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Eef Hogervorst

Eef Hogervorst

Professor
Loughborough University
UK

Biography

Eef Hogervorst did her degree in Health Sciences and a PhD in the Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology at Maastricht University, specialising in cognitive aging. She subsequently worked as a researcher at the University of Oxford; as Research Associate Professor at the UAMS (Department of Geriatrics, ranked 8th in the USA) and as Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge (Department of Psychiatry) before taking up a Chair as Professor of Biological Psychology at Loughborough University (ranked 5th in the UK) in 2005. She is also a visiting Professor at UCL (pending) and 3 Universities in Indonesia. Eef specialises in the early diagnoses of dementia using cognitive screening instruments and investigates risk and protective lifestyle factors for dementia in the UK, USA, Indonesia and Shanghai China. Eef has published over 200 peer-reviewed international journal papers and book chapters and is regularly invited worldwide to give public and keynote scientific lectures about her work. She chaired symposia for IMS in Mexico, Neuroendocrinology in Turin and Dementia in Toronto in 2014/2015 and is on the organising committee for the Alzheimer's disease conference in London 2016. She won several prizes for her work (PNEC, Blasschko etc.). With her collaborators, >£13M funding was obtained for research from various bodies (MRC, AST, ARUK, NDA, ESRC/NIHR etc) and Eef is now involved in two European multi-million studies investigating nutrition and exercise to prevent dementia. Eef is on the editorial board of the Journal of Alzheimer's disease (US based) and Journal of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's and advises on dementia conferences.

Research Interest

cognitive aging, Psychiatry, Neuropsychology, Dementia.