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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Journal July


Latest Quarterly Journal of:
Developmental
Cognitive Neuroscience

(Volume 7: January 2014)

2012 Impact Factor: 3.160

Members' Research Summary

Baldeweg, Torsten Dr

Name:

Dr Torsten Baldeweg

  Torsten Baldeweg
Unit/Department/Division: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health
Main areas of Research:
  • Cognitive development in children with acquired brain disorders (epilepsy, hypoxic injury)
  • Functional and structural plasticity of the developing brain
  • Neuroimaging to guide therapeutic interventions (e.g. neurosurgery)
Team Members and Research being undertaken:
Funding Sources:
Action Medical Research; Epilepsy Research UK; CHRAT; GOSH Children’s Charity



Blakemore, Sarah-Jayne Professor

Name:

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Unit/Department/Division:
UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Main areas of Research:
  • Adolescent brain development
  • Social brain
  • Schizophrenia
Team Members and Research being undertaken:
Funding Sources:
Royal Society; Wellcome Trust; Leverhulme Trust; Nuffield

Cross, Helen Professor

Name:

Professor Helen Cross

Helen Cross
Unit/Department/Division:
Neurosciences Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health
Main areas of Research:
  • Imaging in children with focal epilepsy to enable the development of a noninvasive approach to pre-surgical evaluation
  • Why do children with early catastrophic epilepsy have a high rate of cognitive and behavioural co-morbidity, what are the mechanisms of such and can we alter the natural history with early surgical intervention?
  • What is the role of other intervention and can we determine a role for alternative treatments and the timing of such compared to that presently available?
Team Members and Research being undertaken:
Funding Sources:
Action Medical Research; Charles Wolfson Foundation; Epilepsy Research UK; Vitaflo; Dravet Syndrome UK; Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

de Haan, Michelle Dr

Name:

Dr Michelle de Haan

Michelle de Haan
Unit/Department/Division:
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health
Main areas of Research:
  • Identifying early markers of later social-cognitive outcomes in infants born preterm, with congenital visual impairment, infant-onset epilepsy, sickle cell disease
  • Typical and atypical memory development
  • Face and emotion processing
Team Members and Research being undertaken:
Funding Sources:
MRC; BUPA; SPARKS; RNIB; Fight for Sight; CHRAT; UCL Impact Studentship; UCL Grand Challenge

Liegeois, Frederique Dr

Name:

Dr Frederique Liegeois

Frederique Liegeois
Unit/Department/Division:
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health
Main areas of Research:
  • Neural bases of speech and language disorders in children
  • Speech and language networks in the developing brain
  • Neuropsychological outcomes after early brain injury
Team Members and Research being undertaken:
Funding Sources:

CHRAT; Epilepsy Research UK; Australian Research Council; Action Medical Research (UK); Victoria Neurotrauma Intiative (Australia); Waterloo Foundation (UK)

Vargha-Khadem, Faraneh Professor

Name:

Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem, FMedSci

Faraneh Vargha-Khadem
Unit/Department/Division:
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health
Main areas of Research:
  • Developmental amnesia and other memory disorders
  • Genetically-based speech and language disorders
  • Complex epilepsy
Team Members and Research being undertaken:
Funding Sources:

MRC; Epilepsy Research UK; Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity

Wattam-Bell, John Dr

Name:

Dr John Wattam-Bell

  John Wattam-Bell
Unit/Department/Division: Developmental Science, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Main areas of Research:
  • Human visual development
  • Dorsal and ventral stream cortical functions
  • Visual development in preterms
Team Members and Research being undertaken:
Funding Sources: