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Nottingham cements reputation as leader in cognition

Professor Roshan das Nair, a Professor of Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology at the Institute of Mental Health, has been awarded a £75,000 grant has been awarded the money by the MS Society to fund vital research in multiple sclerosis (MS).

The money will go towards developing a new NHS pathway that will help clinicians to identify and manage cognitive problems in people with MS. 100,000 people in the UK have the condition, which can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel.

 Up to 80% of people with MS experience cognitive problems, which include issues with memory and thinking, attention and multitasking. Professor das Nair’s work will enable clinicians to screen for cognitive changes like these, and better identify what type of support their patients need.

The funding represents another win for Nottingham’s medical and healthcare sector, which has been gaining a reputation as a hub for cognitive research over recent years. Professor das Nair’s work will add to a growing number of initiatives in the city that aim to improve services and support for people with MS experiencing cognitive changes.

More information about the MS Society and its research projects here.