Bsc (Hons), PhD, PGCertHe, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Paul joined Middlesex in 2000 after a three-year spell of post-doctoral work in the Tyler & Marslen-Wilson lab at the Centre for Speech & Language at Cambridge University. Prior to this he had completed his PhD in the neuropsychology of semantic representation at Royal Holloway, University of London while working as an RA with Elaine Funnell.



de Mornay Davies, P., Lisesdatter, D.Y., & Baldo, J.V. (in prep). Getting the gist but losing the words: Inducing a profile of conduction aphasia in healthy adults.

Justus, T., Larsen, J.,Yang, J.,de Mornay Davies, P., Dronkers, N., & Swick, D. (2011). The role of Broca's area in regular past-tense morphology: An event-related potential study. Neuropsychologia 49, 1-18.

Franco, F., Brunswick, N. & de Mornay Davies, P. (2010). Music of language, language of music. The Psychologist, 23, 913-914.

Brunswick, N., McDougall, S. & de Mornay Davies, P. (Eds.) (2010). Reading and Dyslexia in Different Orthographies. Hove, Psychology Press.

McDougall, S., Brunswick, N., & de Mornay Davies, P. (2010). Readingand dyslexia in different orthographies: An introduction and overview. In N. Brunswick, S. McDougall, & P. de Mornay Davies, (Eds.) Reading and Dyslexia in Different Orthographies. Hove, Psychology Press.

Justus, T.,Yang, J., Larsen, J., de Mornay Davies, P. & Swick, D. (2009).An event-related potential study of cross-modal morphological and phonological priming. Journal of Neurolinguistics 22, 584-604.

Justus, T., Larsen, J., de Mornay Davies, P. & Swick, D. (2008). Interpreting dissociations between regular and irregular past-tense morphology: Evidence from event-related potentials. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience 8, 178-194.

de Mornay Davies, P., & Funnell, E. (2003). Ease of predication does not account for imageability effects in performance: A reply to Jones (2002). Brain & Language87, 305-310.

Moss, H.M., Kopelman, M., Cappelletti, M., de Mornay Davies, P., & Jaldow, E. (2003). Lost for words or loss of memories? Autobiographical memory in semantic dementia. Cognitive Neuropsychology20, 703-732.

Tyler, L.K., de Mornay Davies, P., Anokhina, R., Longworth, C., Randall, B., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2002). Dissociations in processing past tense morphology: Neuropathology and behavioral studies.Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 14, 79-94.

de Mornay Davies, P., & Funnell, E. (2000). Semantic representation and Ease of Predication.Brain & Language 73, 92-119.

de Mornay Davies, P. (1998). Automatic semantic priming: The contribution of lexical and semantic level processes. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology 10, 389-412.

Funnell, E., & de Mornay Davies, P. (1996). JBR: A reassessment of concept familiarity and a category-specific disorder for living things. Neurocase 2, 461-474.

Downes, J.J., Davis, E.J., de Mornay Davies, P., Perfect, T.J., Wilson, K., Mayes, A.R., & Sagar, H.J. (1996). Stem-completion priming in Alzheimer's disease: The importance of target word articulation. Neuropsychologia 34, 63-75.

Perfect, T.J., Downes, J.J., de Mornay Davies, P., & Wilson, K. (1992). Preserved implicit memory for lexical information in Alzheimer's disease. Perceptual and Motor Skills 74, 747-754.

• Research Degrees Co-ordinator 2011- present

• Biological & Cognitive Psychology (Module Leader)

• Neuropsychology • Language & Communication

• Research methods & statistics

• MSc Health Psychology

• BSc & MSc Dissertation supervision

Cognitive neuropsychological & ERP priming investigations of agrammatic and conduction aphasia; disorders of semantic & autobiographical memory; language & working memory. Semantic, morphological and phonological aspects of aphasia; neuropsychology of language; conceptual organisation of semantic memory.

Dissertation Supervision Interests: Language processing, semantic representation, aphasia, acquired dyslexia, language & WM.

Research Publications

Membership of professional bodies etc:

• Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society

• Member, British Neuropsychological Society

• Member, British Aphasiology Society

• Member, Cognitive Neuroscience Society

• Member, Organising Committee of the 'Music of Language, Language of Music: Development, Meaning and Literacy' seminar series funded by the British Psychological Society; hosted by Middlesex and Cambridge Universities, 2010-2011 (

• Member, Organising Committee of 'The role of orthographies in reading and spelling' workshop funded by the Experimental Psychology