International ART Fellows
Dr Ernest Tyburski received his degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Poland. He works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Psychology at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, and as a Psychologist in the Clinic of Neurosurgery at Pomeranian Medical University in Poland. His research focuses on executive functions and working memory in the general population and in patients with psychiatric disorders (e.g. schizophrenia and depression) and patients with neurological disorders (e.g. multiple sclerosis). He is interested in the possibility to use a virtual reality in neuropsychological diagnosis and rehabilitation. He conducted research on the relationship between white matter integrity and executive functioning in schizophrenia.
Dr Lingani Mbakile-Mahlanza, DPsyc., MSc. is an Atlantic Senior Fellow for Equity in Brain Health. She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology from Monash University, Australia and a Master of Clinical Psychology from Bond University in Australia. Dr Mbakile-Mahlanza has an appointment at the University of Botswana as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the psychology department and as co-ordinator of the psychology clinic. She has a special interest in neurodegenerative conditions, traumatic brain injury, and training in neuropsychology. In addition to her teaching role at the University of Botswana and working clinically, she has been conducting research in the areas of dementia, traumatic brain injury and neuropsychological assessment in under resourced settings. Lingani argues that there are currently no supports and services for people with dementia and people with traumatic brain injury in Botswana, and that this contrasts with the pressing needs for these supports. She is committed to increasing awareness about brain health and supporting the development of neuropsychology in her region.
Thomas has completed his MSc. studies with excellence in clinical neuropsychology-cognitive neurosciences (clinical direction) at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School in collaboration with McGill University of Canada, Montreal Neurological Institute.
Moreover, he has completed, excelled and ranked first, his BSc. studies in Psychology at University of Crete, School of Social Sciences. He is working as a clinical neuropsychologist concentrating on patients’ cognitive assessment and rehabilitation. Moreover, he is a research associate at the neuropsychological laboratory of the first department of neurology, Eginition University Hospital – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, studying the neuropsychological profile of different clinical populations, including Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2 and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients while his scientific works are currently under review. He was a presenter at international and national conferences demonstrating his passion to study in-depth about the clinical and cognitive aspects of psychology and neuropsychology.
Thomas is also, a scientific associate (research and education committees) at the Hellenic Neuropsychological Society. Furthermore, he is a lecturer, also module leader, in cognitive neuropsychology at Metropolitan College, Department of Psychology in collaboration with University of East London, Department of Psychology, teaching in both English and Greek programs. Lastly, he is a supervisor of MSc. Clinical and Community Psychology students’ dissertations.
LinkedIn: Thomas G. Theodosiou
Claudia is a PhD, a neuropsychologist and a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist working at Scientific Institute IRCCS E. Medea, a rehabilitation center located in Northern Italy, not far from Milan. Her research focuses on cognitive and behavioral functioning of children with congenital or acquired brain damage and on innovative assessment methods and rehabilitation interventions, also allowed by the use of technologies. For her research practice, she uses the Jansari assessment of Executive Functions (JEF©). Recent rehabilitation interventions conducted by Dr. Corti are based on online methods to make participation accessible to anyone, anywhere, at anytime.