Dr Sharon Savage
Lecturer in Ageing & Dementia


Sharon is an Australian registered Clinical Neuropsychologist and researcher working within the REACH (Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health) team and the Cognitive and Behavioural Neurology department of the Medical School.

Her main research interests include cognitive rehabilitation, as well as the study of memory and language impairments, particularly in patients with early onset dementia or a rare form of epilepsy known as Transient Epileptic Amnesia (TEA).

Broad research specialisms:

As a neuropsychologist, Sharon's research is focused on the cognitive consequences of different forms of brain impairment.

Her specific specialisms include:

  • Diagnosis and cognitive interventions in Semantic Dementia
  • Diagnosis of Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Cognitive profile of Transient Epileptic Amnesia
  • Emotion processing in Motor Neurone Disease
  • Methodological quality in rehabilitation studies


  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Master of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • PhD (Neuropsychology)


2016-         Lecturer in Ageing & Dementia, University of Exeter
2015-2016: Research Fellow, University of Exeter, Medical School
2014-2015: Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter, Medical School
2007-2014: Research Neuropsychologist, FRONTIER team, Neuroscience Research Australia.

Contact details

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Tel+44 (0) 1392 724780
AddressWashington Singer Laboratories
University of Exeter
Perry Road
Prince of Wales Road
Office hours

During Term 1, office hours are:

  • Mondays 11.30am - 12.30pm
  • Mondays 3.30 - 4.30pm

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