Neural plasticity: Queen and servant of Neurorehabilitation
Stephanie Clarke (Lausanne/CH)

Stephanie Clarke is physician, 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.

Involvement in scientific and medical organizations
President-Elect, President and Past President of the World Federation of Neurorehabilitation (2008-2012; 2012-2016; 2016-2020)
Director of the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne (2003-2015)
Déléguée à l’intégrité, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne (2019-)
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)
Overseas Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine (UK; 2017-)
Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology (2018-)
Publications: over 160 original papers in peer-reviewed international journals, proceedings, guidelines, and book chapters