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Dr Anna Emmanouel

Lecturer

Academic Position

 Lecturer

Academic Qualifications

BSc in Psychology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.
MSc in Cognitive Psychology with specialization in neuropsychology, Aristotle University.
PhD. in Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology, Social Sciences, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Office Strategakis Building, 6th floor
Office Hours

Tuesdays: 12 p.m.-14.00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. - 13.00 p.m.

You may also contact electronically.

Telephone 2310 224421, 224521
Email aemmanouel@citycollege.sheffield.eu


Dr Anna Emmanouel has received specialized knowledge, extensive research and clinical training in the fields of cognitive and clinical neuropsychology. Specifically, she has been trained in the administration, selection and interpretation of a wide variety of neuropsychological tests and batteries, commonly used in research and clinical practice for the assessment and management of cognitive and behavioural problems in several clinical populations with damage to the Central Nervous System (traumatic brain injury, dementia, brain tumours, stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, aphasic and sleep disorders). She has been adequately specialized in: (a) conducting  clinical neuropsychological examinations aiming at the early diagnosis and differential diagnosis of diseases with common symptomatology, (b) providing baseline and follow-up data with regard to the progress of a disease and/or the effectiveness of any surgical, medical and/or cognitive treatment applied (based on the pre- and post-treatment neuropsychological outcome) as well as in (c) planning and implementation of individualized and group rehabilitation programs mainly relied on compensatory rehabilitation approaches alongside with the provision of teaching, counselling and psychosocial support to elderly people, brain-injured patients as well as their therapists and proxies for the management of patients’ functional impairments in daily living and their psychosocial and community reintegration. Besides these, Dr Emmanouel has been trained in setting up exploratory lesion studies aiming at the investigation of psychometric issues in neuropsychological tests by using mainly quantitative statistical analyses. Additionally, she has a seven-year clinical work experience as a freelancer clinical neuropsychologist.
She conducted her PhD. (by publications) in the field of neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology at the Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her research work during her PhD. studies at the University of Radboud has been mainly focused on the accurate assessment and treatment of everyday deficits in executive functions strongly related to anterior brain pathology. She has specifically explored the relation between prominent anterior brain pathology and specific executive difficulties in everyday activities with further clinical implications in the assessment and rehabilitation of patients with primary frontal lobe damage, such as patients with traumatic brain injury. Furthermore, she has designed and investigated (using randomized control trials) the efficacy of a new combined therapeutic intervention incorporating working memory (updating) training in Goal Management Training with the aim to improve serial order and goal-directed behaviour in brain-injured patients exhibiting disorganized and impulsive behaviour when in multistep activities of daily living. Her PhD. papers have been published or have been accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals.
She received scholarships during her BSc and MSc studies, she has been a coordinator of research groups and she is currently part of the research group 'Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology' of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at Radboud University.  
She has also developed collaborations with Greek private and public health care sectors in Thessaloniki and presented her work in national and international conferences as well as in papers published (and under revision) in peer reviewed international journals.

Teaching

Neuropsychological Disorders of Perception and Attention (MSc and MA in Neuropsychology)

Neuropsychological Assessment and Cognitive Rehabilitation (MSc and Ma in Neuropsychology)

Foundation Course (MA in Clinical Neuropsychology)

Responsible for the Practicum Supervision in Neuropsychology (MA in Clinical Neuropsychology)

Research Interests

Assessment and treatment of attention, working memory and executive dysfunction (deficits in action planning, sequencing, self-control and monitoring, goal setting, goal-attainment and goal-directed behaviour) in patients with acquired brain damage, relation between everyday functionality and brain pathology, investigation of the validity of ecologically valid and more ‘open-ended’ neuropsychological tests, assessment and treatment of executive difficulties in daily activities, Goal Management Training, errorless learning, working memory training.

Publications

Papers

Emmanouel, A., Kontrafouri, E., Psarras, N., Kessels, R.P.C., and Fasotti, L. (2018). Incorporation of a Working Memory Strategy in Goal Management Training to facilitate serial-order behaviour in brain-injured patients. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, DOI: 10.1080/09602011.2018.1517369

To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2018.1517369 (free online)  

Emmanouel, A., Boelen, D., Mouza, E., Allain, P., Kessels, R. P. C., and Fasotti, L. (2016).  Script generation and executive dysfunction in patients with anterior and posterior brain lesions. Brain Impairment,17(3) 193-208. Awarded as the best research article published in Brain Impairment in 2016 with the Douglas and Tate prize on the 3rd of June 2017. 

Emmanouel, A., Mouza, E., Kessels, R. P. C., and Fasotti, L (2014).Validity of the Dysexecutive Questionnaire (DEX). Ratings by patients with brain injury and their therapists. Brain Injury, 28(12), 1581-1589.

Emmanouel, A., Kessels, R. P. C., Mouza, E., and Fasotti, L. (2014). Sensitivity, specificity and predictive value of the BADS to anterior executive dysfunction. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 24 (1), 1-25.

Emmanouel, A., Tsapkini, K., & Rudolph, J. (2006). Deep Dyslexia in Greek: A Case Study.  Hellenic Journal of Psychology, 3 (3), 258 – 290.

Emmanouel, A., Tsapkini, K., and Rudolph, J. (2006). Deep Dyslexia in Greek: A Case Study. Brain and Language, 95, 233-234.

Presentations in national and international conferences:

"Managing the memory deficiences of a patient at the early stages of Neurocognitive Disorder (NCD) due to Alzheimer's disease: An Integrated Memory Intervention Approach, E. Karavaiou, A.Emmanouel, E. Margioti, A. Vivas, P. Sakka", in Proc. of the 2018 1st Panhellenic Conference on Neuropsychology, Athens, Greece, 27-29 April, 2018 

 “Incorporation of a Working Memory  Strategy in Goal Management Training to facilitate serial-order behaviour of brain-injured patients, A. Emmanouel, R. Kessels and L. Fasotti”, in Proc. of the 2017 Colloque International Lesions Cerebrales Acquises dans l’enfrance et l’adolescence: un accompagnement coordonne pour un meilleur parcours de vie, Paris, France, 4th and 5th December, 2017 

“Sensitive indicators of executive dysfunction in script generation, A. Emmanouel, D.H.E. Boelen, R.C.P. Kessels, & L. Fasotti”, in Proc. of the 2016 4th Conference of the Hellenic Psychological Society – Cognitive Psychology Branch, Athens, Greece, 14-16 April, 2016.

“Sensitivity and predictive value of the Everyday Description Task, an ‘open’ script generation task, to anterior executive dysfunction, A. Emmanouel, R.C.P. Kessels, D.H.E. Boelen, & L. Fasotti”, in Proc. of the 2014 Mid-Year Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Jerusalem, Israel, 9-11 July 2014.

“The Effects of Lesion Location on Daily Dysexecutive Symptoms of Brain Injured Patients using the DEX Questionnaire. The Associations of the DEX with the BADS and two other Open – Ended Real-Life Executive Measures, the EDT and the TQT, A. Emmanouel, E. Mouza, R.C.P. Kessels, & L. Fasotti” in Proc. of the 2013 Mid-Year Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 10-13 July, 2013.

"The role of pre-surgery neuropsychological assessment in planning surgical treatment of medial temporal lobe epilepsy and in predicting post-surgery neuropsychological outcome on memory functions, A. Emmanouel, in Proc. Of the 6th Educational Seminar on Epilepsies,  Athens, Greece, pp. 21-22, April 2009.

“Impairment of verbal learning and verbal memory after resection of the left parahippocampal gyrus without hippocampus pathology: A Case study of a patient with left temporal lobe epilepsy, A. Emmanouel, K. Garganis & V. Zountsas, in Proc. of the 4th Greek National Conference on Epilepsy, Alexandroupolis, Greece, pp. 24, November 2008.

“The Greek Word List Learning Test: Normative Data, A. Emmanuel & M.H. Kosmidis”, in Proc. of the 9th European Conference on Psychological Assessment and 2nd International Conference of the Psychological Society of Northern Greece; European Association of Psychological Assessment and Psychological Society of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 32 & 150, May 2007.  

“Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination-Short Form: Greek Normative Data , K. Tsapkini, A. Emmanuel, K. Passalidou, & G. Nassiopoulou”, in Proc. of the 9th European Conference on Psychological Assessment and 2nd International Conference of the Psychological Society of Northern Greece, European Association of Psychological Assessment and Psychological Society of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 34 & 159, May 2007.

“Assessing Working Memory Capacity among Greek Adults: Normative Data and Differentiating Profiles, E. Masoura, M. H. Kosmidis, A. Emmanouel, P. Metallidou, & A. Efklides”, in Proc. of the 9th European Conference on Psychological Assessment and 2nd International Conference of the Psychological Society of Northern Greece, European Association of Psychological Assessment and Psychological Society of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 38 & 159, May 2007.

“Knowledge of the basic Neuropsychological Tests in the investigation of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, A. Emmanouel”, in Proc. of the 4th Annual Educational Seminar for Epilepsies, Athens, Greece, pp. 19, March 2007.

“Morphological Deficits in Deep Dyslexia in Greek: A Case Study, A. Emmanouel, K. Tsapkini, & J. Rudolph”, in Proc. of the 10th Greek National Conference on  Psychological Research (with International Participation), Hellenic Psychological Society and Department of Psychology of the University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece, pp. 125,   Dec. 2005.

“Deep Dyslexia in Greek: A Case Study, A. Emmanouel, K. Tsapkini & J. Rudolph”, in Proc. of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, pp. 9, Oct. 2005.

“Disorders of the Mental Lexicon, A. Emmanouel, K. Tsapkini & J. Rudolph”, in Proc. of the Greek National Conference on Cognitive Psychology, Hellenic Psychological Society (Cognitive Psychology Section) and School of Education of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, pp. 499, Nov. 2004.

“Frontotemporal Dementia: Pharmacological and Neuropsychological Approaches, X. S. Fitsioris, A. Emmanouel, O. Dimos & R. Pita”, in Proc. of the 8th Greek National Conference on Gerontology and Geriatrics, Greek Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Athens, Greece, Jan. 2004.

“Linguistic and Meta-linguistic Abilities of patients with Multiple Sclerosis, A. Emmanouel, R. Pita, G. Kioseoglou & A. Orologas”, in Proc. of the 6th Greek National Conference of the Hellenic Society for Multiple Sclerosis (with International Participation), Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 251 – 253, Sep. 2002.

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