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Thomas William Teasdale

Thomas William Teasdale

Associate professor

Research fields

  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Brain Injury
  • Cognitive Ability

Research group memberships

  • Department of Psychology: Clinical Neuropsychology

Research: brief description

Over a number of years, Tom Teasdale’s research has focused on the cognitive, emotional and social consequences of acquired brain injury (primarily traumatic brain injury and stroke) and in particular cognitive functioning in relation to concussions. Much of the former has been conducted in association with the Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation, University of Copenhagen.  The latter has mainly been approached through large scale epidemiological studies utilizing the many national and inter-linkable data registries in Denmark. In particular the availability of scores on an intelligence test used for assessing conscripts by the Danish Draft Board has been employed in brain injury studies but also, since the test has been unchanged since the late 1950’s, to explore the ‘Flynn Effect’ of internationally reported gains in intelligence test performance over the decades of the last century.

Current research projects

  • Suicide in relation to negative life-events (PhD supervision)
  • The psychometric properties of the Danish Draft Board intelligence test
  • Possible correlations between intelligence and neuroanatomical properties of the brain
  • The efficacy of neuropsychological brain injury rehabilitation

Major grants

  • None currently

Within the last three years

  • Statistics at the Bachelor level
  • Quantitative Research Methods at the Graduate level
  • Psychological Testing at the Graduate level
  • Intelligence – a contribution to the bachelor course on Cognitive Psychology
  • Traumatic Brain Injury – a contribution to the graduate course on Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Various Master’s and Graduate Dissertations


Selected publications (2010-2015)

Irner, T. B., Teasdale, T. W., Nielsen, T., Vedal, S., & Olofsson, M. (2014). Cognitive, emotional and social development in adolescents born to substance using women. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 55, 319-325.

Kjeldgaard, D., Forchhammer, H. B., Teasdale, T. W., & Jensen, R. H. (2014). Cognitive behavioural treatment for the chronic post-traumatic headache patient: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Headache and Pain, 15.

Niclasen, J., Andersen, A. M. N., & Teasdale, T. W. (2014). Prenatal exposure to alcohol, and gender differences on child mental health at age seven years (vol 68, pg 224, 2014). Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68.

Niclasen, J., Andersen, A. M. N., Strandberg-Larsen, K., & Teasdale, T. W. (2014). Is alcohol binge drinking in early and late pregnancy associated with behavioural and emotional development at age 7 years? European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 23, 1175-1180.

Niclasen, J., Andersen, A. M. N., Teasdale, T. W., & Strandberg-Larsen, K. (2014). Prenatal exposure to alcohol, and gender differences on child mental health at age seven years. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68, 224-232.

Teasdale, T. W., Frosig, A. J., & Engberg, A. W. (2014). Adult cognitive ability and educational level in relation to concussions in childhood and adolescence: A population study of young men. Brain Injury, 28, 1721-1725.

Kieffer-Kristensen, R., Siersma, V. D., & Teasdale, T. W. (2013). Family matters: Parental-acquired brain injury and child functioning. Neurorehabilitation, 32, 59-68.

Mellentin, A. I., Skot, L., Teasdale, T. W., & Habekost, T. (2013). Conscious knowledge influences decision-making differently in substance abusers with and without co-morbid antisocial personality disorder. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 54, 292-299.

Meng, A., Siren, A., & Teasdale, T. W. (2013). Older drivers with cognitive impairment: Perceived changes in driving skills, driving-related discomfort and self-regulation of driving. European Geriatric Medicine, 4, 154-160.

Sigurdardottir, S. B., Kaplan, S., Moller, M., & Teasdale, T. W. (2013). Understanding adolescents' intentions to commute by car or bicycle as adults. Transportation Research Part D-Transport and Environment, 24, 1-9.

Stokholm, J., Teasdale, T. W., Johannsen, P., Nielsen, J. E., Nielsen, T. T., Isaacs, A. et al. (2013). Cognitive impairment in the preclinical stage of dementia in FTD-3 CHMP2B mutation carriers: a longitudinal prospective study. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 84, 170-176.

Teasdale, T. W. & Frosig, A. J. (2013). Cognitive ability and educational level in relation to concussion: a population study of young men. Bmj Open, 3.

Irner, T. B., Teasdale, T. W., & Olofsson, M. (2012). Cognitive and Social Development in Preschool Children Born to Women Using Substances. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 31, 29-44.

Irner, T. B., Teasdale, T. W., Nielsen, T., Vedal, S., & Olofsson, M. (2012). Substance Use During Pregnancy and Postnatal Outcomes. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 31, 19-28.

Niclasen, J., Teasdale, T. W., Andersen, A. M. N., Skovgaard, A. M., Elberling, H., & Obel, C. (2012). Psychometric Properties of the Danish Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire: The SDQ Assessed for More than 70,000 Raters in Four Different Cohorts. Plos One, 7.

Teasdale, T. W., Engberg, A. W., & Holte, L. G. (2012). Double Concussions and Cognitive Dysfunction: A Population Study of Young Men. Brain Impairment, 13, 197-202.

Caracuel, A., Bateman, A., Teasdale, T. W., Verdejo-Garcia, A., & Perez-Garcia, M. (2011). Spanish, French, and British Cross-Cultural Validation of the European Brain Injury Questionnaire. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 26, 478-488.

Kieffer-Kristensen, R., Teasdale, T. W., & Bilenberg, N. (2011). Post-traumatic stress symptoms and psychological functioning in children of parents with acquired brain injury. Brain Injury, 25, 752-760.

Kieffer-Kristensen, R. & Teasdale, T. W. (2011). Parental stress and marital relationships among patients with brain injury and their spouses. Neurorehabilitation, 28, 321-330.

Teasdale, T. W., Hartmann, P. V. W., Pedersen, C. H., & Bertelsen, M. (2011). The reliability and validity of the Danish Draft Board Cognitive Ability Test: Borge Prien's Prove. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 52, 126-130.

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