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.



Graham NSN, Blissitt G, Zimmerman K, et al., 2023, ADVANCE-TBI study protocol: traumatic brain injury outcomes in UK military personnel serving in Afghanistan between 2003 and 2014 - a longitudinal cohort study., Bmj Open, Vol:13

Ibitoye R, Mallas E-J, Bourke N, et al., 2023, The human vestibular cortex: functional anatomy of OP2, its connectivity and the effect of vestibular disease, Cerebral Cortex, Vol:33, ISSN:1047-3211, Pages:567-582

Graham NSN, Cole JH, Bourke NJ, et al., 2023, Distinct patterns of neurodegeneration after TBI and in Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's and Dementia, ISSN:1552-5260

Zimmerman K, 2022, The biomechanical signature of loss of consciousness: computational modelling of elite athlete head injuries, Brain: a Journal of Neurology, ISSN:0006-8950

Mallas E-J, Gorgoraptis N, Dautricourt S, et al., 2022, Pathological slow-wave activity and impaired working memory binding in post-traumatic amnesia, The Journal of Neuroscience, Vol:42, ISSN:0270-6474, Pages:9193-9210

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