Lambros Messinis, MA., PhD is a Psychologist specializing in Behavioural Medicine, Neuropsychology and Cognitive Rehabilitation in the departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, at the University Hospital of Patras in Greece, employed in the Greek National Health System since 2003. He received his first PhD in 1997 from the Rand Afrikaans University (renamed University of Johannesburg), South Africa. In 2017 he is completing a second PhD in Medicine in the department of Neurology, University of Patras Medical School, specializing in Cognitive Neurorehabilitation and functional nuclear imaging in Multiple Sclerosis. Since 1995 he has been employed in various clinical and research settings (Behavioral Medicine Clinic of the Rand Afrikaans University in South Africa, University Hospital of Larissa, University Hospital of Patras in Greece, in the departments of Neurology and Psychiatry. He has also taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses at various Universities (University of Crete – PD 407 at the rank of assistant professor, Higher Educational Institute of Patras, department of Speech and Language therapy, as Scientific associate at the rank of assistant professor, Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Patras Medical School, taught courses in these departments mainly on Neuropsychological assessment, Behavioural neurology, Cognitive Rehabilitation.He has published normative data for various neuropsychological tests in Greece and has over 75 peer reviewed referred journal articles in high – ranking medical and neuroscience /neuropsychological journals (International and Greek Journals). He has also published 12 original clinical manuals, books and book chapters (in Greek) and has edited the Greek translation of 10 scientific books on psychopathology, neuropsychology and cognitive neurorehabilitation. In 2009 he launched the Memory - Neuropsychology Unit, in the Department of Neurology, University of Patras Medical School. He serves as a peer-reviewer on a number of prestigious international neuropsychology and medical journals, including Neurology, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Human Psychopharmacology, International Review of Psychiatry, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Neuroepidemiology and others. He has also organized a number of educational and academic activities on a national and international level, including conferences, seminars, and workshops, related to neuropsychological assessment and cognitive rehabilitation. His research has been recognized through conference presentation awards.
His research interests focus mainly on the impact of various central nervous system disorders (Multiple Sclerosis, TBI, PD, Schizophrenia) on neuropsychological and neurobehavioral outcomes in adults and the pathophysiological dysfunctional cognitive mechanisms and their implications for optimal cognitive rehabilitation interventions.