Mr Robert Arnold

Robert Arnold

University position

Research Assistant


Department of Psychiatry


Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


I work with patients symptomatic of dementia and control subjects in studies based on neuroimaging and cognitive tests. I deal with applications for ethics and other approvals, participant consent, appointments, and administration of neuropsychological tests.

The principal project on which I am currently working probes the relationship of neuroinflammation to cognition and neurodegenerative and related disorders.

My work also includes neuropsychological testing of patients for clinical purposes.

SPAMMERS PLEASE NOTE: I do NOT do chemistry of ANY kind.

Research Focus







Clinical conditions

Alzheimer's disease




Cognitive impairment


Depressive disorders

Language disorders

Parkinson's disease


Computerised tomography

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)


No collaborators listed

Associated News Items

    Key publications

    Adlam A-LR, Bozeat S, Arnold R, Watson P, Hodges JR (2006), “Semantic Knowledge in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Mild Alzheimer's Disease” Cortex 42(4):675-684

    Alladi S, Arnold R, Mitchell J, Nestor PJ, Hodges JR (2006), “Mild cognitive impairment: applicability of research criteria in a memory clinic and characterization of cognitive profile” Psychological Medicine 36(4):507-515 Details

    Mioshi E, Dawson K, Mitchell J, Arnold R, Hodges JR (2006), “The Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination Revised (ACE-R): a brief cognitive test battery for dementia screening” International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 21(11):1078-1085 Details



    Su L, Hayes L, Soteriades S, Williams G, Brain SAE, Firbank MJ, Longoni G, Arnold RJ, Rowe JB, O'Brien JT (2018), “Hippocampal Stratum Radiatum, Lacunosum, and Moleculare Sparing in Mild Cognitive Impairment” J Alzheimers Dis. 61(1):415-424


    Bevan-Jones WR, Cope TE, Jones PS, Passamonti L, Hong YT, Fryer TD, Arnold R, Allinson KSJ, Coles JP, Aigbirhio FI, Patterson K, O'Brien JT, Rowe JB. (2017), “[18F]AV-1451 binding in vivo mirrors the expected distribution of TDP-43 pathology in the semantic variant of primary progressive aphasia.” J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry.

    Bevan-Jones WR, Surendranathan A, Passamonti L, Vázquez Rodríguez P, Arnold R, Mak E, Su L, Coles JP, Fryer TD, Hong YT, Williams G, Aigbirhio F, Rowe JB, O’Brien JT. (2017), “Neuroimaging of Inflammation in Memory and Related Other Disorders (NIMROD) study protocol: a deep phenotyping cohort study of the role of brain inflammation in dementia, depression and other neurological illnesses” BMJ Open 7:e013187

    Passamonti L, Rodríguez PV, Hong YT, Kieren S. Allinson J,Williamson D, Borchert RJ, Sami S, Cope TE, W. Bevan-Jones R, Jones PS, Arnold R, Surendranathan A, Mak E, Su L, Fryer TD, Aigbirhio FI, O’Brien JT, Rowe JB (2017), “18F-AV-1451 positron emission tomography in Alzheimer’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy” Brain 140(3): 781–791


    Su L, Faluyi YO, Hong YT, Fryer TD, Mak E, Gabel S, Hayes L, Soteriades S, Williams GB, Arnold R, Passamonti L, Rodríguez PV, Surendranathan A, Bevan-Jones RW, Coles J, Aigbirhio F, Rowe JB, O'Brien JT. (2016), “Neuroinflammatory and morphological changes in late-life depression: the NIMROD study.” Br J Psychiatry 209 (6) 525-526


    Acosta-Cabronero J, Williams GB, Cardenas-Blanco A, Arnold RJ, Lupson V, Nestor PJ (2013), “In vivo quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) in Alzheimer's disease.” PLoS One 8(11):e81093 Details


    Sajjadi SA, Patterson K, Arnold RJ, Watson PC, Nestor PJ (2012), “Primary progressive aphasia: a tale of two syndromes and the rest.” Neurology 78(21):1670-7 Details


    Siervo M, Arnold R, Wells JC, Tagliabue A, Colantuoni A, Albanese E, Brayne C, Stephan BC (2011), “Intentional weight loss in overweight and obese individuals and cognitive function: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Obes Rev 12(11):968-83 Details


    Pengas G, Patterson K, Arnold RJ, Bird CM, Burgess N, Nestor PJ (2010), “Lost and found: bespoke memory testing for Alzheimer's disease and semantic dementia.” J Alzheimers Dis 21(4):1347-65 Details


    Kipps CM, Nestor PJ, Acosta-Cabronero J, Arnold R, Hodges JR (2009), “Understanding social dysfunction in the behavioural variant of frontotemporal dementia: the role of emotion and sarcasm processing.” Brain Details

    Mitchell J, Arnold R, Dawson K, Nestor PJ, Hodges JR (2009), “Outcome in subgroups of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is highly predictable using a simple algorithm.” J Neurol 256(9):1500-9 Details


    Ahmed S, Arnold R, Thompson SA, Graham KS, Hodges JR (2008), “Naming of objects, faces and buildings in mild cognitive impairment.” Cortex 44(6):746-52 Details

    Ahmed S, Mitchell J, Arnold R, Dawson K, Nestor PJ, Hodges JR (2008), “Memory complaints in mild cognitive impairment, worried well, and semantic dementia patients.” Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 22(3):227-35 Details

    Ahmed S, Mitchell J, Arnold R, Nestor PJ, Hodges JR (2008), “Predicting rapid clinical progression in amnestic mild cognitive impairment.” Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 25(2):170-7 Details


    Adlam AL, Bozeat S, Arnold R, Watson P, Hodges JR (2006), “Semantic knowledge in mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer's disease.” Cortex 42(5):675-84 Details