Dr. Roberts' research focuses on the neurocognitive bases of visual and language processing, their interconnectedness, and how these processes become disrupted (e.g., word, object, and face recognition). To achieve this, he employs a multimethod approach including cross-population behavioural studies (individuals with brain damage, developmental disorders, and those who are neurolotypical), neuroimaging, awake craniotomy, and visual psychophysics (to simulate impairments in neurotypical individuals). The objectives of his research are to advance our understanding of (1) the patterns of impairments that can occur congenitally or after brain damage; (2) typical cognition and decline (e.g., healthy ageing); and (3) the neurocognitive principles that guide rehabilitation in clinical practice, including the development of new diagnostic tools and interventions.
Dr. Roberts welcomes enquiries from PhD candidates (including ESRC 1+3) and postdoctoral researchers who have an interest in these areas, as well as in cognitive neuropsychology more broadly.
PhD (2010). Cognitive Neuroscience. The University of Manchester, UK (Supervisor: Prof. Matt Lambon-Ralph).
MRes (2006). Research Methods/Cognitive Neuroscience. The University of Manchester, UK (Supervisor: Prof. Matt Lambon-Ralph).
BSc (2005). Psychological Sciences. The University of Manchester, UK.