Professor Annalena Venneri
Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology
Department of Neuroscience
University of Sheffield
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
N floor, room N130
Tel: +44 (0) 114 271 3430
Fax: +44 (0) 114 271 3158
Academic Secretary: Rebecca Brown
Tel: + 44 (0)114 2222261
Clinical Secretary: Susan Ryalls
Tel: + 44 (0)114 2713770
I joined the University of Sheffield in 2011 and I am involved in setting up a dementia research agenda focused on early and differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
My research interests are in early and differential diagnosis of dementia, in the evaluation of both pharmacological and non pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer´s disease with neuroimaging techniques, and in clarifying the premorbid biological, personality and cognitive mechanisms underlying psychotic symptoms in neurodegenerative diseases.
My teaching at postgraduate level is in the field of clinical and cognitive neuropsychology and neuroscience.
I am a Honorary Consultant for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. I am a member of the editorial board of several neuroscience journals and I also coordinate the activities of the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory at the S. Camillo Research Hospital in Venice (Italy).
- Interactions between genetic variables and cognitive stimulation in ageing and Alzheimer's disease;
- Testing the validity of cognitive endophenotypes of Alzheimer's disease;
- Cross-cultural assessment of dementia;
- Predicting response to treatment in Alzheimer's disease;
- Personality predictors of psychosis in neurodegenerative diseases.
Bruen PD, McGeown WJ, Shanks MF, Venneri A. Neuroanatomical correlates of neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer´s disease. Brain, 2008, 131, 2455-2463
Venneri A, McGeown WJ, Shanks MF. Responders to ChEI treatment of Alzheimer´s disease show restitution of normal regional cortical activation. Current Alzheimer Research, 2009, 6, 97-111
Gardini S, Cloninger CR, Venneri A: Individual differences in personality traits reflect structural variance in specific brain regions. Brain Research Bulletin, 2009, 79, 265-270
Feinberg TE, Venneri A, Simone AM, Fan Y, Northoff G: The neuroanatomy of asomatognosia and somatoparaphrenia. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 2010, 81: 276-281
Venneri A, McGeown WJ, Biundo R, Mion M, Nichelli P, Shanks MF: The neuroanatomical substrate of lexical semantic decline in MCI ApoE ε4 carriers and non carriers, Alzheimer's Disease and Associated Disorders, 2010
Biundo R, Gardini S, Caffarra P, Concari L, Martorana D, Neri TM, Shanks MF, Venneri A: Influence of APOE status on lexical-semantic skills in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2011