Professor Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian
University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine; co-author, Sex, Lies, & Brain Scans; fellow, British Academy; fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences
Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian is a fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences. She is a past president of the British Association for Psychopharmacology and of the International Neuroethics Society. Sahakian has an international reputation in psychopharmacology, neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry, neuroimaging and neuroethics, with over 400 publications in scientific journals. Sahakian co-invented the neuropsychological CANTAB and EMOTICOM tests and the Cambridge University PEAK Memory Training: Wizard game.
Sahakian has contributed to policy, including the UK Government Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing, the Strategy for Mental Health for the Medical Research Council and the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health. She is on the committee for the Strategy for Neuroscience and Mental Health for the Department of Health, and has contributed to a report of the Global Council on Brain Health. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Davos, 2014 and is a member of the WEF on the Future of Neurotechnologies and Brain Science. She is also on the Clinical Advisory Board of the Human Brain Project. With Oxford University Press, she has co-authored Bad Moves (2013); Sex, Lies, & Brain Scans (2017) and co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics (2011).
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