Professor John Hodges

Professor John Hodges, Honorary Professor, The University of Sydney.

John qualified in Medicine from London University with honours (1975) and undertook periods of psychiatric and neurological training in Southampton, Oxford and San Diego and obtained his MD in 1988. From 1997 to 2007 he was MRC Professor of Behavioural Neurology in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit Cambridge. In 2007 he moved to Sydney as Federation Fellow and Professor of Cognitive Neurology where he established FRONTIER, a research group dedicated to the study of Frontotemporal Dementia. In 2017 the FRONTIER group moved to the Brain Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. He has a longstanding interest in many aspects of cognition particularly in the context of neurodegenerative disorders. His current research focuses on aspects of frontotemporal dementia. He is the author of 600 journal articles, with over 35,000 citations, and five books.

Forefront Group:

  • Dominantly Inherited Non-Alzheimer Dementias (DINAD) Research Group Leader
  • BMC FRONTIER Frontotemporal Dementias Research Group Leader


  • Neuropsychology
  • Behavioural Neurology
  • Dementia

Neurodegeneration of interest:

FTD, semantic dementia, AD

Specific Skills:

  • Neurologist
  • Neuroimaging