The Birmingham Cognitive Screen project is led by:

Glyn Humphreys

Glyn Humphreys is an internationally renowned cognitive neuropsychologist with research interests covering: the diagnosis and management of cognitive problems after brain injury, visual attention, perception, language and the control of action, social cognition. His research uses multiple techniques including: neuropsychological and experimental studies, structural and functional brain imaging (fMRI, EEG), trans-cranial magnetic and direct current brain stimulation and computational modelling. He has published over 500 papers in international journals and 16 books. He has been awarded the Spearman Medal, the Prize for Cognitive Psychology, and the President’s Award of the British Psychological Society, a Humboldt Fellowship, the Leibniz Professorship and Special Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Sciences, the Royal Society of Medicine, the Academy of Social Sciences and the British Academy. He has edited the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Visual Cognition (founding Editor) and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Jane Riddoch

Jane Riddoch is a leading cognitive neuropsychologist whose research covers visual disorders (agnosia, optic aphasia), disorders of attention (neglect, extinction) and action (apraxia, action disorganisation syndrome) and neuropsychological rehabilitation. Having originally trained as a physiotherapist Jane took a degree and PhD in Psychology. She has published 150 papers in leading international journals and authored/edited 5 books. Jane was President of the British Neuropsychology Society, she has been a treasurer of the Experimental Psychology Society and is currently treasurer of the Federation of European Neuropsychological Societies. She is an Associate Editor of Cortex and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.

Dana Samson

Dana Samson is a cognitive neuropsychologist who has worked both as clinician and researcher. She is currently a Professor in clinical and experimental neuropsychology at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium. She has extensive experience in neuropsychological diagnosis and in creating neuropsychological tests. Her domains of expertise include social cognition, semantic memory, and executive function. Her work led to publications in several internationally renowned journals (including Nature Neuroscience, Brain, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience). In 2007, she was awarded the Elizabeth Warrington Early Career Prize by the British Neuropsychological Society. She has been an officer of the British Neuropsychological Society committee and the Experimental Psychology Society committee, and she is currently associate editor of Journal of Neuropsychology.

Wai-Ling Bickerton

A trained occupational therapist with a doctorate in cognitive neuropsychology, Wai-Ling has 10 years of experience in developing Birmingham Cognitive Screen, assessing patients and training of health professionals from worldwide. She has managed large scale multi-centred research projects in psychiatry, neuro-rehabilitation and neuropsychology throughout the UK and Hong Kong, covering acute hospitals to long term community care. Recently, for her enterprising ideas on translating research innovations, she has also received a number of awards (Winner of The Birmingham University Big Idea 2009; The Knowledge Transfer Gateway Fund 2009; The UnLtd HEFCE Social Enterprise Catalyst Award 2010; The Medici Fellowship 2010-2011, Winner of the Enterprising Birmingham Business Plan Presentation 2011).