MEMO is led by Professor Eleanor Maguire. She is currently Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London, where she is also the Deputy Director. She is the head of the Memory and Space research laboratory at the Centre.
In addition, she is an honorary neuropsychologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. Her team uses structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging in conjunction with the neuropsychological examination of patients in order to understand how memories are formed, represented and recollected by the human brain.
Overall management of MEMO resides with Dr Ian Clark, a post-doctoral research fellow in the Maguire Lab. Ian is currently conducting the data analysis of MEMO.
Ian was assisted in the running of MEMO by research assistants Anna Monk, Victoria Hotchin, Gloria Pizzamiglio and Alice Liefgreen.
The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London is a world leader in using brain imaging to investigate how the brain supports complex cognitive functions such as memory. MEMO is funded by a research grant to Professor Maguire from a medical charity called the Wellcome Trust.