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Barbara J. Sahakian DSc, FMedSci

Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, Cambridge University
President of International Neuroethics Society

Barbara Sahakian is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry and MRC/Wellcome Trust Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute. She is also an Honorary Clinical Psychologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. She holds a PhD and a DSc from the University of Cambridge. She is President of the International Neuroethics Society, Past-President of the British Association for Psychopharmacology and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. She is co-author of ‘Bad Moves: How decision making goes wrong and the ethics of smart drugs’ (Oxford University Press, 2013) and co- editor of The Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics (OUP, 2011). She is a member of ACNP, CINP Council and ECNP Review Board and a member of the Human Brain Project.Sahakian has an international reputation in the fields of psychopharmacology, neuropsychology, neuropsychia- try, neuroimaging and neuroethics. She is perhaps best known for her work on ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ cognitive deficits in depression and early detection and early treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors in Alzheimer’s disease. She has over 390 publications in high impact scientific journals. The ISI Web of Science database credits her with a Hirsch (h) index of 100, with some publications having over 300 citations. Sahakian co-invented the neuropsychological CANTAB tests. She serves as a Senior Consultant to Cambridge Cognition, a University of Cambridge spin-out that provides CANTAB. She is also a Consultant for Peak (Brainbow). Sahakian has contributed to Neuroscience and Mental Health Government Policy and has spoken on resilience, brain health, neuroscience and mental health at the World Economic Forum, Davos, 2014. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Brain Re- search. She was also a finalist for a World Technology Award 2014 under the category of 'Health and Medicine.