Dr Kate HumphreysBSc MSc PhD DClinPsy CPsychol AFBPsS QICN

  • Areas Covered:
  • Basildon
  • London
  • Luton
  • Personal Injury Assessment (Psychological)
  • Medical Negligence
  • Neuropsychology

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Typical areas of involvement

  • Personal Injury (Adults and Children)
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Road Accident
  • Effects of Automatism in Traffic Situations
  • Work Accident
  • Housing Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Reliability of Witness
  • Employment Cases
  • Does not provide Neuropsychological appointments on anyone under the age of 18 years.

Employment History

2015 – Current

Principal Research Clinical Neuropsychologist, Imperial College London

  • 2011 – Current

    Highly Specialist Clinical Neuropsychologist, South London and Maudsley Trust

    2009 – 2011

    Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

    2006 – 2009

    Trainee Clinical Psychologist, King’s College London

    2003 – 2006

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University

    2001 – 2003

    Demonstrator and ad-hoc Lecturer, Birkbeck College London

    2000 – 2002

    Research Assistant (P/T), University College London, U.K.

    1999 – 2000

    Rehabilitation Assistant (P/T),  National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

    1990 – 1999

    Senior Computer Programmer,  John Lewis Partnership, London U.K.


Psychological therapy for psychogenic amnesia: Successful treatment in a single case study. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Cassel, A. & Humphreys K. (2015)

Health and Memory Aids: levels of smartphone ownership in patients. Journal of Mental Health

Migo, E., Haynes, R., Harris, L., Friedner, K., Humphreys K, Kopelman, M. (2014)

  • The anatomy of the callosal and visual-association pathways in high-functioning autism: a DTI tractography study. Cortex, 47, 863-73

    Thomas C, Humphreys K, Jung KJ, Minshew N, Behrmann M.(2011)

    Normal movement selectivity in autism. Neuron, 66,461-9

    Dinstein I, Thomas C, Humphreys K, Minshew N, Behrmann M, Heeger DJ. (2010)

    Probing the face-space of individuals with prosopagnosia. Neuropsychologia, 48,1828-41

    Nishimura M, Doyle J, Humphreys K, Behrmann M. (2010)

    Reduced structural connectivity in ventral visual cortex in congenital prosopagnosia. Nature Neuroscience, 12, 29-31

    Thomas C, Avidan G, Humphreys K, Jung KJ, Gao F, Behrmann M.

    Cortical patterns of category-selective activation for faces, places and objects in adults with autism. Autism Research, 1, 52-63

    Humphreys, K., Hasson, U., Avidan, G., Minshew, N. & Behrmann, M. (2008)

    Reduction in white matter connectivity, revealed by DTI, may account for age-related changes in face perception. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 268-284

    Behrmann, M., Thomas, C. Moya, L.H., Peters, M.A., Avidan. G., Humphreys, K. & Jung, K.J. (2008)

    Visual Category-Selectivity for Faces, Places and Objects Emerges Along Different Developmental Trajectories. Developmental Science, 10, F15-F30

    Scherf, S., Behrmann, M., Humphreys, K. & Luna, B. (2007)

    A fine-grained analysis of facial expression processing in autism. Neuropsychologia, 45, 685-695

    Humphreys, K., Minshew, N., Lee Leonard, G. & Behrmann, M. (2007)

    The development of ‘face-space’ in infancy. Visual Cognition, 15, 578-698

    Humphreys, K. & Johnson, M.H. (2007)

    A detailed investigation of facial expression processing in congenital prosopagnosia as compared to acquired prosopagnosia. Experimental Brain Research, 176, 356-373

    Humphreys, K., Avidan, G. & Behrmann, M. (2006)

    Seeing it differently: Visual processing in autism. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 10, 258-264

    Behrmann, M., Thomas, C. & Humphreys, K. (2006)

    Using “Bubbles” with babies: A new technique for investigating the informational basis of infant perception. Infant Behavior and Development, 29, 471-475

    Humphreys, K., Gosselin, F., Schyns, P. & Johnson, M.H. (2006)

    Configural processing in autism and its relationship to face processing. Neuropsychologia, 44, 110-129

    Behrmann, M., Avidan, G., Lee Leonard, G., Kimchi, R., Luna, B., Humphreys, K. & Minshew, N. (2006)

    Exploring the Williams syndrome face processing debate: The importance of building developmental trajectories. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45, 1258-1274

    Karmiloff-Smith, A., Thomas, M., Annaz, D., Humphreys, K., Ewing, S., Grice, S., Brace, N., Van Duuren, M., Pike, G., & Campbell, R. (2004)

    Developing a brain specialized for face perception: a converging methods approach. Developmental Psychobiology, 40, 200-212

    De Haan, M., Humphreys, K. & Johnson, M.H. (2002)

Recent Training Courses

Completed Expert Witness Training Seminars (The Role and Duty of the Expert Witness; Skills in Report Writing; Skills in preparing Joint Statements; Cross-examination and Courtroom Skills) Royal Society of Medicine Half Day Conference on Functional Neurological Disorders, online September 2020 Individual Courtroom Skillls Training , Bond Solon, online, September 2020 Effective techniques for Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety Symptoms, British Psychological Society Workshop October 2020 Pain and Medicolegal Workshop, Expert Witness Institute online workshop, October 2020 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Children and Adolescents), SDS/BPS accredited workshop, online October 2020 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Treatment of Phobias (Children and Adolescents) SDS/BPS accredited workshop, online October 2020

Professional Qualifications


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology King’s College London


Ph.D. Psychology, Birkbeck College University of London

  • 2000

    M.Sc. (hons.), Cognitive Neuropsychology University of London


    B.Sc. (hons.) Psychology University of London


    M.A. (hons.) Natural Sciences University of Cambridge


  • British Psychological Society, Division of Neuropsychology Full Practitioner Membership
  • British Neuropsychological Society

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