Hannah Critchlow in Interview

Interview with Dr Hannah Critchlow – Bestselling Author & Neuroscientist

Dr Hannah Critchlow is an internationally acclaimed neuroscientist, author and presenter. She regularly appears on the BBC TV and radio, most recently as Science Presenter in Family Brain Games exploring collective intelligence.

Hannah Critchlow Keynote Speaker

Her book on Consciousness: A Ladybird Expert Guide, was published with Penguin in 2018 and The Science of Fate, published with Hodder in May 2019 made the Sunday Times Bestseller list.

Hannah Critchlow is a Science Outreach Fellow at Magdalene College University of Cambridge and was named by Nature as one of Cambridge University’s ‘Rising Stars in Life Sciences’ in 2019. She was recognised as a ‘Top 100 UK Scientist’ by the Science Council in 2014 and one of Cambridge University’s most inspirational and successful women in science.

She is currently working on her next book, about collective intelligence, so how different people can work together more effectively. With the potential title being ‘Joined-Up Thinking’, we look forward to the release next year.

Video Timeline

  • 00:16 – Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what your main areas of expertise are that companies can benefit from?
  • 01:18 – You’ve been researching collective intelligence, how can organisations benefit from your studies?
  • 01:59 – Any other ways we can recruit a cognitively strong team?
  • 03:03 – Once you’ve got the right team, how do you get them to work together and communicate more effectively?
  • 05:20 – Resilience is a buzzword this year – Do you have any tips or tricks you can share with us to increase our self-resilience?
  • 07:42 – As we continue to live through the COVID pandemic, are you working on any new studies?
  • 08:04 – What is next for you?


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