Past neuro-research

This is an archive of our research projects.

Past neuro-research publications from the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability


Kempny AM, James L, Yelden K, Duport S, Farmer S, Playford ED, Leff AP (2016)
Functional near infrared spectroscopy as a probe of brain function in people with prolonged disorders of consciousness.
NeuroImage: Clinical. Jul 27;12:312-9

V Lord & J Opacka-Juffry (2016)
Electroencephalography (EEG) Measures of Neural Connectivity in the Assessment of Brain Responses to Salient Auditory Stimuli in Patients with Disorders of Consciousness.
Frontiers in Psychology 7: 397.

O’Kelly J &, Bodak R (2016)
Development of the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Advanced Huntington’s Disease: A Pilot Validation Study
Music Therapy. Jun 29

J Samanta, K Yelden & S Sargent (2016)
Should people in the minimally conscious state have a (recognised) right to reassessment?
Contemporary Issues in Law, 2016, Volume 14 Issue 1 pages 63-82.

Spring JA (2016)
Design of evidence-based gardens and garden therapy for neurodisability in Scandinavia: data from 14 sites
. Neurodegener Dis Manag. 2016 Apr;6(2):87-98.

Magee WL, Siegert RJ, Taylor SM, Daveson BA, Lenton-Smith G.(2016)
Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC): Reliability and Validity of a Measure to Assess Awareness in Patients with Disorders of Consciousness.
Journal of Music Therapy. Spring;53(1):1-26.


Paterson H, Carpenter C.(2015)
Using different methods to communicate: how adults with severe acquired communication difficulties make decisions about the communication methods they use and how they experience them.
Disabil Rehabil.;37(17):1522-30.

Magee WL, O’Kelly J (2015)
Music therapy with disorders of consciousness: current evidence and emergent evidence-based practice.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. Mar;1337:256-62

Tak S, Kempny AM, Friston KJ, Leff AP, Penny WD.(2015)
Dynamic causal modelling for functional near-infrared spectroscopy.
Neuroimage. May 1;111:338-49

Yelden K, Duport S, Kempny A, Playford ED (2015)
A rehabilitation unit at night: environmental characteristics of patient rooms.
Disabil Rehabil. 37(1):91-6


Spring JA, Viera M, Bowen C, Marsh N.(2014)
Is gardening a stimulating activity for people with advanced Huntington’s disease? Dementia (London).

Magee WL, Siegert RJ, Daveson BA, Lenton-Smith G, Taylor SM.(2014)
Music therapy assessment tool for awareness in disorders of consciousness (MATADOC): standardisation of the principal subscale to assess awareness in patients with disorders of consciousness.
Neuropsychol Rehabil.;24(1):101-24

Finch H, Arumugam V.(2014)
Assessing the accuracy and reliability of direct height measurement for use in adult neurological patients with contractures: a comparison with height from ulna length.
J Hum Nutr Diet. Apr;27 Suppl 2:48-56


O’Kelly J, James L, Palaniappan R, Taborin J, Fachner J, Magee WL. (2013)
Neurophysiological and behavioral responses to music therapy in vegetative and minimally conscious States.
Front Hum Neurosci. Dec 25;7:884.