The Translational Neuropsychology research group is based in the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Experimental Psychology, at the University of Oxford. The lab, led by Associate Professor Nele Demeyere, consists of postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, research assistants and visiting research students.
This website is aimed at both an academic and general audience, with separate sections likely to be of more interest depending on your background. We direct members of the public to an accessible language overview of the ongoing research in an accessible language here.
In order to improve healthcare for stroke survivors, our research aims to bridge the knowledge and practice in neuropsychology to broader health challenges in stroke and dementia. We aim to integrate neuropsychology into clinical practice by collaborating with multiple different health professionals.
Our research has progressed from a background of fundamental cognitive neuropsychology projects to clinically applicable research streams, such as the development of sensitive clinical tools, and developing a cognitive care pathway model to act on those outcomes and help people manage cognitive changes after stroke.
Our post-stroke cognitive screening programme has been running continuously since 2012, gathering cognitive, stroke and demographic data at several time points in efforts to understand and predict likely different trajectories. More broadly, we support nationwide cognitive screening of stroke patients through the implementation of our Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS) into clinical settings (see also www.ocs-test.org).