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Stephanie Clarke CV

Stephanie CLARKE –¬†Curriculum vitae



Born 24th March 1954

Professor and Head of Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation 

CHUV ‚Äď University of Lausanne

Service de Neuropsychologie et de Neuroréhabiliation


1011 Lausanne

Phone: 021 314 13 09

Fax: 021 314 13 19

e-mail: Stephanie.Clarke@chuv.ch













Stephanie Clarke is Professor and Head of the Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation Clinic at the University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland. The Clinic provides neurorehabilitation to in- and outpatients in postacute and chronic stages of brain lesions, with particular emphasis to neuropsychological rehabilitation and speech therapy. With her group Stephanie Clarke carries out research projects that combine investigations of cognitive functions and of the functional organization of the human cerebral cortex, with particular interest in the organisation and plasticity of the human auditory cortex.



Medical studies, University of Lausanne

Academic degrees


Swiss Federal diploma of Medicine



Doctoral degree in medicine (Dr. med.)



Privat-docent, Faculty of Medicine, Lausanne



Boursier SCORE A, FNRS



“Professeur assistant”, Faculty of Medicine, Lausanne



Professor (Ordinarius) of Neuropsychology, Faculty of Medicine,





Chef de Service, Service de Neuropsychologie et de


Neuroréhabiliation, CHUV

Major responsibilities (only most recent listed; current functions in italics)

President of the World Federation of Neurorehabilitation (2012- )

Director of the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne (2003-)

President-Elect of the World Federation of Neurorehabilitation (2008-12) President of the Swiss Society for Neurorehabilitation (2002-08) President of the Swiss Society for Neuroscience (2007-08)

Member (2004-12), Vice-President (2008-09) and President (2009-12) of the Division Biology and Medicine of the Swiss National Science Foundation

Member of the Committee of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (2004-12)

Member of the Committee and of the Foundation Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation (2003-2004 ) Member of the Committee of the European Brain and Behaviour Society (2001- 2004)

Member of the taskforce “Cognitive rehabilitation” of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (2000-2006)


Number of publications: 89 original papers in peer-reviewed international journals; 15 proceedings, guidelines and reviews in peer-reviewed journals; 20 other reviews, book chapters and books.

Selected publications relevant to the organization of the auditory cortex and plasticity:

Spierer L, Murray MM, Tardif E, Clarke S (2008) The path to success in auditory spatial discrimination: Electrical neuroimaging responses within the supratemporal plane predict performance outcome. Neuroimage, 41:493-503 Spierer L, Bellmann-Thiran A. Maeder P, Murray MM, Clarke S (2009) Hemispheric competence for auditory spatial representation. Brain, 132:1953-66

Bindschaedler C, Peter-Favre C, Maeder P, Hirsbrunner T, Clarke S (2011) Growing up with bilateral hippocampal atrophy: From childhood to teenage Cortex 47:931-44

van der Zwaag W, Gentile G, Gruetter R, Spierer L, Clarke S (2011) Where sound position influences sound object representations: A 7-T fMRI study Neuroimage 54: 1803-11

Bourquin NM, Spierer L, Murray MM, Clarke S (2012) Neural plasticity associated with recently versus often heard objects. Neuroimage, 62:1800-6

Bourquin NM, Murray MM, Clarke S (2013). Location-independent and location-linked representations of sound objects. Neuroimage, in press