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Professor Dermot Bowler

Professor of Psychology

School of Arts and Social Sciences , Department of Psychology

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City University London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
UK

About

Background

Professor Dermot Bowler graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1976 and gained his PhD from the University of London in 1986. After working at the Thomas Coram Research Unit and the Medical Research Council, he joined City University London as a lecturer in 1990.

He has also held honorary positions at the Universite de Montreal and is currently an adjunct professor at McGill University, Montreal.

Research

Professor Bowler's research interests focus on memory in people from the high functioning end of the autism spectrum, and have been generously supported by the Medical Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, the Nuffield foundation and Autism Speaks.

Publications

Journal Article (75)

  1. Bowler, D.M., Gaigg, S.B. and Gardiner, J.M. (2014). Binding of multiple features in memory by high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(9), 2355-2362.
  2. Maras, K.L., Wimmer, M.C., Robinson, E.J. and Bowler, D.M. (01 Oct 2014). Mental imagery scanning in autism spectrum disorder. RESEARCH IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS, 8(10), 1416-1423. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2014.07.003
  3. Gaigg, S.B., Bowler, D.M. and Gardiner, J.M. (2014). Episodic but not semantic order memory difficulties in autism spectrum disorder: evidence from the Historical Figures Task.. Memory, 22(6), 669-678. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2013.811256
  4. Lind, S., Williams, D.M., Bowler, D. and Peel, A. (2014). Episodic memory and episodic future thinking impairments in high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: An underlying difficulty with scene construction or self-projection?. Neuropsychology, 28(1), 55-65. doi: 10.1037/neu0000005
  5. Maras, K.L., Mulcahy, S., Memon, A., Picariello, F. and Bowler, D.M. (2014). Evaluating the effectiveness of the self-administered interview© for witnesses with autism spectrum disorder. Applied Cognitive Psychology.
  6. Meyer, B.J., Gardiner, J.M. and Bowler, D.M. (2014). Directed Forgetting in High-Functioning Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  7. Massand, E., Bowler, D.M., Mottron, L., Hosein, A. and Jemel, B. (01 Sep 2013). ERP Correlates of Recognition Memory in Autism Spectrum Disorder. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 43(9), 2038-2047. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1755-x
  8. Massand, E. and Bowler, D.M. (2013). Atypical Neurophysiology Underlying Episodic and Semantic Memory in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-18.
  9. Maras, K.L., Memon, A., Lambrechts, A. and Bowler, D.M. (2013). Recall of a live and personally experienced eyewitness event by adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(8), 1798-1810.
  10. Lind, S.E., Williams, D.M., Raber, J., Peel, A. and Bowler, D.M. (2013). Spatial navigation impairments among intellectually high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder: Exploring relations with theory of mind, episodic memory, and episodic future thinking. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122(4), 1189-1199.
  11. Maras, K.L. and Bowler, D.M. (2012). Context reinstatement effects on eyewitness memory in autism spectrum disorder. British Journal of Psychology, 103(3), 330-342.
  12. Williams, D.M., Bowler, D.M. and Jarrold, C. (2012). Inner speech is used to mediate short-term memory, but not planning, among intellectually high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder. Development and Psychopathology, 24(1), 225-239.
  13. Maras, K.L. and Bowler, D.M. (2012). Brief report: Suggestibility, compliance and psychological traits in high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6(3), 1168-1175.
  14. Maras, K.L., Gaigg, S.B. and Bowler, D.M. (Oct 2012). Memory for emotionally arousing events over time in Autism Spectrum Disorder.. Emotion, 12(5), 1118-1128. doi: 10.1037/a0026679
  15. Maras, K.L. and Bowler, D.M. (2012). Eyewitness Testimony in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Review. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-16.
  16. Williams, D.M., Bowler, D.M. and Jarrold, C. (2012). Inner speech is used to mediate short-term memory, but not planning, among intellectually high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder. Development and Psychopathology, 24(1), 225-239.
  17. Crane, L., Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (2012). Remembering the past and imagining the future in autism spectrum disorder. Memory, 21(2), 157-166. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2012.712976
  18. Constable, P., Gaigg, S.B., Bowler, D.M. and Thompson, D.A. (30 Aug 2012). Motion and pattern cortical potentials in adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. Documenta Ophthalmologica, 125(3), 219-227. doi: 10.1007/s10633-012-9349-7
  19. Maras, K.L., Memon, A., Lambrechts, A. and Bowler, D.M. (2012). Recall of a live and personally experienced eyewitness event by adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-13.
  20. Poirier, M., Martin, J.S., Gaigg, S.B. and Bowler, D.M. (Feb 2011). Short-term memory in autism spectrum disorder.. J Abnorm Psychol, 120(1), 247-252. doi: 10.1037/a0022298
  21. Maras, K. and Bowler, D.M. (Jun 2011). Brief Report: Schema Consistent Misinformation Effects in Eyewitnesses with Autism Spectrum Disorder. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 41(6), 815-820. doi: 10.1007/s10803-010-1089-5
  22. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (2010). Episodic memory and episodic future thinking in adults with autism. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119(4), 896-905.
  23. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (Apr 2010). Impaired Performance on See-Know Tasks Amongst Children with Autism: Evidence of Specific Difficulties with Theory of Mind or Domain-General Task Factors?. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 40(4), 479-484. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0889-y
  24. Bowler, D.M., Gaigg, S.B. and Gardiner, J.M. (Feb 2010). Multiple list learning in adults with autism spectrum disorder: parallels with frontal lobe damage or further evidence of diminished relational processing?. J Autism Dev Disord, 40(2), 179-187. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0845-x
  25. Martin, J.S., Poirier, M. and Bowler, D.M. (May 2010). Brief Report: Impaired Temporal Reproduction Performance in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 40(5), 640-646. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0904-3
  26. Maras, K.L. and Bowler, D.M. (2010). The cognitive interview for eyewitnesses with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(11), 1350-1360.
  27. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (2010). Impaired performance on see-know tasks amongst children with autism: Evidence of specific difficulties with theory of mind or domain-general task factors?. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(4), 479-484. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0889-y
  28. Maras, K.L. and Bowler, D.M. (2010). The Cognitive Interview for Eyewitnesses with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-11.
  29. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (2009). Delayed self-recognition in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(4), 643-650. doi: 10.1007/s10803-008-0670-7
  30. Gaigg, S.B. and Bowler, D.M. (Aug 2009). Brief report: Attenuated emotional suppression of the attentional blink in Autism Spectrum Disorder: another non-social abnormality?. J Autism Dev Disord, 39(8), 1211-1217. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0719-2
  31. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (Jun 2009). Language and Theory of Mind in Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Relationship Between Complement Syntax and False Belief Task Performance. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 39(6), 929-937. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0702-y
  32. Bowler, D.M., Gaigg, S.B. and Gardiner, J.M. (Apr 2009). Free recall learning of hierarchically organised lists by adults with Asperger's syndrome: additional evidence for diminished relational processing.. J Autism Dev Disord, 39(4), 589-595. doi: 10.1007/s10803-008-0659-2
  33. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (2009). Recognition memory, self-other source memory, and theory-of-mind in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(9), 1231-1239. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0735-2
  34. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (2009). Recognition memory, self-other source memory, and theory-of-mind in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(9), 1231-1239. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0735-2
  35. Bowler, D.M., Limoges, E. and Mottron, L. (Jun 2009). Different Verbal Learning Strategies in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence from the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 39(6), 910-915. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0697-4
  36. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (Sep 2009). Recognition Memory, Self-Other Source Memory, and Theory-of-Mind in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 39(9), 1231-1239. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0735-2
  37. Gaigg, S.B. and Bowler, D.M. (Jul 2009). Illusory memories of emotionally charged words in autism spectrum disorder: further evidence for atypical emotion processing outside the social domain.. J Autism Dev Disord, 39(7), 1031-1038. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0710-y
  38. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (Apr 2009). Delayed Self-recognition in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 39(4), 643-650. doi: 10.1007/s10803-008-0670-7
  39. Molesworth, C.J., Bowler, D.M. and Hampton, J.A. (Oct 2008). When prototypes are not best: judgments made by children with autism.. J Autism Dev Disord, 38(9), 1721-1730. doi: 10.1007/s10803-008-0557-7
  40. Bowler, D.M., Gaigg, S.B. and Gardiner, J.M. (07 Mar 2008). Effects of related and unrelated context on recall and recognition by adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder.. Neuropsychologia, 46(4), 993-999. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2007.12.004
  41. Bowler, D.M., Gaigg, S.B. and Gardiner, J.M. (Jan 2008). Subjective organisation in the free recall learning of adults with Asperger's syndrome.. J Autism Dev Disord, 38(1), 104-113. doi: 10.1007/s10803-007-0366-4
  42. Saavalainen, P.M., Luoma, L., Laukkanen, E., Bowler, D.M., Maatta, S., Kiviniemi, V. and Herrgard, E. (May 2008). School performance of adolescents born preterm: Neuropsychological and background correlates. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, 12(3), 246-252. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2007.08.007
  43. Gaigg, S.B., Gardiner, J.M. and Bowler, D.M. (07 Mar 2008). Free recall in autism spectrum disorder: the role of relational and item-specific encoding.. Neuropsychologia, 46(4), 983-992. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2007.11.011
  44. Gaigg, S.B. and Bowler, D.M. (2008). Free recall and forgetting of emotionally arousing words in autism spectrum disorder.. Neuropsychologia, 46(9), 2336-2343. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.03.008
  45. Saavalainen, P., Luoma, L., Bowler, D., Maeaettae, S., Kiviniemi, V., Laukkanen, E. and Herrgard, E. (2007). Spatial span in very prematurely born adolescents. DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 32(3), 769-785.
  46. Gaigg, S.B. and Bowler, D.M. (15 May 2007). Differential fear conditioning in Asperger's syndrome: implications for an amygdala theory of autism.. Neuropsychologia, 45(9), 2125-2134. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2007.01.012
  47. Bowler, D.M., Gardiner, J.M. and Gaigg, S.B. (2007). Factors affecting conscious awareness in the recollective experience of adults with Asperger's syndrome. Consciousness and Cognition, 16(1), 124-143.
  48. Smith, B.J., Gardiner, J.M. and Bowler, D.M. (Mar 2007). Deficits in free recall persist in Asperger's syndrome despite training in the use of list-appropriate learning strategies. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 37(3), 445-454. doi: 10.1007/s10803-006-0180-4
  49. Saavalainen, P., Luoma, L., Bowler, D., Timonen, T., Maatta, S., Laukkanen, E. and Herrgard, E. (Jan 2006). Naming skills of children born preterm in comparison with their term peers at the ages of 9 and 16 years. DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY, 48(1), 28-32. doi: 10.1017/S0012162206000077
  50. Bowler, D.M., Briskman, J., Gurvidi, N. and Fornells-Ambrojo, M. (2005). Understanding the Mind or Predicting Signal-Dependent Action? Performance of Children With and Without Autism on Analogues of the False-Belief Task. JOURNAL OF COGNITION AND DEVELOPMENT, 6(2), 259-283. doi: 10.1207/s15327647jcd0602_5
  51. Molesworth, C.J., Bowler, D.M. and Hampton, J.A. (Jun 2005). The prototype effect in recognition memory: intact in autism?. JOURNAL OF CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY, 46(6), 661-672. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2004.00383.x
  52. Berguno, G. and Bowler, D. (Nov 2004). Understanding pretence and understanding action. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 22, 531-544. doi: 10.1348/0261510042378254
  53. Burack, J.A., Iarocci, G., Flanagan, T.D. and Bowler, D.M. (Feb 2004). On mosaics and melting pots: Conceptual considerations of comparison and matching strategies. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 34(1), 65-73. doi: 10.1023/B:JADD.0000018076.90715.00
  54. Berguno, G. and Bowler, D.M. (Sep 2004). Communicative interactions, knowledge of a second language, and theory of mind in young children. JOURNAL OF GENETIC PSYCHOLOGY, 165(3), 293-309. doi: 10.3200/GNTP.165.3.293-309
  55. Bowler, D.M., Gardiner, J.M. and Berthollier, N. (Oct 2004). Source memory in adolescents and adults with Asperger's syndrome. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 34(5), 533-542. doi: 10.1007/s10803-004-2548-7
  56. Gardiner, J.M., Bowler, D.M. and Grice, S.J. (Jun 2003). Further evidence of preserved priming and impaired recall in adults with Asperger's syndrome. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 33(3), 259-269. doi: 10.1023/A:1024450416355
  57. Burack, J.A., Iarocci, G., Bowler, D. and Mottron, L. (2002). Benefits and pitfalls in the merging of disciplines: The example of developmental psychopathology and the study of persons with autism. DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, 14(2), 225-237.
  58. Bowler, D.M., Gardiner, J.M., Grice, S. and Saavalainen, P. (2001). Erratum: Memory illusions: False recall and recognition in adults with asperger's syndrome (Journal of Abnormal Psychology (2000) 109:4 (663-673)). Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 110(2), 215-215.
  59. Bowler, D.M., Gardiner, J.M. and Berthollier, N. (2000). Source memory in adults with Asperger's syndrome. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 135-135.
  60. Bowler, D.M., Gardiner, J.M. and Grice, S.J. (Aug 2000). Episodic memory and remembering in adults with Asperger syndrome. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 30(4), 295-304. doi: 10.1023/A:1005575216176
  61. Bowler, D.M. (Jun 2000). Asperger's syndrome: A guide for parents and professionals.. INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 9(2), 125-125. doi: 10.1002/1522-7219(200006)9:2<125::AID-ICD205>3.3.CO;2-G
  62. Bowler, D.M., Berthoud-Papandropou, I. and Kilcher, H. (2000). Metalinguistic awareness in children with and without autism. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 35(3-4), 297-298.
  63. Bowler, D.M., Briskman, J.A. and Grice, S. (Dec 1999). ]Experimenter effects on children's understanding of false drawings and false beliefs. JOURNAL OF GENETIC PSYCHOLOGY, 160(4), 443-460.
  64. Bowler, D.M., Gardiner, J., Grice, S. and Saavalainen, P. (1999). Illusory memories in the free recall of high-functioning individuals with autism.. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 18-18.
  65. Bowler, D.M., Gardiner, J.M. and Grice, S. (18 Mar 1998). Episodic memory in high-functioning autism.. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 10, 49-49.
  66. Bowler, D.M. and Brook, S.L. (1998). SPD and autistic spectrum disorder. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION DISORDERS, 33(1), 91-95.
  67. Bowler, D.M. (Sep 1997). Reaction times to mental state and non-mental state questions in false belief tasks by high-functioning individuals with autism. EUROPEAN CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, 6(3), 160-165.
  68. Stefanatou, A. and Bowler, D. (Mar 1997). Depiction of pain in the self-drawings of children with sickle cell disease. CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, 23(2), 135-155. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.1997.tb00889.x
  69. Bowler, D.M., Matthews, N.J. and Gardiner, J.M. (Jan 1997). Asperger's syndrome and memory: Similarity to autism but not amnesia. NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, 35(1), 65-70. doi: 10.1016/S0028-3932(96)00054-1
  70. Bowler, D.M., Matthews, N.J. and Gardiner, J.M. (1996). Implicit memory in Asperger's syndrome: No support for the autism-amnesia parallel. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 31(3-4), 15460-15460.
  71. Bowler, D.M. (1996). Mindblindness: An essay on autism and theory of mind - BaronCohen,S. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DISORDERS OF COMMUNICATION, 31(2), 210-213.
  72. BROOK, S. and BOWLER, D. (Jun 1995). COMMUNITY ADJUSTMENT OF MOBILE PEOPLE WITH LEARNING-DIFFICULTIES AFTER TOTAL HOSPITAL CLOSURE - A PRELIMINARY-REPORT. JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH, 39, 177-185.
  73. BOWLER, D. and WORLEY, K. (May 1994). SUSCEPTIBILITY TO SOCIAL-INFLUENCE IN ADULTS WITH ASPERGERS-SYNDROME - A RESEARCH NOTE. JOURNAL OF CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY AND ALLIED DISCIPLINES, 35(4), 689-697. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.1994.tb01214.x
  74. BROOK, S. and BOWLER, D. (Mar 1992). AUTISM BY ANOTHER NAME - SEMANTIC AND PRAGMATIC IMPAIRMENTS IN CHILDREN. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 22(1), 61-81. doi: 10.1007/BF01046403
  75. Bowler, D.M. (1991). Rehearsal training and short-term free-recall of sign and word labels by severely handicapped children. Journal of Mental Deficiency Research, 35(2), 113-124.

Chapter (2)

  1. Bowler, D., Gaigg, S. and Lind, S.E. (06 Jan 2011). Researching the Autism Spectrum. Roth, I. and Rezaie, P. (Ed.), Researching the Autism Spectrum: Contemporary perspectives (pp. 316-346) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 0521736862.
  2. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D. (31 Dec 2010). Episodic memory and autonoetic consciousness in autism spectrum disorders: The roles of self-awareness, representational abilities, and temporal cognition. Boucher, J. and Bowler, D. (Ed.), Memory in Autism (pp. 166-187) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 0521184010.

Conference (4)

  1. Bowler, D.M. (2001). Autism: Specific cognitive deficit or emergent end point of multiple interacting systems?. Fifth European Congress of Psychology, 06 Jul 1997, Dublin, Ireland.
  2. Bowler, D.M., Gardiner, J.M., Grice, S. and Saavalainen, P. (01 Nov 2000). Memory illusions: False recall and recognition in adults with Asperger's syndrome. 6th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive-Neuroscience-Society, Apr 1999, Washington, D.C.. doi: 10.1037//0021-843X.109.4.663
  3. Bowler, D.M. and Briskman, J.A. (01 Aug 2000). Photographic cues do not always facilitate performance on false belief tasks in children with autism. Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society, 08 Sep 1995, Univ Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. doi: 10.1023/A:1005552811441
  4. Bowler, D.M. (01 Jul 1992). Theory of mind in Asperger's syndrome. London Conference of the British Psychological Soc, Dec 1989, London, England. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.1992.tb01962.x

Education

- PS1002 Specialist Background in Psychology
- PS3007 Psychological Approaches to Autism
- PS3001 Psychology Project