Dr Catherine Mummery

Dr Catherine MummeryTel: 020 3448 3011
Fax: 020 3448 3633
Email: uclh.cognitivedisordersclinic@nhs.net

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Cognitive disorders clinic, Neurology and neurosurgery

Professional background

I am currently a consultant neurologist at NHNN specialising in focal cognitive disorders. I was appointed in 2004 having previously been a consultant at Kings College Hospital. I divide my time between Northwick Park Hospital, where I practise general neurology, and NHNN, where I am the clinical lead for the dementia service. My medical training was at UCH and I completed a PhD in cognitive neurology as an MRC Clinical Fellow at the Wellcome Dept of Cognitive Neurology. My research interest is in the functional network underlying semantic processing and alteration in patients using multimodal techniques including functional imaging.

Research interests

I am interested in dementia and other cognitive disorders. I run a weekly cognitive disorders clinic seeing patients with young onset and nonAD dementias in addition to AD. I am also very interested in epilepsy and how cognition changes in epilepsy. I run a busy general neurology practice in addition with outpatients at NWP and inpatients transferred to NHNN.


Mummery CJ, Patterson K, Hodges JR, Wise RJS. Generating ‘tiger’ as an animal name or a word beginning with T: differences in brain activation Proc R Soc Lond B (1996), 263, 989-995.

Mummery CJ, Patterson K, Hodges JR, and Price CJ.  Functional neuroanatomy of the semantic system: - divisible by what? J Cog Neurosci  (1998), 10, 6, 766-777.

Mummery CJ, Patterson K, Wise RJS, Price CJ, Hodges JR. Disrupted temporal lobe connections in semantic dementia. Brain (1999), 22, 1, 101-113.

Mummery CJ,  Shallice T,  Price CJ. Mechanisms of semantic priming - insights from functional imaging. Neuroimage  (1999) 5(9) 516-525.

Mummery CJ,  Scott SK,  Ashburner J,  and  Wise RJS. Functional neuroimaging of speech perception in normals and patients. J Acoustic Soc Am (1999), 106(1), 449-57.

Maguire EA and Mummery CJ. Differential modulation of a common memory retrieval network revealed by PET. Hippocampus (1999) 9, 54-61.

Price CJ, Mummery CJ, Moore CJ, Frackowiak RSJ, Friston KJ. Combining functional imaging and neuropsychology to delineate necessary and sufficient neural systems J Cog Neurosci. (1999) 11(4), 371-382.

Mummery CJ, Patterson K, Price CJ, Frackowiak RSJ, Hodges JR. A voxel-based morphometry study of semantic dementia: The relation of temporal lobe atrophy to cognitive deficit. Ann Neurol. (2000), 47(1), 36-45.

Maguire EA, Mummery CJ, Buchel C. Effective connectivity dissociates distinct memory pathways within the temporal lobe. Hippocampus (2000) 10(4):475-82

Wise RJ, Scott SK, Blank SC, Mummery CJ, Murphy K, Warburton EA. Separate neural subsystems within 'Wernicke's area'. Brain. (2001) Jan;124(Pt 1):83-95.

Uta Noppeney, Karalyn Patterson, Lorraine K. Tyler, Helen Moss, Emmanuel A. Stamatakis, Peter Bright, Cath Mummery and Cathy J. Price. Temporal lobe lesions and semantic impairment: a comparison of herpes simplex virus encephalitis and semantic dementia.   Brain 2007 130(4):1138-1147

Knight WD, Kennedy J, Mead S, Rossor MN, Beck J, Collinge J, Mummery C. A novel presenilin 1 deletion (p.L166del) associated with early onset familial Alzheimer's disease. Eur J Neurol. 2007 Jul;14(7):829-31.

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