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Sharon Abrahams

Personal Chair of Neuropsychology

Phone: 0131 650 3339

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Research Interests

Cognitive, behavioural and cerebral changes in neurodegenerative disease. Research focus on investigating memory and executive dysfunction in patients with Motor Neurone Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Research uses experimental and clinical neuropsychological techniques and brain imaging to explore cerebral correlates of cognitive dysfunction.

Research Groups


June 1988: University of Reading, First Class B.Sc. Honours Degree Psychology,
Dec 1993: Institute of Psychiatry, London Ph.D.
June 1998: Institute of Psychiatry, London D Clin Psy.

Administrative Roles

Programme Director of theMSc Human Cognitive Neuropsychology [2006 - 2014]
Psychology Deaprtment Ethics Committee [2008 - 2011] [2015 - ]
Euan MacDonald MND Research Centre (Founding Member) [2008 - ]
Euan MacDonald MND Research Centre Management Committee [2008 - ]
PPLS Postgraduate Committee [2006 -]
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Research Committee [2014- ]
Interdisciplinary Research Group Neurodegeneration [2014 -]
Clinical Research Coordinator Psychology [2015 - ]




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