Isabele Jacot de Alcântara

# PhD Student


Isabele Jacot de Alcântara is a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at the University of the Geneva. She holds a M.Sc in Clinical and Cognitive Psychology and a B.A in Psychology. As part of her thesis, which is related to the COGNISEP project, Isabele studies the role of personality in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), more precisely, its impact on disability as well as cognitive, affective and brain status. She is also involved in the COVID-COG project that aims to investigate the cognitive and affective profile of individuals after a COVID-19 infection. Finally, Isabele also works in collaboration with the Neurology Department of the University Hospitals of Geneva, on a project directed by Dr. Roberta Ronchi investigating anosognosia for neurological illness.


Email : Isabele.jacotdealcantara(at)

ORCID : 0000-0002-2033-6287



Peer-reviewed publications in international scientific journals

  • Voruz, P., Cionca, A., Jacot de Alcântara, I., Nuber-Champier, A., Allali, G., Benzakour, L., ... & Péron, J. (Accepted). Brain functional connectivity alterations associated with neuropsychological post-COVID syndrome. Human Brain Mapping.
  • Voruz, P., Cionca, A., Jacot de Alcântara, I., Nuber-Champier, A., Allali, G., Benzakour, L., ... & Péron, J. A. (2022). Functional connectivity underlying cognitive and psychiatric symptoms in post-COVID-19 syndrome: is anosognosia a key determinant? Brain Communications, 4(2), fcac057.
  • Nuber-Champier, A., Voruz, P.,Jacot de Alcântara, I., Breville, G., Allali, G., Lalive, P. H., ... & Péron, J. A. (2022). Monocytosis in the Acute Phase of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Predicts the Presence of Anosognosia for Cognitive Deficits in the Chronic Phase. Brain, Behavior and Immunity – Health.
  • Voruz, P., Jacot de Alcântara, I., Nuber-Champier, A., Cionca, A., Allali, G., Benzakour, L., ... & Péron, J. A. (2022). Frequency of abnormally low neuropsychological scores in post-COVID-19 syndrome: the Geneva COVID-COG cohort. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • Voruz, P., Allali, G., Benzakour, L., Nuber-Champier, A., Thomasson, M., Jacot de Alcântara, I., ... & Péron, J. A. (2022). Long COVID Neuropsychological Deficits after Severe, Moderate, or Mild Infection. Clinical and Translational Neuroscience, 6(2), 9.



  • Jacot de Alcântara, I., Voruz, P., Allali, G., Lalive, P., Fragnoli, C., Antoniou, M.P., Péron, J.A. (2022). Personality as a predictor of disability in Multiple Sclerosis [poster]. CISA Annual Research Forum, Geneva.

Master thesis

  • Jacot de Alcântara, I. (2020). Les doubles tâches chez les enfants : quelles ressources cognitives sous-tendent la capacité d’effectuer plusieurs tâches à la fois. Université de Genève. Maitrise de Psychologie.