Member of the Board

Dr. Pasquale Calabrese

Pasquale Calabrese studied clinical psychology, biology and medicine with a focus on neuroscience and mental health at the universities of Konstanz, Bochum and Oxford. From 1989 to 2008 he headed the department of behavioral neurology and neuropsychology at the University Clinic in Bochum/Germany. There he completed his habilitation at the Medical Faculty in experimental neurology and medical neuropsychology. From 2009 to 2012 he headed the Department of Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology at the Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland in Lugano.

Since 2013, he is professor of clinical neuroscience and head of the neuropsychology and behavioral neurology unit at the University of Basel where he serves as member of various boards and commissions.

Prof. Calabrese is involved in various national and international research projects in the field of cognition and mental health at the interface between psychiatry and neurology. He has co-developed several neuropsychometric tests that have become established clinical standards (e.g. DemTect, MUSIC, FSMC, Wechsler Memory Scale-R, etc.). He serves as expert in medical insurance assessments for over 30 years. He is also co-author of the Swiss recommendations for post-Covid-19 associated medical assessment and co-author of the related assessment tool (EPOCA).

He is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Society (SMSG), Member of the Board of Swiss Insurance Medicine (SIM), panel member of the European Association of Neurology (EAN), member of the Swiss Association of Neuropsychologists (SVNP), member of the Swiss Neurological Society (SNG) and the Swiss Society for Behavioral Neurology (SGVN). He is also member of the scientific advisory board of the Swiss national MS registry (SMSR).  He contributed as an expert to the German S3 dementia guidelines and serves as an advisory board member and reviewer for scientific book series and editorial board member of various national and international Journals. He has authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications.

In 2010, his working group received the “German Geriatric Brain Research Prize” for its contributions to dementia