Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Professor of Neurology



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Professor David Sharp is a neurologist and Centre Director of UK DRI Care Research & Technology, focusing on using technology to enhance the lives of people living with dementia. He is also Scientific Director of the Imperial College Clinical Imaging Facility and Associate Director of the Imperial Centre for Injury Studies. His research programme aims to improve clinical outcomes after dementia and traumatic brain injury (TBI), focusing on common cognitive impairments in domains such as memory and attention. He uses cognitive neuroscience and advanced neuroimaging to investigate the effect of brain injury on brain network function and the effects of inflammation and neurodegeneration. His has explored how new treatments of cognitive impairment can be personalised and his current work focuses on harnessing neurotechnology development to improve the lives of those living with dementia and the effects of brain injury.



Vinao-Carl M, Gal-Shohet Y, Rhodes E, et al., 2024, Just a phase? Causal probing reveals spurious phasic dependence of sustained attention, Neuroimage, Vol:285, ISSN:1053-8119

Parker TD, Zimmerman KA, Laverse E, et al., 2023, Active elite rugby participation is associated with altered precentral cortical thickness, Brain Communications, Vol:5, ISSN:2632-1297

Graham NS, Sharp DJ, 2023, Dementia after traumatic brain injury, Bmj: British Medical Journal, Vol:383, ISSN:1759-2151, Pages:2065-2065

Graham N, Zimmerman K, Heslegrave A, et al., 2023, Alzheimer’s disease marker phospho-tau181 is not elevated in the first year after moderate-severe TBI, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, ISSN:0022-3050

Sharp DJ, Graham NSN, 2023, Clinical outcomes evolve years after traumatic brain injury, Nature Reviews Neurology, Vol:19, ISSN:1759-4766, Pages:579-580

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