Postdoctoral research scientist, academic neuropsychologist
My research focuses on detailed clinical and cognitive phenotyping in the dementias. Careful cataloguing of characteristic disturbances in dementia syndromes allows us to be able to identify disease subtypes, inform sensitive and specific clinical diagnosis, identify robust markers of clinical progression and outcomes for intervention studies. I am particularly interested in impairments of memory and language in these conditions.
- Focal cortical presentations in Alzheimer’s disease
- Primary progressive aphasia
- Neuropsychiatric and behavioural features of dementia syndromes
- Mild cognitive impairment
- Cross-cultural neuropsychology
- Professor John R. Hodges (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
- Dr Michael Hornberger (University of Cambridge)
- Dr Peter Garrard (St George’s, University of London)
- Professor David Libon (Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA)
Attention network dysfunction underlies memory impairment in posterior cortical atrophy.
Veldsman M. et al, (2019), Neuroimage Clin, 22
Consensus classification of posterior cortical atrophy.
Crutch SJ. et al, (2017), Alzheimers Dement, 13, 870 - 884
Utility of testing for apraxia and associated features in dementia.
Ahmed S. et al, (2016), J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 87, 1158 - 1162
Diagnosing young onset dementia can be challenging.
Ahmed S. et al, (2016), Practitioner, 260, 11 - 2
Memory Impairment at Initial Clinical Presentation in Posterior Cortical Atrophy.
Ahmed S. et al, (2016), J Alzheimers Dis, 52, 1245 - 1250