Dr. Roberts is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience.
Dr. Roberts investigates the neurocognitive basis of visual recognition, how this links to language processing, and how these processes become disrupted (e.g., word, object, and face recognition). He uses a multimethod approach including cross-population behavioural studies (brain damaged, developmentally disordered, neurologically intact), neuroimaging, awake craniotomy, brain stimulation, and visual psychophysics. His research aims to advance our understanding of (1) the patterns of impairment congenitally and/or after brain damage; (2) typical cognition and decline (e.g., healthy ageing); (3) neurocognitive principles that guide rehabilitation in 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)
- Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience's (CCN) Neurodegeneration Research Group (CCN-NRG)
Newest selected publications
Provazza, S., Giofre, D., Adams, A-M., Caretti, B. and Roberts, D. (2022) 'Shallow or deep? The impact of orthographic depth on visual processing impairments in developmental dyslexia'. Annals of Dyslexia: an interdisciplinary journal of specific language disability, 72 (1). pp. 171 - 196. ISSN: 0736-9387 Open Access Link
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