Director of Research at The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Telephone: +44 (0)1353 652169
In my neurorehabilitation research I aim to draw together two elements stemming from my vocational and academic training in Physiotherapy and Cognitive Neuropsychology.
The first is within the field of neuropsychology, at the intersection of vision and motor control. The problems that interest me have been rather neglected in neurorehabilitation and relate to: 1) neuro-visual conditions (neglect, hemianopia, agnosia); and 2) altered motor control (dyspraxia, every day actions disorganisation); both often seem to be mediated by executive and attention functions (divided attention, selective attention, sustained attention).
The second concerns the application of modern psychometric techniques to develop objective measurement in rehabilitation outcomes through the use of Item Response Theory(Rasch Analysis) techniques with Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS). This methodological topic is of interest beyond neuropsychological rehabilitation, as it has implications for many of the self-report and other assessments which are widely used in psychiatry, psychology, and other disciplines. These two elements have influenced my approach to assessment and rehabilitation as the Director of Research at The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.
For further information about my research: http://www.ozc.nhs.uk/