Título Ponencia Magistral – Neuropsychological assessment using immersive virtual reality: The Virtual Reality Everyday Assessment Lab (VR-EAL).
Sarah MacPherson is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Psychology in the Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK. She completed her PhD in cognitive neuropsychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK, and postdoctoral training at the Department of Psychology, University of Aberdeen and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK. She is a past Board member and Treasurer of the British Neuropsychological Society and Board member of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS). She is currently the Chair of the Education Committee of the INS.
Her research focuses on the neuropsychological assessment of frontal lobe functions including executive functions, social cognition and memory and involves the study of patients with focal frontal lobe lesions and neurodegenerative conditions, as well as healthy older adults. She has developed the updated Cognitive Estimation Test (CET, MacPherson et al., 2014), the Edinburgh Social Cognition Test (ESCoT, Baksh et al., 2018) and the Virtual Reality Everyday Assessment Lab (VR-EAL; Kourtesis et al., 2020). She has authored over 80 papers and book chapters well as co-authoring, “The Handbook of Frontal Lobe Assessment” (2015) and co-editing the book, “Cases of Amnesia: Contributions to Understanding Memory and the Brain” (2019).