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Professor Ian H Robertson

Adjunct Professor (Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN))


Professor Emeritus (Psychology)

Ian Robertson is Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin and was the founding Director of Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy. Previously a senior scientist at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, where he was also a fellow at Hughes Hall, Ian Robertson continues to be a Visiting Professor at University College London, University of Wales at Bangor and is a Visiting Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto. A graduate of Glasgow University, he gained his Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of London. His research focusses on the neuropsychology of brain rehabilitation and attention: he has more than 200 published books and articles in this field. A former science writer for the London Times, his multiply-translated popular science books are Mind Sculpture and the Mind's Eye.
  Attention   Awareness   Closed Head-Injury   Executive function   Frontal lobes   Hemispatial neglect   Neuropsychology   Plasticity   Rehabilitation
 Relationship between Genotype and Phenotype in Child and Adolescent ADHD: A genetic association study using neuropsychological performance and task-related brain activation as potential endophenotypes
 Neuroenhancement for Inequalities in Elder Lives
 Self Alert Training for Adults with Attentional Deficits
 The short and long range dynamics of attention
 TCIN Research Consortium on Neurodegeneration

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Member of the Wellcome Trust Neuroscience Panel 2006-9
Founding Editor Neurocase, Oxford University Press. 1994-1997
Deputy Editor Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 1990-1997
Member of Editorial Board of Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. 1997 - Present
Member of Research Grants Committee, UK Stroke Association. 1994-1997
Member of the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences 2000-2004
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Member of the Royal Irish Academy 2004 2004
Member of the Council of the World Federation for Neurological Rehabilitation. 2002 Present
Member of the Advisory Council, International Association for the Study of Attention and Performance 1999 Present
Academy of Medical Sciences Working Group on the interface between basic and clinical neuroscience 2002 2003
Connecting clinical and experimental investigations of awareness in traumatic brain injury in, editor(s)J. Grafman and A.M. Salazar , Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Elsevier, 2015, 511-524 , [Dockree, P.M. O'Connell, R.G. Robertson, I.H.], Notes: [Chapter 32], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Salomone, S. Fleming, G.R. Shanahan, J.M. Castorina, M. Bramham, J. O'connell, R.G. Robertson, I.H., The effects of a self-alert training (SAT) program in adults with ADHD, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 2015, p45-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Hargreaves A, Dillon R, Anderson-Schmidt H, Corvin A, Fitzmaurice B, Castorina M, Robertson IH, Donohoe G, Computerised working-memory focused cognitive remediation therapy for psychosis - A preliminary study., Schizophrenia research, 2015, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Hannigan C, Coen RF, Lawlor BA, Robertson IH, Brennan S, The NEIL Memory Research Unit: psychosocial, biological, physiological and lifestyle factors associated with healthy ageing: study protocol., BMC psychology, 3, (1), 2015, p20 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Pertl MM, Lawlor BA, Robertson IH, Walsh C, Brennan S, Risk of Cognitive and Functional Impairment in Spouses of People With Dementia: Evidence From the Health and Retirement Study., Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology, 28, (4), 2015, p260-71 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Dundon NM, Dockree SP, Buckley V, Merriman N, Carton M, Clarke S, Roche RA, Lalor EC, Robertson IH, Dockree PM, Impaired auditory selective attention ameliorated by cognitive training with graded exposure to noise in patients with traumatic brain injury., Neuropsychologia, 75, 2015, p74-87 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Dockree PM, Brennan S, O'Sullivan M, Robertson IH, O'Connell RG, Characterising neural signatures of successful aging: Electrophysiological correlates of preserved episodic memory in older age., Brain and cognition, 97, 2015, p40-50 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Salomone S, Fleming GR, Shanahan JM, Castorina M, Bramham J, O'Connell RG, Robertson IH, The effects of a Self-Alert Training (SAT) program in adults with ADHD., Frontiers in human neuroscience, 9, 2015, p45 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Dockree PM, O'Connell RG, Robertson IH, Connecting clinical and experimental investigations of awareness in traumatic brain injury., Handbook of clinical neurology, 128, 2015, p511-24 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mancuso M, Magnani N, Cantagallo A, Rossi G, Capitani D, Galletti V, Cardamone G, Robertson IH, Emotion recognition impairment in traumatic brain injury compared with schizophrenia spectrum: similar deficits with different origins., The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 203, (2), 2015, p87-95 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Robertson, IH, Keynote Address, Danish Association of Neuropsychology, September , 2007, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Robertson, IH, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, March, 2007, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Robertson, IH, Keynote Address, Association of Medical Neurology, Duesseldorf., May , 2007, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Robertson, IH, American Society for Rehabilitation,, Washington, October, 2007, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Robertson, IH, Keynote Address, Italian Association for Neurorehabilitation, Ferrara, November, 2006, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Robertson, IH, World Congress on Neurological Rehabilitation, Hong Kong, February, 2006, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Robertson, IH, British Neuropsychological Society meeting, Cambridge., March, 2006, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Robertson, IH, Keynote Address, British Psychological Society's Psychobiology Section,, Windermere, UK., September, 2005, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Robertson, IH, Dutch EndoNeuroPsycho conference, Doorwerth, Netherlands., June, 2005, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Robertson, IH, Keynote Address, Rotman Annual Conference, University of Toronto., March, 2005, Invited Talk, PRESENTED


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Irv Acenberg Scientist Award from the University of Toronto, Rotman Research Institute 2002
Fellow, Hughes Hall College, Cambridge. 1997 - 1999
Medical Research Council Travelling Fellow, University of Rome, Italy 1989-1990
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