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Professor David Rose

Emeritus Professor

David Rose is a former Dean of the School of Psychology. Before joining the University in 1994, he was Reader in Psychology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. David’s particular interest within psychology involves the biological aspects of the subject. David has published on various aspects of the teaching of psychology. His main research area is recovery mechanisms following brain damage, a subject on which he has published extensively.

  • School of Psychology
    The University of East London
    Stratford Campus
    London
    E15 4LZ
  • f.d.rose@uel.ac.uk

    David Rose is Emeritus Professor at the University of East London (UEL).  A Psychologist by training, he gained a BSc degree in psychology (University of London) and a PhD in Neuropsychology from University College, London.  For many years he worked at Goldsmiths College London where he was Head of the Psychology Department for seven years. During that time he was also a member of the Civil Service Selection Board Panel of Psychologists.  

    In 1994 he moved to UEL where he was at various stages the Dean of the School of Psychology, Assistant Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Exchange).  His research interests throughout his academic career have been in mechanisms of recovery of function following brain damage and how knowledge of these mechanisms can be incorporated within rehabilitation programmes.  He has published extensively in this area. 



    Overview

    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    Rose, F. D., Brooks, B. M., & Rizzo, A. A. (2005). Virtual reality in brain damage rehabilitation: review. Cyber Psychology & Behavior, 8 (3), 241-262. doi:10.1089/cpb.2005.8.241

    Harrison, A., Derwent, G., Enticknap, A., Rose, F. D., & Attree, E. A. (2002). The role of virtual reality technology in the assessment and training of inexperienced powered wheelchair users. Disability and Rehabilitation, 11(24), 599–606. doi:10.1080/09638280110111360

    Rose, F. D., & Brooks, B. M. (2002). The use of virtual environments in cognitive retraining following brain damage. Proceedings of the International Conference on Assistive Technology (ICAT 2002)106–116.

    Rose, F. D., Brooks, B. M., & Attree, E. A. (2002). An exploratory investigation into the usability and usefulness of training people with learning disabilities in a virtual environment. Disability and Rehabilitation, 24(11–12), 627–633. doi:10.1080/09638280110111405

    Brooks, B., Attree, E., Rose, D., Clifford, B. R., & Leadbetter, A. (1999). The specificity of memory enhancement during interaction with a virtual environment. Memory, 7(1), 65–78. doi:10.1080/741943713

    Brooks, B. M., McNeil, T. E., Rose, F. D., Greenwood, R. T., Attree, E. A., & Leadbetter, A. G. (1999). Route learning in a case of amnesia: the efficacy of training in a virtual environment. Neurospsychological Rehabilitation, 9(1), 63–76. doi:10.1080/713755589

    Pugnetti, L., Attree, E. A., Mendozzi, L., Barbieri, G., Motta, A., Alpini, D., et al. (1999). Developments of collaborative research on VR applications in mental health. Focus on cybersickness and memory testing. The International Journal of Virtual Reality, 4, 41–48.

    Riva, G., Rizzo, A., Alpini, D., Attree, E. A., Barbieri, E., Bertella, L., et al. (1999). Virtual environments in the diagnosis prevention, and intervention of age-related diseases: a review of VR scenarios proposed in the EC VETERAN Project. Cyberpsychology & Behavior, 2(6), 577–593. doi:10.1089/cpb.1999.2.577

    Rose, F. D., Brooks, B. M., & Attree, E. A. (1999). Virtual environments in memory assessment and retraining. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 5(2), 125.

    Rose, F. D., Attree, E. A., Brooks, B. M., Parslow, D. M., Penn, P. R., & Ambihaipahan, N. (1999). Transfer of training from virtual to real environments. The International Journal of Virtual Reality, 4(1).

    Andrews, T. K., Rose, F. D., & Johnson, D. A. (1998). Social and behavioural effects of traumatic brain injury in children. Brain Injury, 12, 133–138. doi:10.1080/026990598122755

    Brooks, B. M., Rose, F. D., Potter, J., Jayawardena, S., & Morling, A. (2004). Assessing stroke patients’ prospective memory using virtual reality. Brain Injury, 18(4), 391–401. doi:10.1080/02699050310001619855

    Attree, E. A., Rose, F. D., & Brooks, B. M. (1998). Virtual reality applications in the clinical neurosciences. Advances in Clinical Neurosciences, 8, 99–110.

    Pugnetti, L., Mendozzi, L., Brooks, B. M., Attree, E. A., Barberi, E., Alpini, D., et al. (1998). Active versus passive exploration of virtual environments modulates spatial memory in MS patients: a yoked control study. The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 19, 424–430. doi:10.1007/BF00539600

    Pugnetti, L., Mendozzi, L., Attree, E. A., Barbieri, E., Brooks, B. M., Cazzullo, C. L., et al. (1998). Probing memory and executive functions with virtual reality. Past and present studies. Cyberpsychology & Behavior, 1(2), 151–161. doi:10.1089/cpb.1998.1.151

    Brooks, B. M., Attree, E. A., & Rose, F. D. (1997). An evaluation of the use of virtual environments in neurological rehabilitation. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 5, 121.

    Rose, F. D., Johnson, D. A., & Attree, E. A. (1997). Rehabilitation of the head-injured child: basic research and new technology. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation, 1, 3–7.

    Hill, K. L. M., Rose, F. D., & Attree, E. A. (1996). The effects of mental practice on a simulated motor impairment. British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 3, 542–544.

    Johnson, D. A., & Rose, F. D. (1996). Brain injury in childhood — is younger better? Disability Awareness, 13.

    Johnson, D. A., Rose, F. D., & Attree, E. A. (1996). Neurological rehabilitation after head injury in children: needs, belief and provision. European Journal of Neurology, 3(Supp. 2).

    Morinan, A., Attree, E. A., & Rose, F. D. (1996). Environmental enrichment decreases hippocampal monoamine oxidase activity. Journal of Pharmacology, 10(Supp. 3), A25.

    Rose, F., Attree, E., Andrews, T., & Leadbetter, A. (1996). Applications of virtual reality to brain damage rehabilitation. Proceedings of the British Psychology Society, 4(1), 63.

    Parslow, D. M., Rose, F. D., Brooks, B. M., Fleminger, S., Gray, J. A., Giampietro, V., et al. (2004). Allocentric spatial memory activation of the hippocampal formation measured with fMRI. Neuropsychology, 18(3), 450–461. doi:10.1037/0894-4105.18.3.450

    Rose, F. D., Johnson, D. A., Attree, E. A., Leadbetter, A. G., & Andrews, T. (1996). Virtual reality in neurological rehabilitation. British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 3, 223–228.

    Rose, F. D., Attree, E. A., Brooks, B. M., Leadbetter, A. G., & Andrews, T. K. (1996). Virtual reality: an ecologically valid tool for assessment in neurological rehabilitation. European Journal of Neurology, 3(Supp. 2), 131–132.

    Webb, C., Rose, F. D., Johnson, D. A., & Attree, E. A. (1996). Age and recovery from brain injury: clinical opinions and experimental evidence. Brain Injury, 10, 303–310. doi:10.1080/026990596124476

    Rose, F. D., Attree, E. A., & Johnson, D. A. (1996). Virtual reality: an assistive technology in neurological rehabilitation. Current Opinion in Neurology. 9(6), 461–467. doi:10.1097/00019052-199612000-00012

    Non-peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    Parslow, D. M., Morris, R. G., Fleminger, S., Gray, J. A., Rose, F. D., Brooks, B., et al. (2001). A functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation into the neural correlates of allocentric and egocentric spatial memory using virtual reality. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York.

    Parslow, D. M., Morris, R. G., Fleminger, S., Gray, J. A., Rose, F. D., Brooks, B., et al. (2001). An investigation of spatial memory using virtual reality and fMRI [Abstract No. 718]. Human Brain Mapping, Brighton, UK.

    Rose, F. D., Attree, E. A., Brooks, B. M., & Andrews, T. K. (2001). Learning & memory in virtual environments — a role in neurorehabilitation? Questions (and occasional answers) from UEL. Presence-Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 10(4), 345–358. doi:10.1162/1054746011470208

    Rose, F. D., Attree, E. A., Brooks, B. M., Parslow, D. M., Penn, P. N., & Ambihaipahan, N. (2000). Training in virtual environments: transfer to real world tasks and equivalence to real task training. Ergonomics, 43(4), 494–511. doi:10.1080/001401300184378

    Rose, D., & Foreman, N. (1999). Virtual Reality. The Psychologist, 12(11), 550–554.

    Johnson, D. A., Rose, F. D., Rushton, S., Pentland, B., & Attree, E. A. (1998). Virtual reality a new prosthesis in brain injury in rehabilitation. Scottish Medical Journal, 43, 81–83.

    Rose, F. D., & Brooks, B. M. (2004). The virtual office trainer: a teaching tool for people with learning disabilities. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 11(3), 96.

    Siddiqui, U. N., Rose, F. D., & Attree, E. A. (1996). Recovery from brain damage: views of general practitioners on the importance of age at the time of injury. Medical Science Research, 24, 237–238.

    Books

    Attree, E. A., Brooks, B. M., Rose, F. D., & Andrews, T. K. (1996). Memory processes and virtual environments: I can’t remember what was there, but I can remember how I got there. Implications for people with disabilities. European Conf. Disability, Virtual Reality & Assoc. Tech.

    Rose, F. D., & Johnson, D. A. (1996). Brain injury and after: towards improved outcome.

    Edited Books

    Radford, J., Van Laar, D., & Rose, D. (Eds.). (1998). Innovations in psychology teaching: SEDA.

    Sharkey, P., Rose, F. D., & Lindstrom, J. L. (Eds.). (1998). 2nd European Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies.

    Book Chapters

    Brooks, B. M., Rose, F. D., Potter, J., Attree, E. A., Jayawardena, S., & Morling, A. (2002). Assessing stroke patients’ ability to remember to perform actions in the future using virtual reality. In P. Sharkey, C. S. Lányi & P. Standen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies, Hungary (pp. 239–245).

    Morris, R. G., Parslow, D., Fleminger, S., Brooks, B., Brammer, M., & Rose, D. (2002). Functional magnetic resonance imagining investigation of allocentric spatial memory tested using virtual reality in patients with anoxic hippocampal damage. In P. Sharkey & P. Standen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies, Hungary (pp. 87–92).

    Morris, R. G., Kotitsa, M., Bramham, J., Brooks, B., & Rose, F. D. (2002). Virtual reality investigation of strategy formation, rule breaking and prospective memory in patients with focal prefrontal neurosurgical lesions. In P. Sharkey, C. S. Lányi & P. Standen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies, Hungary (pp. 101–108).

    Rose, F. D., Brooks, B. M., & Attree, E. A. (2002). Virtual reality in vocational training of people with learning disabilities. In P. Sharkey, A. Cesarani, L. Pugnetti & A. Rizzo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd Internal Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies, Sardinia (pp. 129–135).

    Harrison, A., Derwent, G., Enticknap, A., Rose, F. D., & Attree, E. A. (2000). Applications of virtual reality technology to the assessment and training of powered wheelchair users. In P. Sharkey, A. Cesararis, L. Pugnetti & A. Rizzo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies (pp. 15–22).

    Rose, F. D., Brooks, B. M., & Leadbetter, A. G. (2004). Preliminary evaluation of a virtual reality based driving simulation test. The Fifth International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies, New College Oxford, UK, 63–68.

    Mendozzi, L., Pugnetti, L., Barbieri, E., Attree, E. A., Rose, F. D., Moro, W., et al. (2000). VIRT — factory trainer project. A generic productive process to train persons with disabilities. In P. Sharkey, A. Cesararis, L. Pugnetti & A. Rizzo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies (pp. 115–122).

    Rose, F. D., Brooks, B. M., & Attree, E. A. (2000). Virtual reality in vocational training of people with learning disabilities. In P. Sharkey, A. Cesararis, L. Pugnetti & A. Rizzo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies (pp. 129–135).

    Pugnetti, L., Mendozzi, L., Barbieri, G., Motta, A., Alpini, D., Attree, E. A., et al. (1998). Developments of a VR-based collaborative research into executive functions and memory impairments. In P. Sharkey, F. D. Rose & J. L. Lindstrom (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies.

    Rose, F. D., Attree, E. A., Brooks, B. M., & Johnson, D. H. (1998). Virtual environments in brain damage rehabilitation: a rationale from basic neuroscience. In G. Riva, B. K. Wiederhold & E. Molinan (Eds.), Virtual environments in clinical psychology and neuroscience: methods and techniques in advanced patient-therapist Interaction (pp. 233–242).

    Rose, F. D., Attree, E. A., Brooks, B. M., Parslow, D. M., Penn, P. N., & Ambihaipahan, N. (1998). Transfer of training from virtual to real environments. In P. Sharkey, F. D. Rose & J. L. Lindstrom (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies.

    Rose, F. D., Attree, E. A., & Brooks, B. M. (1997). Virtual environments in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. In G. Riva (Ed.), Virtual reality in neuro-psycho-physiology: cognitive, clinical and methodological Issues in assessment and rehabilitation (pp. 147–155).

    Johnson, D. A., & Rose, F. D. (1996). Towards improved outcome. In F. D. Rose & D. A. Johnson (Eds.), Brain injury and after: towards improved outcome (pp. 185–198).

    Conference Papers

    Parslow, D. M., Morris, R. G., Fleminger, S., Gray, J. A., Rose, F. D., Brooks, B., et al. (2001). A functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation into the neural correlates of allocentric and egocentric memory using virtual reality. Paper presented at the ICOM3, Valencia.

    Rose, F. D., Brooks, B. M., Attree, E. A., McNeil, J. E., Jayawardena, S., Parslow, D. M., et al. (1999). Virtual environments in memory assessment. Paper presented at the Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment Conference, London.

    Conference Proceedings

    Brooks, B. M., Attree, E. A., Rose, F. D., Leadbetter, A. G., & Clifford, B. R. (1996). How virtual reality participation selectively enhances memory. Paper presented at the International conference on Memory.

    Brooks, B. M., & Rose, F. D. (2003). The use of virtual reality in memory rehabilitation: current findings and future directions. Neurorehabilitation, 18(2), 147–157.

    Brooks, B. M., Rose, F. D., Johnson, D. A., Andrews, T. K., & Gulamali, R. (2003). Support for children following traumatic brain injury: the views of educational psychologists. Disability and Rehabilitation, 25(1), 51–56.

    Johnson, D. A., Rose, F. D., & Brooks, B. M. (2003). Age and recovery from brain injury: legal opinions and experimental evidence. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation, 6(2), 103–109.

    Brooks, B. M., Rose, F. D., Attree, E. A., & Elliot-Square, A. (2002). An evaluation of the efficacy of training people with learning disabilities in a virtual environment. Disability and Rehabilitation, 24(11–12), 622–626. doi:10.1080/09638280110111397

    Publications

    Since retiring from UEL in 2010 David has developed a portfolio of activities.  These have included:

    • Cerebra (a charity concerned with neurological disorders in children and young people). - Chair of the Board of Trustees.
    • Place2Be (a charity which provides counselling services for children within schools).  - Trustee and Chair of the Training Committee.
    • ARCOS (Association for the Rehabilitation of Communication and Oral Skills). -  Chair of the Research Advisory Committee and external adviser.
    • British Red Cross - Member of the Research Advisory Committee. Member of the CALMER Research Project Steering Group (CALMER is the psychosocial support model for humanitarian workers developed by BRC).
    • Humanitarian Futures Programme (King’s College London) – Adviser to the Director.
    • Mental Health in Society Task Force – launched by the Labour Party in 2015 – Member.
    • UNSWIS (Universities in Support of Wounded, Injured and Sick Service Personnel), a network of 40 universities which assist wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, their partners and Veterans to make the transition to civilian careers by providing short work experience placements, taster sessions and academic advice – Coordinator.
    • Veterans Research Hub (ARU) - Consultancy
    • Armed Forces Covenant Fund Panel – Member (2015/2016) and follow up advisory work.


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