Professor Huw Williams
Associate Professor

Research

Research interests

  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation, particularly involving the role of emotion
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder in brain injury
  • Cognitive therapy for people with neurological conditions
  • Autobiographical memory access in neurological patients.

Current research includes:

The epidemiology (incidence and risk factors) of brain injury - projects developed with local NHS colleagues in A&E and Public health.

Identity, memory and traumatic experiences and development of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Neuro-cognitive profiling – e.g. in Sports Concussion and in Encephalitis (with Encephalitis Society).

fMR Imaging of brain activation in pain conditions with colleagues in medical Physics and from Rheumatology the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Emotional dys-regulation post brain injury in children.

Family and parenting issues post-brain injury. Identifying and managing mood disorders (e.g. Post traumatic Stress) after brain injury.

Integration of Cognitive Therapy and Neurorehabilitation for survivors of brain injury.

Grants/funding

2013: Awarded, Barrow Cadbury Trust to Disabilities Trust £60,000 – of which £7,000 to Ex U re: research consultancy. Role of Link workers in rehabilitation of young offenders with brain injury

2012: Awarded, Childrens’ Commissioners (England), £25,000, for research based review of needs of children with neuro-developmental and acquired conditions in justice system

2012: Awarded, British Psychological Society, with Dr Anna Adlam (UEA), £3,000 for web-seminars between UK, US and Australian Paediatric Neuropsychology Research Groups

2011: Awarded, Barrow Cadbury Trust, £10,000, for research based review on Criminal Justice System and Brain Injury

2009: Awarded, ESRC £15,000, with Dr Karen McAuliffe and Dr Atina Krajawska (Law), for Seminar  series on Advances in Paediatric neuroscience for Lawyers and Policy makers (in UK and EU)

2008: UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum: Big Lottery funding, £10,000, for research in Crime and Brain Injury.   

2007 Economic and Social Research Council
The individual in the group: Social identity and the dynamics of change (with T. Postmes, J. Jetten, C. Haslam, M. Ryan & H. Williams).

2007 Economic and Social Research Council
ESRC-Case funding, in collaboration with the Jockey Club UK, for research in concussion and memory in sports.

2007: Awarded – with Richard Hague, Candy McCabe, Ian Summers and Tom Hodgson, £10,000 for fMRI patterns in pain related brain activity - from DDART medical charity

2006: Awarded – with Prof A Haslam (PI), Prof Tom Psotmes, Prof J Jetten, Dr Cath Haslam, Dr Michelle Ryan, £1,250,000 from ESRC UK for research in Social identity change, trauma and Neuropsychology

2006 DAART
Brain Activation in Chronic Pain

2005 DAART
DAART

2004:  Awarded – additional funds, With Dr Richard Hague, Candy McCabe, Ian Summers and Tom Hodgson, £21,750 for fMRI patterns in pain related brain activity - from DDART medical charity.

2004:  Awarded, With Dr Richard Hague, Candy McCabe, Ian Summers and Tom Hodgson, £60,000 for fMRI patterns in pain related brain activity – before and after intervention, from DDART medical charity.

2003: Awarded British Academy grant of £800 for travel to the conference of the Australian Brain Injury assoc. and the International Neuropsychological Society in Brisbane/Uluru.

2002: Awarded, with Dr Janice Kay, £40,000 PhD studentship ESRC-Case funding, in collaboration with the Encephalitis Society, for research in Neuropsychological Profiles and Psychosocial Outcome in Encephalitis.

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