School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Staff Profiles

Professor David Howard

Research Professor

Background

David Howard is both a speech and language therapist and cognitive neuropsychologist. His research is on the cognitive neuropsychology of language, including written and spoken word comprehension and production as well as syntactic processing. Drawing data from both data from people with aphasia, and normal participants and brain imaging he wants to develop good computational models of word processing.

 

Area of expertise:

1. The cognitive neuropsychology of language and memory – including acquired disorders of word retrieval and production, reading, spelling, short term memory and syntactic processing.

2. The neuropsychology of dementia – particularly ‘semantic dementia’ and dementia with Lewy bodies.

3. The representation of language in the brain: PET studies of normal people and people with aphasia.

4. The rehabilitation of acquired aphasia.

Qualifications

1972 BA in Psychology; King's College, Cambridge.
1975 Licentiate of the College of Speech Therapists; School for the Study of Disorders of Human Communication, London.
1979 Postgraduate Diploma in Linguistics (CNAA); Polytechnic of Central London.
1985 PhD in Psychology; University College, London.

Memberships

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (Fellow)
Experimental Psychological Society
British Neuropsychological Society
Psychonomic Society
British Aphasiology Society
British Neuropsychiatric Association
International Neuropsychological Society

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Research

Research Interests

1. The cognitive neuropsychology of language and memory – including acquired disorders of word retrieval and production, reading, spelling, short term memory and syntactic processing.
2. The neuropsychology of dementia – particularly ‘semantic dementia’ and dementia with Lewy bodies.
3. The representation of language in the brain: PET studies of normal people and people with aphasia.
4. The rehabilitation of acquired aphasia.

Publications