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  • Barbara SAHAKIAN
  • Research Direction:Clinical Neuropsychology,Psychopharmacology, Neuropsychiatry
  • Email:bjs@fudan.edu.cn
  • Website:http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?barbara
  • Brief Introduction:Barbara J Sahakian is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute. Sahakian is also an Honorary Clinical Psychologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences. She was a Member of the International Expert Jury for the 2017 Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung Prize. She is a Past President of the British Association for Psychopharmacology and of the International Neuroethics Society. Sahakian has an international reputation in the fields of psychopharmacology, neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry, neuroimaging and neuroethics. She is best known for her work on ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ cognitive deficits in depression and early detection and early treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors in Alzheimer’s disease. She has over 400 publications in scientific journals and a Hirsch (h) index of 109. Sahakian co-invented the neuropsychological CANTAB and EMOTICOM tests and the Cambridge University PEAK Memory Training: Wizard game. Sahakian has contributed to Neuroscience and Mental Health Policy, including the UK Government Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing (Beddington et al., 2008, Nature), the Strategy for Mental Health for the Medical Research Council (Sahakian et al., 2010, The Lancet) and the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health (Collins et al., 2011, Nature). She is on the Committee for the Strategy for Neuroscience and Mental Health for the Department of Health. In March 2017, she participated in the Global Council on Brain Health meeting in Washington, DC. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Davos, 2014 and is a member of the WEF on the Future of Neurotechnologies and Brain Science. She is also on the Clinical Advisory Board of the Human Brain Project. She is co-author of Bad Moves (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Sex, Lies, & Brain Scans (Oxford University Press, 2017). She has also co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics.
  • Achievement:

    Collins et al (2011). Grand challenges in global mental health. Nature, 475, 27-30

    ‘Neuroscience, society and policy’ and ‘Neuroscience: Implications for education and lifelong learning’ (Project launched in January 2011).

    Sahakian BJ (2014). What do experts think we should do to achieve brain health? Neuroscience and Behavioral Reviews, 43, 240-258