Jose Manuel Valera-Bermejo

First year PhD student

Research Interests

The main focus of my research is on neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia and mild cognitive impairment. In addition, I plan to compare them with deficits in social cognition through the use of theory of mind assessments and making anatomical correlations with structural and functional MRI neuroimaging.

Current Projects

Biological bases of neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer's disease and their relation to early theory of mind impairments

Research Team

Translational Neuropsychology Group


Valera-Bermejo J, Piza-Aragon A, Trevino-Hernandez J, Daniel-Guerrero A, Rubio-Martinez R. Realism in Clinical Simulation, Art and Science. Gaudeamus, 2015, 7 (1), pp. 37-54


In 2015 I finished my bachelor degree in medicine and surgery in Mexico City where I began to develop a deep interest in clinical neurosciences. In 2017 I started a PhD programme in Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield under the supervision of Professor Annalena Venneri. I am part of the Translational Neuropsychology Group with special interest in dementia and theory of mind research.

Teaching Interests

Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology with clinical correlation. Dementia through clinical neurology.