Barbara J Sahakian is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the
University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry, and the Medical Research Council/Wellcome Trust Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience
Institute. She is also a Clinical Psychologist. She is probably best
known for her research work on cognition and depression, cognitive
enhancement using pharmacological treatments, neuroethics and early
detection of Alzheimer¹s disease. Her current programme of research
investigates the neurochemical modulation of impulsive and compulsive
behaviour in neuropsychiatric disorders, such as unipolar and bipolar
depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Her
contribution to cognitive neuroscience has been widely recognised both
nationally and internationally.

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