Barbara Sahakian

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 and psychological treatments. The focus of my lab is on early detection, differential diagnosis and proof of concept studies using cognitive enhancing drugs. She is 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