Dr Sanjay Manohar

Clinician Scientist, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences; Consultant Neurologist; Junior Research Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall


Dr Manohar is a consultant neurologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a particular interest in the cognitive changes that occur in neurological disease. He has expertise in managing patients with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and neurological personality changes. He also has a special interest in the neuroscience of apathy, motivation, reward and disorders of the will


  • The biology of motivation - what controls our drives, and diseases that cause apathy
  • Cognitive neurology - disorders of the brain that affect thought processes
  • Neuroscience of volition - how the brain decides upon goal-directed actions