Professor of Psychology
University of Kent
Canterbury, England – United Kingdom
Professor David Wilkinson obtained postgraduate degrees in experimental psychology and neurological science from the University of Kent and University College London respectively, before completing post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School. Since moving back to Kent in 2005, he has continued to investigate the psychological and biological bases of human cognition with a view to developing more effective therapies for individuals with brain injury and other neurological conditions. His research group focuses on the therapeutic potential of caloric and galvanic vestibular stimulation which are non-invasive forms of neuro-modulation. Using these techniques, he has completed small and larger group trials in individuals with traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and episodic migraine. In allied work, he has investigated the prevalence and nature of mild traumatic brain injury in military veterans. Aside from leading his vestibular cognition research group, Professor Wilkinson is currently Head of Psychology at the University of Kent.
Tuesday, November 5
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM