Professor Olivier Piguet

Professor Olivier Piguet, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, The University of Sydney.

Olivier is the director of FRONTIER, the frontotemporal dementia clinical research group based at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney. He is a registered clinical neuropsychologist with over 15 years experience in the field of human cognition and younger-onset dementia syndromes. He has a background in psychology, cognitive and clinical neurosciences, complemented by board approved clinical training in neuropsychology. He leads a research group of ~25 staff/students investigating early manifestations and progression of younger-onset dementia syndromes. Olivier’s work uses convergent methodologies, which include behavioural, clinical, cognitive, neuroimaging, physiological, genetics and neuropathological investigations. He has published > 270 peer-reviewed articles, the majority in top tier scientific journals, as well as 12 book chapters. The focus of his work is to improve early diagnosis and prognosis of these variable syndromes with multiple pathologies. In the absence of disease-modifying therapies, his work also focuses on non-pharmacological interventions (behavioural, cognitive) and development of support to carers, families, and organisations.

Forefront Group:

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

Neurodegeneration of interest:

Ageing, Dementia, Sleep


  • Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • Cognitive Neuroscientist
  • Neuroimaging Analyst

Affiliate Organisations

University of Sydney, Brain and Mind Centre

Specific Skills:

  • Cognitive Training
  • Clinical Phenotyping
  • Wearable Devices
  • Polysomnography
  • Neuroimaging (MRI and PET)
  • Biofluids
  • Health Services