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Prof Richard Frackowiak
As at 12 Queen Square
UCL Institute of Neurology
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  • Emeritus Professor
  • UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Richard Frackowiak is Professor and head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences atthe Université de Lausanne (UNIL) and its Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV).

Formerly heserved as Foundation Professor of Cognitive Neurology at University College London (UCL), Director of the Department of Cognitive Studies (DEC) at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, Wellcome Trust Principal Clinical Research Fellow and Vice-Provost of UCL after a period as Dean-Director of its Institute of Neurology. He founded the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience and its Functional Imaging Laboratory (FIL) in 1994.

Frackowiak has an MA and MD from Cambridge (Peterhouse), a DSc from London University, an honorary medical doctorate from Liege University and an honorary professorship from UCL. A Fellow of the Academies of Medical Sciences of the UK, France and Belgium, he is a member of the Academia Europaea and a foreign associate of the Institute of Medicine of the American Academies. He is past president of the British Neuroscience Association and of the European Brain and Behaviour Society.

He serves as scientific advisor to the Director-General of INSERM. He has held prestigious visiting professorships, a chaire d’excellence (senior) from the Agence Nationale de Recherche in France, editorships and international society roles worldwide. He participated in the evaluation of the Instituts Hospitaliers Universitaires programme of the French “Grand Emprunt” as jury chair.

His interest is in human brain structure and function relationships in health and disease. His scientific output of 335 papers and “Human Brain Function” are highly cited with an h-index is 137 and over 100 citations per output. He has won the Ipsen, Wilhelm Feldberg and Klaus Joachim Zulch prizes.

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I am prosecuting a programme in translational imaging neuroscience at the University of Lausanne where I have set up a Laboratoire de recherche en neuroimagerie (LREN) and a memory clinic, focusing on neurodegenerative diseases. I am also involved as an executive co-director of the EU FET candidate Human Brain Programme with colleagues at EPFL and internationally.
Teaching Summary
01-FEB-2009 Professor & head of department Clinical neurosciences CHUV, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
01-JAN-2009 Honorary Professor IoN Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience IoN, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2002 – 31-JAN-2009 Vice Provost   UCL, United Kingdom
01-AUG-1998 – 01-AUG-2002 Dean - Director IoN UCL, United Kingdom
01-SEP-1994 – 31-JAN-2009 Professor of Cognitive Neurology Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience IoN, UCL, United Kingdom
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