Professor Sue Iversen

Sue Iversen is Emeritus Professor of Experimental Psychology and Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College Oxford.

She studied for her undergraduate degree and Ph.D in Cambridge followed by post doctoral training in the USA at the National Institutes of Health in Washington and after at Harvard Medical School. The years 1966-1983 were spent teaching and directing a research group in Cambridge before joining the US pharmaceutical company Merck& Co where she was involved in establishing a large Neuroscience research centre in the UK based in Harlow, Essex. She returned to academia in 1993 as Professor and Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology in Oxford, a post she held until 2000. In 2000 she was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford with a broad portfolio of financial and research planning responsibilities across the University. She retired from this post in 2012. Latterly she was a Trustee of the Girls Day School Trust and Treasurer of the Academy of Medical Sciences.