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Prof Sharon Abrahams

Personal Chair of Neuropsychology

Phone: 0131 650 3339

Willingness to take Ph.D. 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

Qualifications

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 - ]

 

 

Websites

Research outputs

  1. Cognitive phenotypes of sequential staging in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Multidimensional apathy: Evidence from Neurodegenerative Disease

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Apathy dimensions in Parkinson’s disease

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Research activities & awards

  1. Inaugural Lecture: Sharon Abrahams

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

  2. CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  3. International Research Workshop on FTD

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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