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Dr Greg Elder

Senior Lecturer

Department: Psychology

I am a Chartered Psychologist and I joined Northumbria University in March 2018 following post-doctoral work at Newcastle University and short time as a lecturer at Teesside University.

I have expertise in sleep and dementia and predominantly focus on Lewy body dementia. I am interested in the aetiology and treatment of sleep disturbances in dementia, and how sleep disturbances relate to cognition and other psychological symptoms.

I am also interested in the therapeutic use of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, including transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation, in Lewy body dementia, and more generally. I have been worked on clinical trials in the UK and India which have used tDCS as a treatment for attentional problems and visual hallucinations. I am also involved with other work examining the neural basis of visual hallucinations in individuals with Charles Bonnet Syndrome.

Greg Elder

Campus Address

Room 119 Northumberland Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Experienced demand does not affect subsequent sleep and the cortisol awakening response, Elder, G., Wetherell, M., Barclay, N., Ellis, J., Pollet, T. 30 Jul 2020, In: Nature and Science of Sleep
  • Testing an early online intervention for the treatment of disturbed sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic (Sleep COVID-19): structured summary of a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Elder, G., Alfonso-Miller, P., Atkinson, W., Santhi, N., Ellis, J. Dec 2020, In: Trials
  • Consecutive sessions of transcranial direct current stimulation do not remediate visual hallucinations in Lewy body dementia, Elder, G., Colloby, S., Firbank, M., McKeith, I., Taylor, J. Dec 2019, In: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
  • Anticipated next-day demand affects the magnitude of the cortisol awakening response, but not subjective or objective sleep, Elder, G., Barclay, N., Wetherell, M., Ellis, J. Feb 2018, In: Journal of Sleep Research
  • Exploration of potential objective and subjective daily indicators of sleep health in normal sleepers, Allen, S., Elder, G., Longstaff, L., Gotts, Z., Sharman, R., Akram, U., Ellis, J. 27 Sep 2018, In: Nature and Science of Sleep
  • The utility and application of electrophysiological methods in the study of visual hallucinations, da Silva Morgan, K., Elder, G., Ffytche, D., Collerton, D., Taylor, J. Nov 2018, In: Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Structural grey matter changes in the substantia innominata in Alzheimer's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, Colloby, S., Elder, G., Rabee, R., O'Brien, J., Taylor, J. Jun 2017, In: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • The influence of hippocampal atrophy on the cognitive phenotype of dementia with Lewy bodies, Elder, G., Mactier, K., Colloby, S., Watson, R., Blamire, A., O'Brien, J., Taylor, J. Nov 2017, In: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation in Parkinson's disease dementia, Elder, G., Ashcroft, J., da Silva Morgan, K., Umme Kulsum, M., Banerjee, R., Chatterjee, P., Firbank, M., McKeith, I., Kumar, H., Taylor, J. Nov 2017, In: Brain Stimulation
  • Assessing the daily stability of the cortisol awakening response in a controlled environment, Elder, G., Ellis, J., Barclay, N., Wetherell, M. 28 Jan 2016, In: BMC psychology

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