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Translational Neuropsychology Group
I head the Translational Neuropsychology Group
I am happy to supervise research undergraduate and MSc projects. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail.
Oxford Cognitive Screen
- NIHR advanced Fellowship
- Previously Stroke Association Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation Lectureship
My principal research interests lie in the field of Cognitive Neuropsychology with links to health research and rehabilitation.
As head of the Translational Neuropsychology Group, I lead a programme of work on cognitive impairments in stroke and dementia, including investigating differential long-term outcomes and developing clinically applicable cognitive screening tools, such as the Oxford Cognitive Screen. I am Chief Investigator of three NIHR UK Clinical Research Network portfolio studies, and lead the Cognitive Screening programme at the John Radcliffe Hospital Acute Stroke Unit. My primary research interests are in cognitive neuropsychology, including the impact and nature of cognitive impairments post stroke, with a particular affinity for attentional and executive processes. I am now also investigating more severe cognitive impairments in advanced dementia and how neuropsychological profiles can link to assessments of mental capacity.
In my group we cover research along the translational axis, from fundamental studies into the mechanisms underlying visuo-spatial neglect over lesion-function mapping studies using large cohort clinical scans to applied studies on developing clinical tools for cognitive screening and assessment. Our post-stroke cognitive screening programme has been running continuously since 2012, gathering cognitive, stroke and demographic data at several time points in effort to highlight different trajectories. More broadly, we support nationwide cognitive screening of stroke patients through the implementation of our Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS) into clinical settings.
In addition to my research role, I coordinated undergraduate admissions for the EP and PPL course across the 20 admitting colleges in Oxford (2016-2021) and led the department's widening access and outreach programme. I was a stipendiary lecturer for St Anne’s College (2012-2021). I supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate research projects, including on the Clinical Doctorate training programme.
Domain-specific versus generalized cognitive screening in acute stroke.
Demeyere N. et al, (2016), J Neurol, 263, 306 - 315
Recovery of Visuospatial Neglect Subtypes and Relationship to Functional Outcome Six Months After Stroke.
Moore MJ. et al, (2021), Neurorehabil Neural Repair
Association of Depression and Anxiety With Cognitive Impairment 6 Months After Stroke.
Williams OA. and Demeyere N., (2021), Neurology
Introducing the tablet-based Oxford Cognitive Screen-Plus (OCS-Plus) as an assessment tool for subtle cognitive impairments.
Demeyere N. et al, (2021), Sci Rep, 11
A comparison of lesion mapping analyses based on CT versus MR imaging in stroke.
Moore MJ. et al, (2023), Neuropsychologia, 184
Improving sleep and learning in rehabilitation after stroke, part 2 (INSPIRES2): study protocol for a home-based randomised control trial of digital cognitive behavioural therapy (dCBT) for insomnia.
Weightman M. et al, (2023), BMJ Open, 13
Long-term psychological outcomes following stroke: The OX-CHRONIC study
Kusec A. et al, (2023)
Word-centred neglect dyslexia as an inhibitional deficit: A single case study.
Moore MJ. and Demeyere N., (2023), Neuropsychologia
Numerical Cognition after Brain Injury: Is There a Relationship between Subitizing and Arithmetical Abilities?
Gosling E. et al, (2023), Brain Sci, 13