The Translational Neuropsychology research group is based in the Department of 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.
Our research aims to bridge the knowledge and practice in neuropsychology to broader health challenges in stroke and dementia. In collaboration with various healthcare professionals, we aim to integrate neuropsychology into clinical practice through a multidisciplinary approach. Our research spans both fundamental cognitive neuropsychology projects as well as more translational streams, such as the development of sensitive clinical tools for relevant phenotyping. Primarily, we hope to better understand the nature and varying trajectories of different cognitive domain impairments following stroke, as well as provide further clarity on the relationship between abstract neuropsychological concepts and real-life outcomes.
This video featured by the BBC highlights some of our research in stroke.
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 (see also www.ocs-test.org).