Professor Sharon Abrahams 
University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Ph.D, D.Clin.Psy, Professor of Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuropsychologist. Having begun working with MND as a post-doctoral researcher with Profs Nigel Leigh and Laura Goldstein at The Institute of Psychiatry in King’s College London, she moved to Edinburgh in 2004 where she became a founding member of the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Research. She has over 150 research publications in the field and is Associate Editor of the journal Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration.

She has recently won the prestigious Freda Newcombe Prize from the British Neuropsychological Society. Her research focuses on cognitive, behavioural, psychiatric and cerebral changes in ALS and neurodegenerative disease. She developed the Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS) with T. Bak and J. Newton a brief neuropsychological assessment ow routinely used internationally, translated into 24 languages and incorporated as an outcome measure in clinical trials.