Dr. Roberts is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience.
Dr. Roberts research is focussed on normal and disordered visual and language processing (e.g., word, object, and face recognition) using a variety of methods and techniques including neuropsychological investigations of brain-damaged patients, awake craniotomy, neuroimaging, and visual psychophysics. By adopting this convergent approach his research aims to advance our understanding of (1) the patterns of impairment following brain damage; (2) normal cognitive processes (e.g., healthy ageing); (3) how this knowledge can be used to translate evidence-based research into clinical practice (e.g., new diagnostic tools, interventions).
- PhD Cognitive Neuroscience (The University of Manchester, 2010)
- MRes Research Methods/Cognitive Neuroscience (The University of Manchester, 2006)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (The University of Manchester, 2005)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA, 2020)
- Lead of Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience's (CCN) Neurodegeneration Research Group (CCN-NRG)
- Member of Senate
Newest selected publications
Provazza, S., Adams, A-M., Giofrè, D. and Roberts, D. (2019) 'Double Trouble – Visual and Phonological Impairments in English Dyslexic Readers'. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. pp. 2725. ISSN: 1664-1078 Open Access Link
Provazza, S., Giofrè, D., Adams, A-M. and Roberts, D. (2019) 'The Clock Counts – Length Effects in English Dyslexic Readers'. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. pp. 1 - 13. ISSN: 1664-1078 Open Access Link
Mackenzie-Phelan, R. and Roberts, D. (2019) 'Multimodal conceptual knowledge influences lexical retrieval speed: evidence from object-naming and word-reading in healthy adults'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12. ISSN: 1662-5161 Open Access Link
Giofrè, D., Toffalini, E., Provazza, S., Calcagni, A., Altoè, G. and Roberts, D. (2019) 'Are children with developmental dyslexia all the same? A cluster analysis with more than 300 cases'. Dyslexia, 25 (3). pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 1076-9242 Open Access Link
MacKenzie-Phelan, R., Sage, K. and Roberts, DJ. (2019) 'Mapping the language landscape: A systematic review of interventions used in awake craniotomy'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11. pp. 1 - 1. ISSN: 1662-5161 Open Access Link