Nature as a ‘Rising Stars in Life Sciences’. Hannah Critchlow was recognised as a ‘Top 100 UK scientist’ by the UK Science Council in 2014 and one of Cambridge University’s most ‘inspirational and successful women in science’ for her work in science communication.

Hannah Critchlow has extensive experience creating and delivering interactive talks, workshops and panel discussions for a variety of clients including those in the legal, business and policy setting. Her expertise spans topics from decision-making, morals and ethics, resilience, mental wellbeing, boosting brain performance, intuition and creativity, collective intelligence, cognitive diversity, communication, recruitment strategy and our evolving relationship with AI.

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