Dr Kathleen Taylor

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Kathleen studied physiology and philosophy at the University of Oxford. After a research MSc at Stirling University working on brain chemistry, she returned to Oxford to do a DPhil in visual neuroscience and post-doctoral work on cognitive neuroscience.

In 2002 she won two writing competitions, one for science writing and one for an essay in the humanities/social sciences; the prizes included an offer to submit a book proposal to Oxford University Press. Her books, all published by OUP, are Brainwashing (2004, 2006, 2016), Cruelty (2009), The Brain Supremacy (2012, 2014), and The Fragile Brain (2016), about dementia.