Masud is Professor of Neurology & Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Oxford. He leads the Neurological Conditions theme of the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and is Editor-in-Chief of Brain. Together with Cornelia van Duijn, he leads Dementia Research Oxford.
In 2013, he was awarded a Principal Fellowship by The Wellcome Trust and moved to Oxford where he is a Professorial Fellow at New College. Previously he was Professor of Clinical Neurology at UCL & The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, London and Deputy Director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.
Masud read Physiological Sciences / Medicine (1981-84) at Oxford before completing his PhD here in 1987. He held a Harkness Fellowship and was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT, prior to returning to Oxford to finish his clinical degree. After Neurology training in London, he held a joint appointment as Consultant Neurologist and Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow (2000-12), first at Imperial College, then at UCL.
- Graham Bull Prize in Clinical Science, Royal College of Physicians London
- Elizabeth Warrington Prize, British Neuropsychological Society.
- Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences
- Fellow of American Academy of Neurology
- Fellow of European Academy of Neurology
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Professor of Neurology & Cognitive Neuroscience
- Wellcome Trust Principal Fellow
- Professorial Fellow, New College
- Lead, Neurological Conditions, Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
- Co-lead, Dementia Research Oxford
- Editor-in-Chief, Brain
Memory and motivation in health and dementia
My research focuses on
- Memory in healthy individuals and patients with memory disorders
- Motivation and apathy in healthy people and patient groups
We're funded by The Wellcome Trust and the NIHR BRC at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Our research on fundamental mechanisms underlying attention, working memory and motivated decision-making in healthy people is conducted in our research centres at the Dept of Experimental Psychology and the West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital.