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Professor of Biological Psychology, Loughborough University

Eef Hogervorst is Professor of Biological Psychology and investigates risk and protective factors for dementia across the lifespan worldwide. She supervised many PhD students in the UK and Indonesia where she also holds several Chairs. One of these students, Aleksandra Gawor, did her PhD in alcohol abuse in students (see article in Conversation). Eef has written over 200 peer reviewed international publications and obtained over £10m of funding for her research with collaborators.

Eef has worked at Loughborough University since 2005 and before that she worked at Oxford and Cambridge University as a researcher. She has regularly been in the news with work on the dementia friendly house, exercise in the class room and exercise for older people to promote learning, mood and independence. She does consultancies in early diagnoses of dementia, dementia design, and hormone, exercise and nutrition treatments to improve cognition and mood.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Loughborough University