Dr Denise Ruprai

Dr Denise Ruprai

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology
Research Associate

Contact details

Trauma, Social Harm and Health Research Team
Dept of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, UK
B15 2TT

Denise Ruprai is a Research Associate in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology at the University of Birmingham. She is an analytical and researched-focused individual with extensive knowledge in neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neuroanatomy and trauma related social science research, along with versatile experience in complex data analysis and high-performance computing.


Doctor of Philosophy in Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging
Birmingham University, Birmingham, England

Master of Research in Cognitive Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation
Birmingham University, Birmingham, England

Bachelor of Science in Human Psychology
Aston University, Birmingham, England


Current projects
Trauma, Social Harm and Health Research Team

Research Interests
Areas of expertise lie within neuropsychology and neuroimaging. Dr. Ruprai has experience of administering (neuro)psychological batteries, intelligence testing and mood scales, amongst others, to a clinical, as well as healthy population. She is interested in the neural and cellular mechanisms underlying behaviour and cognition, and in doing so, understand the implications of social and environmental constructs on human health and well-being.

Personal research interests lie within: Neuropsychology, in particular intelligence, Neuroplasticity, Biopsychology, Chrono-psychology, and Trauma-psychology (e.g., PTSD, complex Trauma), and the impacts of Domestic Abuse in a wider social and legal context. 

Other activities

Registered Graduate Member, British Psychological Society (MBPsS), Membership Number BPS_487299

Associate Member, British Neuropsychological Society (BNS), Membership Number BNS_662

Mental Health First Aider (registered 2021-2024)