Instituto de Neurología, University College of London. Institute of Movement Neuroscience (London).
Professor Marjan Jahanshahi is a clinical psychologist who leads the Cognitive-Motor Neuroscience Group at the Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience & Movement Disorders, UCL Institute of Neurology. She is also the honorary consultant neuropsychologist at the Functional Neurosurgery Unit, the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery. Her main research interest is in the role of the striato-frontal circuits in movement, cognition, and motivation. Her research focuses on movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonia, and also includes investigation of the psychosocial impact of these chronic disorders on quality of life of the patients and their families. She has published more than 180 papers in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and books. Her research has been funded by the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, the National Institutes of Health, USA, Parkinson’s UK.