Cognition Matters Founders

The late Professor Glyn Humphreys

Internationally renowned Cognitive Neuropsychologist

Glyn was Watts Professor of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University. His research interests covered the diagnosis and management of cognitive problems after brain injury, visual attention, perception, language and the control of action and social cognition. His research techniques include neuropsychological and experimental studies, structural and functional brain imaging (MRI, EEG), trans-cranial magnetic and direct current brain stimulation and computational modelling. Glyn had published over 500 papers in international journals and 16 books. He had edited the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Visual Cognition (founding Editor) and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Awards and Accreditations: The Spearman Medal, The Prize for Cognitive Psychology, The President’s Award and the Lifetime achievement Award of the British Psychological Society, A Humboldt Fellowship, The Leibniz Professorship and Special Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Sciences, the Royal Society for Medicine, the Academy of Social Sciences and the British Academy.


Jane Riddoch

Leading Cognitive Neuropsychologist

Having originally trained as a physiotherapist Jane took a degree and PhD in Psychology. She has been Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Birmingham and she is now a Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Her research includes visual disorders including agnosia and optic aphasia, attention disorders such as neglect and extinction, action such as apraxia action disorganisation syndrome, and neuropsychological rehabilitation. Jane has also published 150 papers in leading international journals and authored/edited 5 books.

Awards and Accreditations: Jane is a former President of the British Neuropsychology Society; she has been a treasurer of the Experimental Psychology Society and is currently treasurer of the Federation of European Neuropsychological Societies. She is also Associate Editor of Cortex and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.

Wai-Ling Bickerton

Chartered cognitive neuropsychologist, state registered occupational therapist

Wai-Ling is a chartered cognitive neuropsychologist and state registered occupational therapist. She has dedicated 10 years in the University of Birmingham to develop BCoS, assess survivors of brain injuries and train health professionals across the globe. In 2007, she completed her PhD in cognitive neuropsychology. She has managed large scale multi-centred research projects in psychiatry, neuro-rehabilitation and neuropsychology throughout the UK and Hong Kong. Her work covered a wide range of care settings from acute hospitals to long term community care. Her PhD thesis concerns the cognitive assessment and rehabilitation of everyday action. The desire to further impact on patient benefit with her experience, has led her into clinical psychology training (due to complete in 2016).

Awards and Accreditations: Winner of The Birmingham University Big Idea 2009, The Knowledge Transfer Gateway Fund 2009, The UnLtd HEFCE Social Enterprise Catalyst Award 2010, The Medici Fellowship 2010-2011, Winner of the Enterprising Birmingham Business Plan Presentation 2011.


Dana Samson

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dana is currently a Professor in Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology at the Université Ccatholique de Louvain in Belgium and has worked both as a clinician and researcher. She has extensive experience in neuropsychological diagnosis and in creating neuropsychological tests. Her domains of expertise include social cognition, semantic memory, and executive function. Dana has had publications in several internationally renowned journals including Nature Neuroscience, Brain, and Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Awards and Accreditations: In 2007, Dana was awarded the Elizabeth Warrington Early Career Prize by the British Neuropsychological Society. She has been an officer of the British Neuropsychological Society committee and the Experimental Psychology Society committee, and she is currently associate editor of Journal of Neuropsychology.