Dr Kate HumphreysBSc MSc PhD DClinPsy CPsychol AFBPsS QICN

  • Areas Covered:
  • London
  • Brentwood
  • 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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