David has a clinical and academic background in rehabilitation and neuropsychology. He is interested in cognitive neuroscience and psychology, and the application of research in these areas to rehabilitation, focusing particularly on patients following stroke.
David worked as a physiotherapist in the National Health Service for many years, specializing in neurological rehabilitation. He completed a MSc (part-time) in Clinical Neuroscience and was subsequently awarded a fellowship from the Stroke Association, completing a PhD in Birmingham exploring the impact of the neglect syndrome on movement following stroke. He subsequently worked at Leeds Metropolitan University before returning to Birmingham as Senior Lecturer in the new School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation.
Research group: Movement Rehabilitation
Research interests: Neurorehabilitation; Stroke; Neglect, Cognitive and Motor Performance; Clinical Neuroscience, Imagery, Learned nonuse
COCKSWORTH, R. L. & PUNT, T. D. 2013. When the left hand does not know what the left hand is doing: response mode affects mental rotation of hands. Experimental Brain Research, 228, 87-95.
PUNT, T. D., COOPER, L., HEY, M. & JOHNSON, M. I. 2013. Neglect-like symptoms in complex regional pain syndrome: Learned nonuse by another name? Pain, 154, 200-203.
PUNT, T. D., RIDDOCH, M. J. & HUMPHREYS, G. W. 2013. Motor extinction: a deficit of attention or intention? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 644.
STURT, R. & PUNT, T. D. 2013. Caloric vestibular stimulation and postural control in patients with spatial neglect following stroke. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 23, 299-316