Dr Rob Adam

Academic Title-Senior Lecturer

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Dr. Robert James Adam MA(Cantab) MBBS (London) MRCP(UK)(Neurology) PhD(UCL) FRACP

Neurologist trained in the US (NYU Medical Centre), UK (Queen Square, UCLH, Cambridge University Hospitals) and Australia (Royal North Shore and Westmead Hospitals, Sydney). I have subspecialty interests in cognition and movement disorders. I am also an enthusiastic medical educator. My PhD (UCL 2014) Thesis, "Dopamine and Oculomotor Decisions In Health & Disease", investigated the use of eye movement recordings during behavioral tasks to monitor decision making in patients with focal lesions, Parkinson's disease, impulse control disorders and healthy volunteers both under the influence and without the effects of dopaminergic modulators. I teach both undergraduates and medical graduates and have written chapters in medical textbooks.

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Neurology


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University College London
  • FRACP, Royal Australasian College of Physicians


  • Heyes, Stephanie Burnett, Adam, Robert J., Urner, Maren, van der Leer, Leslie, Bahrami, Bahador, Bays, Paul M. and Husain, Masud (2017) Impulsivity and rapid decision-making for reward. Frontiers in Psychology, 3 . doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00153

  • Axinte, Laura T., Fiddes, Barnaby D., Donaghy, Alastair, Whyte, Adam, Allen, Chris, Sawcer, Stephen, Adam, Robert J. and Stacpoole, Sybil R. L. (2015) Experience from two decades of the Cambridge Rapid Access Neurology Clinic. Clinical Medicine, 15 5: 437-441. doi:10.7861/clinmedicine.15-5-437

  • Adam, Robert, Priglinger, Miriam, Harrington, Timothy, Gottlieb, David and Krause, Martin (2014) An unusual cause of cerebellar hemorrhage in a young patient: Essential thrombocythemia. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 23 5: E373-E374. doi:10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2013.12.013

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Adam, R. J., Bays, P. M., Singh-Curry, V., Bain, P. G. and Husain, M. (2009). Oculomotor Impulsivity in Parkinson'S Disease. In: Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. ABN Joint Annual Meeting/Spanish-Society-of-Neurology, Liverpool England, (). Jun 22-26, 2009. doi:10.1136/jnnp.2009.191759r

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