Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Cambridge

Barbara Sahakian's research is aimed at understanding the neural basis of cognitive, emotional and behavioural dysfunction in order to develop more effective pharmacological, psychological and cognitive treatments. The focus of my lab is on early detection, differential diagnosis and proof of concept studies using cognitive enhancing drugs. She is a Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Brain Research, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Past-President of the International Neuroethics Society.


  • –present
    Professor of Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
  • 2004–present
    Fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences


  • 2013
    The size, burden and cost of disorders of the brain in the UK, Journal of Psychopharmacology