Professional background

Professor Marjan Jahanshahi is an HCPC registered chartered clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist. She is an Emeritus Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.  

  • She has extensive experience of neuropsychological assessment of people with neurological and psychiatric disorders and dementia, and medico-legal assessments.
  • She has expertise in post-diagnostic counselling and therapy to optimize psychosocial adjustment to chronic neurological illness or dementia for patients and their families.
  • She provides cognitive behaviour therapy for a range of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, phobias.

Research interests

- Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and other movement disorders

- Dementia and disorders of cognition

- Traumatic brain injury

- Impact of chronic neurological illness on patient quality of life and on carers and family


Languages spoken

Farsi (Persian), French


Professor Jahanshahi has published 330 papers in scientific journals, and written/edited two books.