Emeritus Professor Max Coltheart

Emeritus Professor Max Coltheart

Max Coltheart

Elected in 2001

Short citation at year of election

Professor Coltheart's distinguished experimental research in cognitive neuropsychology and his theoretical contributions have established him as a leading world authority, particularly in the neuropsychology of reading disability (dyslexia) and disorders of semantic memory and language. His widely cited research has had a major impact in shaping the work of others in Australia and in major research centres abroad and is generally acknowledged as leading to a much clearer understanding of the nature of language and memory disorders and appropriate means for their treatment. He is the Founding Editor (1984) and Editor-in-Chief of Cognitive Neuropsychology, the most influential journal in its field, and has served (1972-1985) as Editor of the British Journal of Psychology and as President of the Experimental Psychology Society in the UK (1985-1987).

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