Hooper is an international expert in child neuropsychology with much of his research, clinical activity, and community outreach devoted to developmental disabilities. He joined the UNC faculty in 1987 and has held his current position since 2013.
Hooper’s interests revolve around training and expertise in child neuropsychology, with specific activities devoted to outreach, research, and clinical endeavors.
Hooper directs a long-standing Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology Service through the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities where he sees children and their families with a wide variety of neurodevelopment and acquired neurological disorders.
In the training arena, this clinic has allowed for the participation of trainees across a number of different disciplines. In addition to the clinical training experiences provided via the Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology Service, Hooper conducts an annual class via the UNC School of Education that addresses core issues in brain development, brain structure, and brain functions, and how these factors contribute to the neurological basis of childhood exceptionalities.