Dr Rhonda Booth is a Lecturer (Teaching) in the Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychiatry Section at the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London. She currently runs an M.Sc. programme in paediatric neuropsychology that caters for both clinical and educational psychologists and psychology graduates.
Rhonda initially studied psychology in her home country of New Zealand and held the role of Applied Psychologist at Auckland’s Starship Children’s Hospital. She worked with a variety of children with acquired brain injury and neurodevelopmental challenges. Since moving to the UK she developed her research interests in the neurological underpinnings of cognitive and social development and was awarded a PhD by King’s College London in 2006.
Postdoctoral work has included studying the social and cognitive profiles of individuals with corpus callosum disorders. Rhonda sits on the governance board for the International Consortium for the Corpus Callosum and Cerebral Connectivity (IRC5) and is the Research Consultant for Corpal, the parent association supporting those with corpus callosum disorders and Aicardi Syndrome in the UK. She received funding from Corpal to collate the research associated with agenesis of the corpus callosum and to communicate this to parents and health practitioners in an information booklet.