David Johnson

David K. Johnson, assistant professor, psychology and gerontologyDavid Johnson is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialty training in Gerontology and Neuropsychology.   He is an assistant professor in Clinical Psychology at University of Kansas. Johnson has considerable multidisciplinary experience and worked closely with Geriatricians, Neurologists, Neuropathologists, Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, and Biostatisticians in medical and academic settings. He also received specialty training in longitudinal data analysis as a postdoctoral fellow in Neurology at the Washington University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centre, examining white matter disease, Alzheimer’s dementia, Lewy Body disease, and dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease. He is also an adjunct faculty in Neurology at KU Medical Centre and works closely with Jeff Burns of the Brain Ageing Project and the Alzheimer Disease Centre in Kansas City.

His primary interest is in clinical research that identifies cognitive and emotional processes that characterise healthy ageing and dementia. Although some age-related change may be part of healthy ageing processes, there are certain changes in memory and cognition that are early markers of dementia pathology leading to profound intellectual decrements in individuals with dementia. His research explores neuropsychological changes in ageing and how these changes impact thinking and emotion. Johnson is motivated by a framework that suggests multiple, co-occurring factors that affect cognitive ageing. He focuses on understanding these diverse, and dissociable, brain changes in ageing and dementia and how they affect cognition and emotion.

He completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2003 from Washington University of St Louis.

Credits to University of Kansas

Published: 27 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015


Marcial Losada

Marcial LosadaMarcial Losada is the founder and executive director of Losada Line Consulting, an organisation that specialises in developing high performance teams. He currently consults with executives and their teams at several corporations in the US and around the world.

Formerly, as director of the Centre for Advanced Research (CFAR) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he conducted studies on the interaction dynamics and productivity of business teams that led him to implement a unique, scientifically based, approach to develop high performance teams. His pioneering work on applications of nonlinear dynamics to team interaction processes has been published in a number of prestigious scientific journals, and he has made several other contributions that have earned him worldwide recognition:

• He has given seminars and worked extensively to develop high performance teams with several corporations in Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, and Chile.

• He has given numerous seminars and workshops on team dynamics and performance at several major corporations in the US including Apple, AT & T, Boeing, DTE Energy, EDS, GM, Merck, Kellogg Foundation, and Mellon Foundation.

• Losada was invited to present his work at University of Cambridge, Harvard Business School, Graduate Business School at University of Michigan, Sloan School of Management at MIT, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Stanford Research Institute, and Institute for the Future in Menlo Park, California.

• He presented his findings on applications of nonlinear dynamics to team interaction and productivity at the prestigious Director’s Colloquium in Los Alamos National Laboratory.

• He has briefed Vice-President Al Gore and the president of MIT, Dr Charles Vest, on the interaction dynamics of high performance teams.

• He is currently developing high performance teams at BCI, BHP-Billiton, and CODELCO.

Credits to Social Psychology Network

Published: 09 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015