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Associate Professor Armin Mohamed

MBBS USyd, FRACP , BSc Monash.

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Phone : +61 2 95153928
email : arminm@icn.usyd.edu.au

External Address

Department of PET and Nuclear Medicine
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
The University of Sydney

External Memberships

  • Member, Australian Association of Neurologists

Recent Grants Awarded

  • DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS) (2013 - 2014) ATVRE - Assistive Technologies for Virtual Rehabilitation Engineering Feng, D., Dehghani, F., Dunstan, C., Jin, C., Kim, J., Li, Q., McEwan, A., Ruys, A., Brooker, G., Buckley, T., Cai, T., Davis, G., Fornusek, C., Fulham, M., Khadra, M., Mohamed, A., Murray, G., Peck, C., Vucetic, B., & Weiss, A. ($200,000)

Selected Publications

Periodicals

  • Berriman, J., Stevenson, R.J., Thayer, Z.C., Thompson, E., Mohamed, A., Watson, J.D.G., & Miller, L.A. (2016). Testing the importance of the medial temporal lobes in human interoception: Does it matter if there is a memory component to the task? Neuropsychologia, 91, 371-379. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.09.005
  • Lechowicz, M., Miller, L., Irish, M., Addis, D.R., Mohamed, A., & Lah, S. (2016). Imagining future events in patients with unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 55(2), 187-205. doi:10.1111/bjc.12107
  • Miller, L.A., Ricci, M., van Schalkwijk, F.J., Mohamed, A., & van der Werf, Y.D. (2016). Determining the relationship between sleep architecture, seizure variables and memory in patients with focal epilepsy. Behavioural Neuroscience, 130(3), 316-324. doi:10.1037/bne0000127
  • Gandy, M., Sharpe, L., Nicholson Perry, K., Miller, L., Thayer, Z., Boserio, J., & Mohamed, A. (2015). Anxiety in epilepsy: A neglected disorder. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 78(2), 149-155. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2014.12.002
  • Miller, L.A., Flanagan, E., Mothakunnel, A., Mohamed, A., & Thayer, Z. (2015). Old dogs with new tricks: Detecting accelerated long-term forgetting by extending traditional measures. Epilepsy & Behavior, 45, 205-211. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.01.024
  • Ricci, M., Mohamed, A., Savage, G., & Miller, L.A. (2015). Disruption of learning and long-term retention of prose passages in patients with focal epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 51, 104-111. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.06.016
  • Ricci, M., Mohamed, A., Savage, G., Boserio, J., & Miller, L.A. (2015). The impact of epileptiform abnormalities and hippocampal lesions on retention of recent autobiographical experiences: Adding insult to injury? Neuropsychologia, 66, 259-266. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.11.027
  • Thayer, Z., Wong, C., Mohamed, A., & Miller, L. (2015). Improving memory in patients with epilepsy: Considering the impact of anti-epileptic drugs, low mood and/or surgery on memory training program outcomes. International Journal of Neurorehabilitation, 1(4), 139. doi:10.4172/2376-0281.1000139
  • Abimbola, S., Martiniuk, A.L., Hackett, M., Glozier, N., Mohamed, A., & Anderson, C.S. (2014). arly predictors of remission in newly diagnosed epilepsy: A systematic approach to reviewing prognostic factor studies. Neurological Research, 36, 1-12. doi:10.1179/1743132813Y.0000000257
  • Gandy, M., Sharpe, L., Nicholson-Perry, K., Thayer, Z., Miller, L., Boserio, J., & Mohamed, A. (2014). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to improve mood in people with epilepsy: A randomised controlled trial. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 43(2), 153-166. doi:10.1080/16506073.2014.892530
  • Knopman, A.A., Wong , C.H., Stevenson, R.J., Homewood, J., Mohamed, A., Somerville, E., Eberl, S., Wen, L., Fulham, M., & Bleasel, A.F. (2014). The cognitive profile of occipital lobe epilepsy and the selective association of left temporal lobe hypometabolism with verbal memory impairment. Epilepsia, 55(8), e80–e84. doi://10.1111/epi.12623
  • Lah, S., Mohamed, A., Thayer, Z., & Miller, L. (2014). Accelerated long-term forgetting of verbal information in unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy: Is it related to structural hippocampal abnormalities and/or incomplete learning? Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 36(2), 158-169. doi:10.1080/13803395.2013.874405
  • Wong , C.H., Mohamed, A., Wen, L., Eberl, S., Somerville, E., Fulham, M., & Bleasel, A.F. (2014). Metabolic changes in occipital lobe epilepsy with automatisms. Frontiers in Neurology, 5, 135. doi:10.3389/fneur.2014.00135
  • Fitzgerald, Z., Mohamed, A., Ricci, M., Thayer, Z., & Miller, L. (2013). Accelerated long-term forgetting: A newly identified memory impairment in epilepsy. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 20(11), 1486-1491. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2013.04.037
  • Gandy, M., Sharpe, L., Nicholson-Perry, K., Miller, L., Thayer, Z., Boserio, J., & Mohamed, A. (2013). Rates of DSM-IV mood, anxiety disorders and suicidality in Australian adult epilepsy outpatients: A comparison of well-controlled versus refractory epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 26, 29-35. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.10.023
  • Gandy, M., Sharpe, L., Nicholson-Perry, K., Miller, L., Thayer, Z., Boserio, J., & Mohamed, A. (2013). The psychosocial correlates of depressive disorders and suicide risk in people with epilepsy. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 74(3), 227-232. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2012.11.001
  • Khamis, H., Mohamed, A., & Simpson, S. (2013). Frequency–moment signatures: A method for automated seizure detection from scalp EEG. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124, 2317-2327.
  • Seneviratne, U., Mohamed, A., Cook, M., & D'Souza, W. (2013). The utility of ambulatory electroencephalography in routine clinical practice: A critical review. Epilepsy Research, 105, 1-12.
  • Stefani, M., Arima, H., & Mohamed, A. (2013). Withdrawal of anti-epileptic medications during video EEG monitoring does not alter ECG parameters or HRV. Epilepsy Research, 106, 222-229.
  • Faulkner, H.J., Arima, H., & Mohamed, A. (2012). The utility of prolonged outpatient ambulatory EEG. Seizure, 21, 491-495.
  • Faulkner, H.J., Arima, H., & Mohamed, A. (2012). Latency to first interictal epileptiform discharge in epilepsy with outpatient ambulatory EEG. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123, 1732-1735.
  • Gandy, M., Sharpe, L., Nicholson-Perry, K, Miller, L., Thayer, Z., Boserio, J., & Mohamed, A. (2012). Assessing the efficacy of 2 screening measures for depression in people with epilepsy. Neurology, 79, 371-375. doi:10.1212/WNL.0b013e318260cbfc
  • Gargiulo, G., Cohen, G., McEwan, A.L., Oh, T.I., Mohamed, A., Tapson, J., Nguyen, D.T., van Schaik, A., & Wabnitz, A. (2012). Active electrode design suitable for simultaneous EIT and EEG. Electronics Letters, 48, 1583-1584.
  • Gargiulo, G.D., Mohamed, A., McEwan, A.L., Bifulco, P., Cesarelli, M., Jin, C.T., Ruffo, M., Tapson, J., &van Schaik, A. (2012). Investigating the role of combined acoustic-visual feedback in one-dimensional synchronous brain computer interfaces, a preliminary study. Medical Devices, 5, 81.
  • Hardy, T.A., Barnett, M.H., Mohamed, A., Garsia, R.J., & Davies, L. (2012). Severe Bickerstaff's encephalitis treated with Rituximab: Serum and CSF GQ1b antibodies. Journal of Neuroimmunology , 251, 107-109.
  • Khamis, H., Mohamed, A., Simpson, S., & McEwan, A. (2012). Detection of temporal lobe seizures and identification of lateralisation from audified EEG. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123, 1714-1720.
  • Mohamed, A., Shaban, K.B., & Mohamed, A. (2012). Evidence-based combination of weighted classifiers approach for epileptic seizure detection using EEG signals. International Journal of Knowledge Discovery in Bioinformatics, 3, 27-44.
  • Sharpe, L., Perry, K.N., Miller, L.A., & Mohamed, A. (2012). Assessing the effectiveness of two screening measures for depression in people with epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 24, 186.
  • Verschuer, J.D., Towson, J., Eberl, S., Katsifis, A., Henderson, D., Lam, P., Wen, L., Loc'h, C., Mattner, F., Thomson, S., Mohamed, A., & Fulham, M.J. (2012). Radiation dosimetry of the translocator protein ligands [18F]PBR111 and [18F]PBR102. Nuclear Medicine and Biology, 39(5), 742-753.
  • Wong , C.H., Bleasel, A., Wen, L., Eberl, S., Byth, K., Fulham, M., Somerville, E., & Mohamed, A. (2012). Relationship between preoperative hypometabolism and surgical outcome in neocortical epilepsy surgery. Epilepsia, 53(5), 1333-1340.
  • Mohamed, A. (2011). Investigating a seizure: is it epilepsy? Medicine Today, 12(3), 20-25.
  • Ying, Z., Babb, T.L., Hilbig, A., Wyllie, E., Mohamed, A., Bingaman, W., Prayson, R., Staugaitis, S., Najm, I., & Lüders, H.O. (2011). Hippocampal chemical anatomy in pediatric and adolescent patients with hippocampal or extrahippocampal epilepsy. Developmental Neuroscience, 21, 236-247.
  • Hornberger, M., Mohamed, A., Miller, L., Watson, J., Thayer, Z., & Hodges, J.R. (2010). Focal retrograde amnesia: extending the syndrome of transient epileptic amnesia. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 17, 1319-1321.
  • Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., Mohamed, A., Bleasel, A., & Miller, L. (2010). The effect of unilateral amygdala removals on detecting fear from briefly presented backward-masked faces. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 32(2), 123-131. doi:10.1080/13803390902821724
  • Hepner, I.J., Mohamed, A., Fulham, M.J., & Miller, L.A. (2007). Topographical, autobiographical and semantic memory in a patient with bilateral mesial temporal and retrosplenial infarction. Neurocase, 13, 97-114.

Published Abstracts

  • Fitzgerald, Z., Thayer, Z., Mohamed, A., Batchelor, J., & Miller, L. (2015). Autobiographical memory disturbance and accelerated long-term forgetting in frontal lobe epilepsy: A single case study [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21(Suppl. 2), 24.
  • Lechowicz, M., Miller, L., Irish, M., Addis, D.R., Mohamed, A., & Lah, S. (2015). Selective impairments in recall of past and generation of future autobiographical events in patients with unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21(Suppl. 2), 24.
  • Miller, L., Radford, K., Mohamed, A., & Thayer, Z. (2015). Memory rehabilitation in epilepsy: Improving post-surgical outcomes [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21(Suppl. 2), 66.
  • Fitzgerald, Z., Thayer, Z., Mohamed, A., & Miller, L.A. (2013). Examining factors related to accelerated long-term forgetting in epilepsy using ambulatory EEG monitoring [Abstract]. Epilepsia, 54(5), 819-827. doi:10.1111/epi.12090
  • Ricci, M., Mohamed, A., Boserio, J., Savage, G., & Miller, L. (2013). Seizures (but not interictal discharges) within 24 hours cause accelerated long-term forgetting (ALF) of autobiographical experiences in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) [Abstract]. Epilepsia, 54(Suppl. 3), 223. doi:10.1111/epi.12229
  • Ricci, M., Mohamed, A., Savage, G., & Miller, L. (2013). Accelerated long-term forgetting (ALF) for new autobiographical experiences occurs in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) but does not explain retrograde autobiographical memory impairments [Abstract]. Epilepsia, 54(Suppl. 3), 222. doi:10.1111/epi.12229
  • Boserio, J., Bradbury, R., Thayer, Z., Fitzgerald, Z., & Mohamed, A. (2012). Sleep in partial epilepsy (PE) as compared to idiopathic generalised epilepsy (IGE) [Abstract]. Epilepsia, 53(Suppl. 5), 128.
  • Fitzgerald, Z., Thayer, Z., Boserio, J., Mohamed, A., & Miller, L. (2012). The pathophysiology of accelerated long-term forgetting in epilepsy: Using ambulatory EEG monitoring to examine the role of epileptiform activity and sleep [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(Suppl. 2), 65.
  • Lah, S., Mohamed, A., Thayer, Z., Miller, L., & Diamond, K. (2012). Accelerated long-term forgetting of verbal information in patients with temporal and extratemporal partial epilepsy [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(Suppl. 2), 64-65.
  • Mohamed, A., Boserio, J., Bradbury, R., & O'Connell, A. (2011). How far do patients travel for prolonged ambulatory electroencephalography and does it help? [Abstract]. Epilepsia, 52(Suppl. 6), 37-38.
  • Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., Mohamed, A., & Miller, L. (2007). The impact of amygdala lesions on the detection of fearful facial expressions [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 59(Suppl. 1), 52.
  • Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., Mohamed, A., Bleasel, A., & Miller, L. (2007). The impact of amygdala lesions on the detection of fearful facial expressions [Abstract]. Perception, 36(Suppl. 1), 151.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Thayer, Z., Johnson, H., King, S., Ridalgh, A., Mohamed, A., Boserio, J., Miller, L.A., & Nicholson Perry, K. (2015, September). Insomnia in people with epilepsy: prevalence, predictors and implications. Paper presented at the International Epilepsy Congress, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Fitzgerald, Z., Thayer, Z., Mohamed, A., Batchelor, J., & Miller, L. (2015, July). Autobiographical memory disturbance and accelerated long-term forgetting in frontal lobe epilepsy: A single case study. Paper presented at the 5th Pacific Rim Conference of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and the 38th Annual Brain Impairment Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), Sydney.
  • Lechowicz, M., Miller, L., Irish, M., Addis, D., Mohamed, A., & Lah, S. (2015, July). Selective impairments in recall of past and generation of future autobiographical events in patients with unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy Paper presented at the 5th Pacific Rim Conference of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and the 38th Annual Brain Impairment Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), Sydney.
  • Lechowicz, M., Miller, L., Irish, M., Addis, D.R., Mohamed, A., & Lah, S. (2015, July). Unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy: Selective impairments in recall of past and generation of future autobiographical events. Paper presented at the 5th Pacific Rim Conference of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and the 38th Annual Brain Impairment Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), Sydney.
  • Miller, L., Radford, K., Mohamed, A., & Thayer, Z. (2015, July). Memory rehabilitation in epilepsy. Paper presented at the 5th International Neuropsychological Society/Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment Pacific Rim Conference (INS/ASSBI), Sydney.
  • Ricci, M., Lah, S., Mohamed, A., Wong, T., & Miller, L. (2014, November). Effectiveness of early rehearsal in alleviating accelerated long-term forgetting (ALF). Poster session presented at the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN) conference, Adelaide.
  • Ricci, M., van Schalkwijk, F., Mohamed, A., Boserio, J., Savage, G., & Miller, L.A. (2014, October). How hippocampal lesions and sleep disruption affect longer term memory of an autobiographical experience in epilepsy patients. Paper presented at the Memory in the Treetops Retreat, Avoca Beach.
  • Ricci, M., Mohamed, A., Savage, G., & Miller, L.A. (2014, July). Learning and retention of Face-Fact associations and individual items in patients with focal epilepsy: Considering the role of the hippocampus. Paper presented at the International Workshop on Learning and Memory Consolidation, San Sebastian, Spain.
  • Miller, L., Ricci, M., Mohamed, A., Thayer, Z., Boserio, J., Savage, G. van Schalkwijk, F., & van der Werf, Y. (2014, June). Disorders of sleep in epilepsy and their effects on memory. Paper presented at the International Society for Behavioural Neuroscience Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Ricci, M., Mohamed, A., Boserio, J., Savage, G., & Miller, L. (2013, June). Seizures (but not interictal discharges) within 24 hours cause accelerated long-term forgetting (ALF) of autobiographical experiences in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Paper presented at the 30th International Epilepsy Congress, Montreal, Canada.
  • Ricci, M., Mohamed, A., Savage, G., & Miller, L. (2013, June). Accelerated long-term forgetting (ALF) for new autobiographical experiences occurs in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) but does not explain retrograde autobiographical memory impairments. Paper presented at the International Epilepsy Congress, Montreal, Canada.
  • Lah, S., Mohamed, A., Thayer, Z., Miller, L., & Diamond, K. (2012, June). Accelerated long-term forgetting of verbal information in patients with temporal and extratemporal partial epilepsy. Symposium conducted at the International Neuropsychological Society Mid-year Meeting, Oslo, Norway.
  • Thayer, Z., Fitzgerald, Z., Boserio, J., Mohamed, A., & Miller, L. (2012, June). The pathophysiology of accelerated long-term forgetting in epilepsy. Invited paper presented at the The International Neuropsychological Society mid-year meeting, Symposium on Epilepsy and Memory, Oslo, Norway.
  • Fitzgerald, Z., Thayer, Z, Mohamed, A. & Miller, L. (2011, November). Accelerated long-term forgetting in epilepsy: Using ambulatory EEG monitoring to determine the pathophysiology. Paper presented at the College of Clinical Neuropsychologist Meeting, Sydney.
  • Gandy, M., Sharpe, L., Nicholson-Perry, K., Thayer, Z., Miller, L. and Mohamed, A. (2011, October). A randomized controlled trial of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Improve Mood and Quality of Life in Adults with Epilepsy. Paper presented at the AACBT National Conference, Sydney.
  • Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., Mohamed, A., Bleasel, A. & Miller, L. (2007, August). The impact of unilateral amygdala lesions on the detection of brief backward-masked fearful facial expressions. Poster session presented at the 30th European Conference on Visual Perception, Arezzo, Italy.
  • Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., Mohamed, A., & Miller, L. (2007, April). The impact of amygdala lesions on the detection of fearful facial expressions. Paper presented at the 34th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Canberra.

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