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Ro Julia Robotham

Ro Julia Robotham

PhD fellow

Research areas

My primary area of research lies within cognitive and clinical neuropsychology, where I am focusing on visual perception, visual attention and stroke.

I am also interested in critical perspectives og gender differences in the brain and cognition.

Current research projects

  • Back of the Brain (BoB) project: 

The Back of the Brain Project is a research project in the field of cognitive neuropsychology. In cognitive neuropsychology we investigate patients who have had a brain injury and who have specific deficits in order to learn more about how the healthy brain works. In the BoB project we are investigating visual perceptual functions in 100 patients with stroke in the posterior brain regions in order to learn more about how the healthy brain processes vision. The project is a large collaboration with Prof. Alex Leff at University College London and Prof. Matt Lambon-Ralph at University of Manchester. 

  • Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS)-Danish project:

OCS is a new tool that efficiently identifies cognitive deficits in acute stroke patients. I am currently translating the tool into Danish and validating the Danish version. Every year, approximately 12’000 individuals are affected by stroke in Denmark. Stroke often leads to physical and cognitive deficits. 35 %-90 % of stroke patients have cognitive deficits in the sub-acute phase of their illness. Cognitive deficits cover amongst others, problems with memory, concentration, and language as well as difficulties in planning daily life. In order to ensure that we can provide the appropriate rehabilitation to these patients, we need better tools to identify cognitive disorders. With OCS-Danish we expect to provide a part of the solution.

Teaching

Department of Psychology

  • Teacher of the course “Praksishold i neuropsykologi” (“Practical course in clinical neuropsychology”) at the Master level
  • Lecture “Visual perception” at the course “Neuropsychology” at the Master level  
  • Lecture ”Gender and the Brain” at the course ”Cognitive psychology” at the Bachelor level

External

  • Lecture on ”Gender and the Brain” at the course ”Gender & Body Dynamics” at the Department of Sociology
  • Talks about the brain, cognition and gender at various institutions.  
  • Talks about topics such as: gender identity, sexuality og feminism, and the conditions and challenges for gender minorities in the Danish Health care system.  

Other activities

  • President of “Selskabet Danske Neuropsykologer” (The Danish Neuropsychological Society).

 

 

 

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