ART Research Fellows
After initially training as a Clinical Neuropsychologist, Dr James completed a PhD with Prof Andy Young at the University of York investigating neurobehavioural disorders after acquired brain injury. He has recently left the NHS to work full-time in private practice, conducting medicolegal expert assessments for Court and providing treatment and rehabilitation. He continues to hold an honorary research post in the NHS, addressing executive dysfunction (including JEF) after brain injury in the community, and also joined Goldsmiths as a Visiting Research Fellow last year. He is CPD lead for the BPS Division of Neuropsychology.
Avril is the Principal of a hospital school in Dublin, Ireland. The school provides rehabilitation education services in an acute neuro surgical setting. She is currently undertaking a PhD in UCC Cork, examining the training needs of Irish teachers in supporting successful school re-entry for students with acquired brain injury. She is currently interested in using JEF-C© in the acute rehabilitation hospital school setting. By establishing accurate baseline information on executive function, educational planning can be targeted to support students’ specific needs early in their recovery. As an advisor to the National Council for Special Education in Ireland, she hopes to eventually use JEF-C© in school contexts beyond that of the hospital school.