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Dr. Roberts is a Lecturer in Psychology who specialises 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)

Newest selected publications

Mackenzie-Phelan, R. and Roberts, D. (2018) 'Multimodal conceptual knowledge influences lexical retrieval speed: evidence from object-naming and word-reading in healthy adults'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. ISSN: 1662-5161

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MacKenzie-Phelan, R., Sage, K. and Roberts, DJ. (2017) 'Mapping the language landscape: A systematic review of interventions used in awake craniotomy'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. ISSN: 1662-5161

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Tainturier, MJ., Hughes, EK., Berry, SD. and Roberts, DJ. (2017) 'A web-based resource for the assessment of language skills in English and Welsh-speaking adults with neurological deficits'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. ISSN: 1662-5161

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Dundon, NM., Katshu, MZUH., Harry, B., Roberts, DJ., Leek, EC., Downing, P., et al. (2017) 'Human Parahippocampal Cortex Supports Spatial Binding in Visual Working Memory'. Cerebral Cortex, 28 (10). pp. 1 - 11. ISSN: 1047-3211

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Roberts, DJ., Lambon Ralph, MA., Kim, E., Tainturier, MJ., Beeson, PM., Rapcsak, SZ. and et al. (2015) 'Processing deficits for familiar and novel faces in patients with left posterior fusiform lesions'. Cortex, 72. pp. 79 - 96. ISSN: 0010-9452 Open Access Link

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