Sarah WakefieldDr Sarah Wakefield

Research Assistant

Department of Neuroscience
University of Sheffield
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
N floor, Room N152
Glossop Road
S10 2JF

Tel: +44 (0) 114 271 1597


I moved to the University of Sheffield in October 2011 to finish the final year of my PhD. Currently I am working on a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded project as a research assistant.

Research Interests

My PhD project is titled ‘Testing the added value of detailed neuropsychological assessment in the diagnosis and evaluation of treatment response in Dementia’. I am interested in using neuropsychological assessment to earlier diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment and differentiate these from normal ageing, as well as differentially diagnose the dementias.

Current Projects

NIHR funded project entitled ‘Using Conversation Analysis in the Differential Diagnosis of Memory Problems: a pilot study’, with Prof. Annalena Venneri and Prof. Markus Reuber.