Dementia Research Centre


Dr Chris Hardy

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Co-Director, Dementia MSc (Neuroscience)

Chris Hardy…

Dr Chris Hardy is a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Co-Director of the Dementia MSc (Neuroscience). Following undergraduate studies in Psychology (First Class, University of Exeter) and a Master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience (Distinction, University College London), Chris was awarded a 4 year Medical Research Council PhD Studentship. His PhD was supervised by Professors Jason Warren and Sebastian Crutch, and his current work focuses on uncovering the pathophysiology of auditory information processing in the progressive aphasias, by integrating novel behavioural tests with neuroimaging paradigms.

Chris's Publications

  • Marshall CR, Hardy CJD, Allen M, Russell LL, Clark CN, Bond RL, Dick KM, Brotherhood EV, Rohrer JD, Kilner JM, Warren JD. Cardiac responses to viewing facial emotion differentiate frontotemporal dementias. Ann Clin Transl Neurol 2018.
  • Marshall CR, Hardy CJD, Russell LL, Clark CN, Bond RL, Dick KM, Brotherhood EV, Mummery CJ, Schott JM, Rohrer JD, Kilner JM, Warren JD. Motor signals of emotional reactivity in frontotemporal dementia. Sci Rep 2018; 8: 1030.
  • Hwang YT, Rocchi L, Hammond P, Hardy CJD, Warren JD, Ridha BH, Rothwell J, Rossor MN. Effect of donepezil on transcranial magnetic stimulation parameters in Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimers Dementi (N Y) 2018; 4: 103-107.
  • Marshall CR*, Hardy CJD*, Volkmer A, Russell LL, Bond RL, Fletcher PD, Clark CN, Mummer CJ, Schott JM, Rossor MN, Fox NC, Crutch SJ, Rohrer JD, Warren JD. Primary progressive aphasia: a clinical approach. J Neurol 2018; doi: 10.1007/s00415-018-8762-6. *Joint first authors
  • Muhammed L, Hardy CJD, Russell LL, Marshall CR, Clark CN, Bond RL, Warrington EK, Warren JD. Agnosia for bird calls. Neuropsychologia 2018; 113: 61-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.03.024


  • Hardy CJD, Hwang YT, Bond RL, Marshall CR, Ridha BH, Crutch SJ, Rossor MN, Warren JD. Donepezil enhances understanding of degraded speech in Alzheimer’s disease. Ann Clin Transl Neurol 2017; 27: 835-840.
  • Hardy CJD, Agustus JL, Marshall CR, Clark CN, Russell LL, Bond RL, Brotherhood EV, Thomas DL, Crutch SJ, Rohrer JD, Warren JD. Behavioural and neuroanatomical correlates of auditory speech analysis in primary progressive aphasias. Alzheimer’s Res Ther 2017; 9: 53.
  • Hardy CJD, Agustus JL, Marshall CR, Clark CN, Russell LL, Brotherhood EV, Bond RL, Fiford CM, Ondobaka S, Thomas DL, Crutch SJ, Rohrer JD, Warren JD. Functional neuroanatomy of speech signal decoding in primary progressive aphasias. Neurobiol Aging 2017; 56C: 190-201.
  • Clark CN, Agustus JL, Hardy CJD, Russell LL, Brotherhood EV, Dick K, Marshall CR, Mummery CJ, Rohrer JD, Warren JD. Auditory conflict and congruence in frontotemporal dementia. Neuropsychologia 2017; 104: 144-156.
  • Marshall CR, Hardy CJD, Russell LL, Clark CN, Dick KM, Brotherhood EV, Bond RL, Mummery CJ, Schott JM, Rohrer JD, Kilner JM, Warren JD. Impaired interoceptive accuracy in semantic variant primary progressive aphasia. Front Neurol 2017; 16: 610.
  • Harrison CR, Carton AM, Brotherhood, EV, Hardy CJD, Cohen MH, Warren JD, Crutch SJ. Profiles in paint: contrasting responses to a common artistic exercise by people with different dementias. Arts & Health 2017; doi: 10.1080/17533015.2017.1402795


  • Hardy CJD, Marshall CR, Golden HL, Clark CN, Mummery CJ, Griffiths TD, Bamiou D-E, Warren JD. Hearing and dementia. J Neurol 2016; 263: 2339-2354.
  • Cohen MH, Carton AM, Hardy CJD, Golden HL, Clark CN, Fletcher PD, Jaisin K, Marshall CR, Henley S, Rohrer JD, Crutch SJ, Warren JD. Processing emotion from abstract art in frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Neuropsychologia 2016; 81: 245-254.
  • Marshall CR, Hardy CJD, Rossor MN, Warren JD. Teaching neuroimages: nonfluent variant primary progressive aphasia: a distinctive clinico-anatomical syndrome. Neurology 2016; 87: e283.
  • Thompson AE, Clark CN, Hardy CJD, Fletcher PD, Rohrer JD, Warren JD. Two cases of food aversion with semantic dementia. Neurocase 2016; 22: 312-316.
  • Warren JD, Hardy CJD, Fletcher PD, Marshall CR, Clark CN, Rohrer JD, Rossor MN. Binary reversals in primary progressive aphasia. Cortex 2016; 82: 287-289.


  • Hardy CJD, Buckley AH, Downey LE, Lehmann M, Zimmerer VC, Varley RA, Crutch SJ, Rohrer JD, Warrington EK, Warren JD. The language profile of behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. J Alzheimers Disease 2015; 50: 359-371.