The Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS) was developed as a purpose built tool to efficiently screen for cognitive problems after stroke. The OCS was developed at the University of Oxford, in the Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre (OCNC), which is part of the Oxford Cognitive Health NIHR Clinical Research Facility.
Dr Nele Demeyere is the academic lead on OCS.
Dr Demeyere’s first degrees were in cognitive psychology and neurosciences (undergraduate and Masters at the KULeuven, Belgium), followed by a PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology at the University of Birmingham. This was followed by postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford, where together with Prof Humphreys, she led the development of the Oxford Cognitive Screen. She is now an associate Professor at the Department of Experimental Pscyhology and heads the Translational Neuropsychology Group in the OCNC and holds the Stroke Association Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation Lectureship
Prof Glyn W Humphreys oversaw all the development work for OCS and instigated the first translations of OCS in Hong Kong and mainland China, before unexpectedly passing away early January 2016.
Prof Humphreys was the Watts professor and Head of Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. His research interests covered the diagnosis and management of cognitive problems after brain injury, visual attention, perception, language and the control of action and social cognition. Prof Humphreys had published over 500 papers in international journals and 16 books. He had edited the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Visual Cognition (founding Editor) and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. He was a world leading neuropsychologist, with numerous awards and accreditations.(The Spearman Medal, The Prize for Cognitive Psychology, The President’s Award and the Lifetime achievement Award of the British Psychological Society, A Humboldt Fellowship, The Leibniz Professorship and Special Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Sciences, the Royal Society for Medicine, the Academy of Social Sciences and the British Academy).
Emeritus Prof M Jane Riddoch was part of the core developing team and currently advises on OCS applications, translations and developments.
Having originally trained as a physiotherapist Prof Riddoch took a degree and PhD in Psychology. She is now an emeritus Professor at the University of Oxford. Her research includes visual disorders including agnosia and optic aphasia, attention disorders such as neglect and extinction, action disorders such as apraxia action disorganisation syndrome, and neuropsychological rehabilitation. Prof Riddoch has also published 150 papers in leading international journals and authored/edited 5 books.