Biography

Dr Anna Adlam is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (D.Clin.Psy.) and academic Neuropsychologist (Ph.D.), who specialises in working with individuals who have survived paediatric brain injury. Anna gained her Ph.D., investigating dissociations in memory in developmental amnesia, at the Institute of Child Health, UCL (1999-2003). Following this, Anna worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the MRC-Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (2003-2006), investigating the neural correlates of semantic memory. Anna went on to complete her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at the University of East Anglia (UEA, 2006-2009) before joining the UEA as a Clinical Lecturer/Senior Lecturer. Anna also worked as a clinical psychologist for the Cambridge Centre of Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (CCPNR, 2009-2012). Anna is now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter and is Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research. Anna also leads the Developmental Neuropsychology Research Group, a multi-site research group conducting studies at the University of Exeter and the University of East Anglia. Anna maintains honorary contracts with the UEA and the CCPNR to support ongoing research collaborations.

Career History

Senior Lecturer, Deputy Director of Research for Professional Doctorates, Co-Director of Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research, University of Exeter, 2012 - ongoing
Lecturer/Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of East Anglia, 2009 - 2012 (honorary appointment ongoing)
Clinical Psychologist, Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust, 2009 - 2012 (honorary appointment ongoing)
Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust/University of East Anglia, 2006 - 2009
Postdoctoral researcher, MRC - Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 2003 - 2006

Academic Background

Certificate in Higher Education Practice, University of East Anglia, 2011
D.Clin.Psy., University of East Anglia, 2009
Ph.D. (Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience), University College London, 2003
B.Sc. (Psychology, First Class Honours), University of Bristol, 1998

Additional Contacts

Consultant Psychiatrist, St John’s House Hospital, Partnerships in Care LD Services, Diss,

Norfolk IP22 1BA  Tel: 01379 649900, Fax: 01379 641455 Regi.alexander@partnershipsincare.co.uk

Awards

Pre-Qualification Award for contribution to Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology, 2001
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2001
Link Fund Award, University of Exeter, 2013

All Publications

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Garrigan, B., Adlam, A. L. R., Langdon, P. E.

(2016)

The neural correlates of moral decision-making: A systematic review and meta-analysis of moral evaluations and response decision judgements,

in Brain and Cognition

108

pp. 88-97

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Adlam, A. R., de Haan, M., Hodges, J. R., Patterson, K.

(2013)

Memory for action sequences in semantic dementia,

in Neuropsychologia

51

(8)

pp. 1481-1487

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(Article)

(Published)


Simblett, S. K., Badham, R., Greening, K., Adlam, A., Ring, H., Bateman, A.

(2012)

Validating independent ratings of executive functioning following acquired brain injury using Rasch analysis,

in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

22

(6)

pp. 874-889

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Adlam, A., Patterson, K., Bozeats, S., Hodges, J.

(2010)

The Cambridge Semantic Test Battery: Detection of semantic deficits in patients with semantic dementia and Alzheimer's disease,

in Neurocase

16

(3)

pp. 193-207

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(Article)

(Published)


Adlam, A. R., Malloy, M., Mishkin, M., Vargha-khadem, F.

(2010)

Corrigendum to: Dissociation between recognition and recall in developmental amnesia [Neuropsychologia 47 (11) 2207–2210],

in Neuropsychologia

48

(6)

pp. 1875

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(Article)

(Published)


Adlam, A. R., Malloy, M., Mishkin, M., Vargha-Khadem, F.

(2009)

Dissociation between recognition and recall in developmental amnesia,

in Neuropsychologia

47

(11)

pp. 2207-2210

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(Article)

(Published)


Adlam, A. R., Patterson, K., Hodges, J. R.

(2009)

"I remember it as if it were yesterday" : memory for recent events in patients with semantic dementia,

in Neuropsychologia

47

(5)

pp. 1344-1351

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(Article)

(Published)


Adlam, A., Adams, M., Rous, B., Yeates, G., Bateman, A., Gracey, F.

(2009)

The Bangor gambling task: A useful clinical tool in the assessment of decision-making in survivors of head injury?,

in Clinical Rehabilitation

23

pp. 761-762

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(Article)

(Published)


Hodges, J. R., Martinos, M., Woollams, A. M., Patterson, K., Adlam, A. R.

(2008)

Repeat and Define: Differentiating semantic dementia from progressive non-fluent aphasia,

in Cortex

44

(9)

pp. 1265-1270

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(Article)

(Published)


Salmond, C., Adlam, A., Gadian, D., Mishkin, M., Vargha-Khadem, F.

(2008)

High functioning autism vs. developmental amnesia: A comparison of memory profiles in relation to neuropathology,

in Memory is Autism: theory and Evidence.

Cambridge University Press

pp. 63-86

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Gray, J., Yeo, G. S. H., Cox, J. J., Morton, J., Adlam, A. R., Keogh, J. M., Yanovski, J. A., El Gharbawy, A., Han, J. C., Tung, Y. C. L., Hodges, J. R., Raymond, F. L., O'rahilly, S., Farooqi, I. S.

(2006)

Hyperphagia, severe obesity, impaired cognitive function, and hyperactivity associated with functional loss of one copy of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene,

in Diabetes

55

(12)

pp. 3366-3371

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(Article)

(Published)


Adlam, A. R., Bozeat, S., Arnold, R., Watson, P., Hodges, J. R.

(2006)

Semantic knowledge in mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer's disease,

in Cortex

42

(5)

pp. 675-684

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Adlam, A., Bozeat, S., Arnold, R., Hodges, J.

(2006)

Semantic knowledge in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease,

in Cortex

42

(5)

pp. 675-684

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Adlam, A. R., Patterson, K., Rogers, T. T., Nestor, P. J., Salmond, C. H., Acosta-Cabronero, J., Hodges, J. R.

(2006)

Semantic dementia and fluent primary progressive aphasia: two sides of the same coin?,

in Brain

129

(11)

pp. 3066-3080

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Adlam, A. R., Vargha-Khadem, F., Mishkin, M., de Haan, M.

(2005)

Deferred imitation of action sequences in developmental amnesia,

in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

17

(2)

pp. 240-248

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Adlam, A., Vargha-Khadem, F., Mishkin, M., de Haan, M.

(2005)

Deferred imitation of action sequences in developmental amnesia,

in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

MIT Press

pp. 240-248

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(Conference contribution)

(Published)


Adlam, A.

(2005)

From the acquisition to the deterioration of semantic knowledge: A mechanisitic theory of semantic cognition. A Parallel Distributed Processing Approach by Timothy T. Rogers and James L. McClelland,

in Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

pp. 654-655

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Adlam, A., Rogers, T., Graham, K., Patterson, K., Hodges, J.

(2005)

Semantic dementia and primary progressive aphasia: two sides of the same coin?,

(Other)

(Published)


Moffitt, T., Adlam, A.

(2002)

Teen-aged mothers in contemporary Britain,

in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

43

(6)

pp. 727-742

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(Article)

(Published)


Baddeley, A., Chincotta, D., Adlam, A.

(2001)

Working memory and the control of action: evidence from task switching,

in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

130

(4)

pp. 641-657

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Key Research Interests

The main focus of Anna’s research is to develop and evaluate neuropsychological interventions for young people who have survived a neurological condition (e.g., acquired brain injury).
To do this, research includes studies which aim to understand how different cognitive processes are affected by neurological conditions in childhood (i.e., to identify targets for intervention), and studies which evaluate the efficacy of specific neuropsychological interventions (e.g., memory training).
Research themes include: memory and executive processes; emotion; and social function. Anna is particularly interested in how these processes interact and influence each other. Research techniques include experimental neuropsychology, neuroimaging, single case designs, and randomised controlled designs.

 

Research Group Membership

University of East Anglia - trainee clinical psychologists and PhD students, Professor Lee Shepstone, Mr Edward Wilson, Dr Peter Langdon, Dr Darren Dunning
University of Exeter  - Professor Huw Williams, Dr Phil Yates, Dr Ian Frampton, Dr Fraser Milton, Dr Barney Dunn, Dr Anke Kar
National - Dr Karalyn Patterson (MRC-Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit), Professor Sue Gathercole (MRC-CBU), Dr Joni Holmes (MRC-CBU), Professor David Menon (University of Cambridge), Dr Fergus Gracey (Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust), Professor Barbara Wilson (Oliver Zangwill Centre, Ely), Dr Andrew Bateman (OZC, Ely), Dr Jennifer Limond (University of Glasgow), Dr Ingram Wright (University of Bristol), Dr Cathy Grant (Leicester NHS), Dr Ashok Jansari (University of East London), Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem (University College London), Dr Michelle de Haan (UCL), Professor Jeremy Hobart (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
International - Professor Shari Wade (Cincinnati Children‘s Hospital, Ohio), Professor Keith Yeates (Nationwide Children‘s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio)  Dr Mathilde Chevignard (Hospital National de Saint Maurice, Paris), Dr Nina Sjo (Copenhagen), Professor John Hodges (University of Sydney)

Teaching Interests

Anna‘s teaching interests include paediatric neuropsychology, cognitive assessment, memory theory, and memory disorders.

Teaching Activities

  • Anna teaches at the University of Exeter on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology and Research streams), MSc, and Applied Psychology BSc programmes. Anna also teaches on external MSc Clinical Neuropsychology training programmes (University of Glasgow; University College London).

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Executive Committee Member of the British Psychological Society, Division of Neuropsychology
  • Committee Member of the British Psychological Society, Division of Neuropsychology, Faculty of Paediatric Neuropsychology#2029

Key Responsibilities

Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research, University of Exeter
Deputy Director of Research for Professional Doctorates, CEDAR, University of Exeter