Hannah Thompson

Dr Hannah Thompson

+44 (0)1483 686865
31 AC 04
Monday 2-4pm (personal tutor hour Mon 1-2pm)

Academic and research departments

School of Psychology.



I completed my undergraduate degree at University College London (2005-2008), and began a PhD in 2009 at the University of York. I've since been based at York as a postdoctoral research fellow in neuropsychology until 2016 when I joined Surrey as a lecturer.

Research interests

My primary area of research is understanding language and memory difficulties following stroke. I conduct neuropsychological research with chronic stroke aphasia patients. My work primarily focuses on semantic cognition and stroke, and difficulties in comprehending in everyday situations - such as recognising objects or words, planning for the future or remembering the past. Methods include MRI lesion analysis and behavioural testing, alongside other methods such as experimental psychology, tDCS and TMS - all of which are used to explore the role of different brain regions in comprehension.

Research collaborations

Prof Beth Jefferies, University of York

Dr Paul Hoffman, University of Edinburgh

Prof Matt Lambon Ralph, University of Manchester

Dr Holly Robson, University of Reading


Biological Bases of Psychology with Research Methods 1 (Year 1)

Biological Bases of Psychology with Research Methods 2 (Year 2)

Brain and Behaviour with Research Methods (MSc conversion)

Departmental duties

Widening Participation and Outreach


British Neuropsychological Society

Experimental Psychology Society

Society for the Neurobiology of Language

British Aphasiology Society

My publications


Publication highlights


Please see my Google scholar page.