Postdoctoral fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia

Dr Fiona Kumfor is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Frontier, a clinical research group at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) investigating younger-onset dementias. She trained in Clinical Neuropsychology and completed her Ph.D. investigating emotional functioning in patients with frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Fiona is currently supported by an NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship which aims to develop novel tools to diagnose and track dementia syndromes.


  • 2009–2010
    Research Assistant, The University of New South Wales


  • 2013 
    The University of New South Wales, PhD
  • 2012 
    Macquarie University, Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • 2007 
    The University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Psychology (Hons.)


  • 2013
    The orbitofrontal cortex is involved in emotional enhancement of memory: Evidence from the dementias, Brain
  • 2013
    Discrete neural correlates for the recognition of negative emotions: insights from frontotemporal dementia, PLoS One
  • 2013
    Emotion recognition in younger-onset dementia syndromes: brain correlates and patient implications. , Neurodegenerative Disease Management
  • 2013
    A tale of two hemispheres: Contrasting patterns of socioemotional dysfunction in left- versus right-lateralised semantic dementia. , Dementia and Neuropsychologia
  • 2012
    Disturbance of emotion processing in frontotemporal dementia: A synthesis of cognitive and neuroimaging findings. , Neuropsychology Review
  • 2011
    Are you really angry? The effect of intensity on emotion recognition in frontotemporal dementia. , Social Neuroscience