Dr. Robert Coen

Dr. Robert Coen, PhD, C Psychol AFPsSI is Senior Neuropsychologist in the MIRA Memory Clinic in MISA specialising in the neuropsychology of dementia and ageing. Formerly Head of the Psychometrics Dept., Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Dublin he has been an Associate Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology for the Open University, Lecturer in Psychopharmacology, University College Dublin, and is currently a staff member of the Dept. of Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin. Primary activities relate to the neuropsychological assessment / differential diagnosis of clients referred to the Memory Clinic, overseeing assessments undertaken by additional staff, supervision of Trainee Clinical Psychologists on specialist placements, teaching on programmes for Clinical Psychologists and Medical Students, PhD research supervision / collaboration on a variety of studies and research programmes and active participation in Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) initiatives. Major research projects he has an involvement in include The Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing (TILDA); the Trinity, University of Ulster and Dept of Agriculture (TUDA) Cohort study; NILVAD, a European Multicentre Double-Blind Placebo Controlled trial of Nilvadipine in Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s disease; active advisor / collaborator on studies evaluating cognitive outcomes following Carotenoid supplementation including Central Retinal Enrichment Supplementation Trials (CREST), Carotenoids and Age-Related Dementia Study (CARDS) and a study of carotenoid supplementation in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI); Cognitive Impairment in patients with HIV Infection; Viral Hepatitis C Associated Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Ireland in the DAA era (CANDI); effects of an extensive exercise program on the progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI); Irish Network for Biomarkers in Neurodegeneration (IN-BIND), among others.