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Professor Ian H Robertson

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

Adjunct Professor (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
Donohoe, G. and Dillon, R. and Hargreaves, A. and Mothersill, O. and Castorina, M. and Furey, E. and Fagan, A.J. and Meaney, J.F. and Fitzmaurice, B. and Hallahan, B. and McDonald, C. and Wykes, T. and Corvin, A. and Robertson, I.H., Effectiveness of a low support, remotely accessible, cognitive remediation training programme for chronic psychosis: cognitive, functional and cortical outcomes from a single blind randomised controlled trial, Psychological Medicine, 48, (5), 2018, p751-764 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Sullivan, M., Lawlor, B., Hannigan, C., Brennan, S., Robertson, IH. , Cognitive functioning among cognitively intact dementia caregivers compared to matched self-selected and population controls., Aging & Mental Health (CAMH), 2018, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Feeney, J. and O'Sullivan, M. and Kenny, R.A. and Robertson, I.H., Change in perceived stress and 2-year change in cognitive function among older adults: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Stress and Health, 2018, p1-8 , Journal Article, IN_PRESS  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Harty, S. and Murphy, P.R. and Robertson, I.H. and O'Connell, R.G., Parsing the neural signatures of reduced error detection in older age, NeuroImage, 161, 2017, p43-55 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kelly, M.E. and Lawlor, B.A. and Coen, R.F. and Robertson, I.H. and Brennan, S., Cognitive rehabilitation for early stage Alzheimer†s disease: a pilot study with an Irish population, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 2017, p1-15 , Notes: [cited By 0; Article in Press], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Pertl, M.M., Hannigan, C., Brennan, S., Robertson, I.H. and Lawlor, B.A., Cognitive reserve and self-efficacy as moderators of the relationship between stress exposure and executive functioning among spousal dementia caregivers, International Psychogeriatrics, 29, (4), 2017, p615 - 625, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Bak, T.H. and Robertson, I., Biology enters the sceneâ€"a new perspective on bilingualism, cognition, and dementia, Neurobiology of Aging, 50, 2017, piii-iv , Notes: [cited By 1], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Robertson, I.H., The stress test: Does what doesn't kill me, make me a super-elite athlete?, Progress in Brain Research, 2017, Notes: [cited By 1; Article in Press], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Dillon, R., Hargreaves, A., Anderson-Schmidt, H., (...), Robertson, I., Donohoe, G., Adherence to a low-support cognitive remediation training program for psychosis , Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204, (10), 2016, p741-745 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Dillon A., Kelly M., Robertson I., Robertson D., Smartphone applications utilizing biofeedback can aid stress reduction, Frontiers in Psychology, 7, (JUN), 2016, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Preface in, editor(s)Jager, Sake Kurek, Malgorzata O'Rourke, Breffni , New directions in telecollaborative research and practice: selected papers from the second conference on telecollaboration in higher education, Dublin,, 2016, ppxxv - xxviii, [O'Rourke, Breffni], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
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
Joanne Cunningham Mary Coffey Tommy Knöös Ola Holmberg , Introduction to ROSIS, 2006, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Robertson, IH, Keynote Address, British Psychological Society's Psychobiology Section,, Windermere, UK., September, 2005, Invited Talk, PRESENTED


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Award Date
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
neuropsychology,biomarkers, alzheimer's disease, ageing, cognitive function, eeg