Dr S Kumar

Dr Kumar is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and a leading academician in cognitive neuroscience.  He has the skills, knowledge and experience of neuropsychological assessments, evaluation of cognitive difficulties and psychological sequelae of acquired brain injury and neuropsychiatric conditions.  He employs cognitive remediation techniques for neurorehabilitation of clients with cognitive problems.

Dr Kumar is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology, Oxford Brookes University, where he heads the EEG lab and is also a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.  He completed his clinical psychology and neuropsychology training at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India.  Previously he has worked as a Stipendiary Lecturer at Somerville College, University of Oxford, and Research Fellow in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience lab at the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham.

Dr Kumar has clinical and research interests in Neuropsychology of brain injury.  He has published in leading scientific journals on cognitive problems in patients with head injury, stroke and amnesia.  He researches cognitive and neural mechanisms of action based attentional modulation and links them with the endophenotypes of neuropsychiatric conditions using techniques such as EEG, TMS and fMRI.

Besides research and neuropsychological clinical work, he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students as an academic and tutorial supervisor.  He is a module leader on Biological Psychology and contributes to the Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience module.

M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience, Bangalore, India

Ph.D in Clinical Neuropsychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience, Bangalore, India

Practitioner Psychologist-Clinical Psychologist
Health Care Professions Council, UK (PYL30434)

Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford

Visiting Researcher, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

Neuropsychological evaluation of patients with head injury, stroke, epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric conditions
IQ assessments
Neuropsychological assessments of dementia and other memory problems
Neurorehabilitation – cognitive remediation and retraining
Psychological intervention for emotional problems related to neuropsychiatric conditions
Neuropsychological/Psychometric assessments
Medico legal work

Glyn W Humphreys, Sanjay Kumar, Eun Young Yoon, Melanie Wulff, Katherine Roberts, & M J Riddoch. Attending to possibilities of action.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: B 368:20130059; doi:10.1098/rstb.2013.0059

Sanjay Kumar, Shobini L. Rao, B.A. Chandramouli & Shibu Pillai (2013). Reduced Contribution of Executive Functions in impaired Working Memory Performance in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Patients. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2012.12.038

Sanjay Kumar, M J Riddoch, & Glyn W Humphreys. (2013). Mu rhythm desynchronization reveals motoric influences of hand action on object recognition. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00066

Eun Young Yoon, Glyn W Humphreys, Sanjay Kumar, & Pia Rotshtein. (2012). The neural selection and integration of actions and objects: An fMRI study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 2268-2279.

Sanjay Kumar, Eun Young Yoon, & Glyn W Humphreys. (2012). Perceptual and motor based responses to actions on objects. Experimental Brain Research, 220, 153-164.

Anna L. Telling, Sanjay Kumar, Antje S. Meyer, & Glyn W Humphreys (2010). Electrophysiological evidence of semantic interference in visual search, Journal of Cognitve Neuroscience, 22, 2212-2225.

Glyn W Humphreys, Eun Young Yoon, Sanjay  Kumar, Vaia Lestou, Keiko Kitadono, Katherine L. Roberst, & M. Jane Riddoch. (2010). The Interaction of attention and action: from seeing action to acting on perception. British Journal of Psychology, 101, 185-206.

Glyn W Humphreys, Eun Young Yoon, Sanjay  Kumar, Vaia Lestou, Keiko Kitadono, Katherine L. Roberst, & M. Jane Riddoch. (2010). Attention and its coupling to action. British Journal of Psychology, 101, 217-219.

Tej B. Singh, Gauri S. Kaloiya, Sanjay Kumar, & Rakesh K. Chadda. Rehabilitation need assessment of severely mentally ill and effect of intervention. Delhi Psychiatry Journal, 13, 109-116.

Sanjay Kumar, David Soto, Glyn W. Humphreys (2009). Electrophysiological evidence for attentional guidance by the contents of working memory. European Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 307-317. Graphics from the study featured as the cover of the issue.

Sanjay Kumar, Shobini L. Rao, B.A. Chandramouli & Shibu Pillai (2009).  Reduction of Functional Brain Connectivity in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Patients during Working Memory, Journal of Neurotrauma, 26, 665-675.

Sanjay Kumar, Shobini L. Rao, Biju Sunny, & B. N. Gangadhar. (2007).Wide spread cognitive deficits associated with anterograde psychogenic amnesia. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 61,583-586.

Sanjay Kumar, Shobini L. Rao, Ragesh G. Nair, Shibu Pillai, B.A.Chandra Mouli & D.K. Subbakrishna (2005). Sensory gating deficits in development of post concussive symptoms in mild head injury. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 59, 466-472.

Sanjay Kumar (2002). Stress and Indigenous Coping. In J.P. Balodhi (ed.) Application of Oriental Philosophical Thoughts in Mental Health, NIMHANS Publication, Bangalore, 125-133.

Femke Rutters, Sanjay Kumar , Suzanne Higgs , &  Glyn W. Humphreys. Electrophysiological evidence for enhanced representation of food stimuli in working memory. (Under Review)

Dr Kumar provides his expert professional services throughout the operational region of Health Private Ltd.  He is available on most weekends and weekdays to undertake private work.  Dr Kumar accepts video link (Skype) and telephone consultations and this professional service is available countrywide.

To book an appointment please contact:

info@health-private.co.uk

Dr Sanjay Kumar