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Cambridge Judge Business School


Jan Stochl is a Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and formerly a Psychometrician in the Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge. During his time with us, Jan made an important contribution to our short courses and summer schools, in which his expertise in many facets and models of item response theory was invaluable. 

Jan obtained his MSc in the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University, Prague, in 2002, and followed this with postgraduate study in the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, specializing in methodology and statistics. He completed his doctorate entitled 'Structure of motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease' at Charles University in 2006, the project receiving a best project award from the President of the Czech Science Foundation in 2010. Between June and September 2007, Jan was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and in May and June, 2008, he was a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo. He is a member of the Movement Disorder Society and the European Huntington's Disease Network.   

Jan has published widely and taught courses on Anthopomotorics (measurement in kinesiology, also known as Kinanthropology), informantics, statistics and scientific methodology.

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Key publications: 

Štochl, J. (2012). Five essays on laterality. Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Štochl, J. (2008). Structure of motor symptoms of Parkinson´s disease. Prague: Karolinum.

Zvonař, M., Pavlík, J., Sebera, M., Vespalec, T., &Štochl, J. (2010).Vybrané kapitoly z antropomotoriky. Brno: Masarykova Univerzita.Selected chapters from Anthropomotorics

Štochl, J., Jones, P.B., Plaistow, J., Reininghaus, U., Priebe, S., Perez, J., Croudace, T.J. (2012). Multilevel ordinal factor analysis of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS). Paper accepted for publication in International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research.

Zimbrón, J., de Azúa, S. R., Khandaker, G., Gandamaneni, P. K., Crane, C. González-Pinto, A., Štochl, J., Jones, P. B. and Pérez, J. (2012). Clinical and Sociodemographic Comparison of People at High-Risk for Psychosis and with First-Episode Psychosis. Paper accepted for publication in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.

Štochl, J., Croudace, T., Perez, J., Birchwood, M., Lester, H., Marshall, M., et al. (2012). Usefulness of EQ-5D for evaluation of health related quality of life in young adults with first episode psychosis. Paper accepted for publication in Quality of Life Research.

Štochl, J., Jones, P., Croudace, T. (2012) Mokken scale analysis of mental health and well-being questionnaire item responses: a non-parametric IRT method in empirical research for applied health researchers BMC Medical Research Methodology, 12(1):74.

Štochl, J., Croudace, T. (2012) Predictors of human rotation. Paper accepted for publication inLaterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition.

Štochl, J., Croudace, T., Brožová, H., Klempíř, J., Roth, J., & Růžička, E. (2012) Changes of hand preference in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Neural Transmission,119(6), 693-696.

Štochl, J., Klempíř, J., & Roth, J. (2011). Reply: CAG repeat size in the normal HTT allele and age of onset in Huntington's disease. [Letter]. Movement disorders, 26(13), 2451-2451.

Russo, D., Štochl, J., Croudace, T.J., Graffy, J.P., Jouens, J., Jones, P.B., Perez, J. (2011). Use of the Theory of Planned Behaviour to assess factors influencing the identification of individuals at ultra high-risk for psychosis in Primary Care.Early intervention in psychiatry, 6(3), 265-275.

Hulejová, H., Levitová, A., Kuklová, M., Štochl, J., Haluzík, M., Pavelka, K., (2011). No effect of physiotherapy on the serum levels of adipocytokines in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Clinical Rheumatology, 31(1), 67-71.   

Kabacs, N., Memon, A., Obinwa, T., Štochl, J., & Perez, J. (2011). Lithium in drinking water and suicide rates across the East of England. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 198(5), 406-407.


Brožová, H., Štochl, J., Klempíř, J., Kuchařík, M., Růžička, E., & Roth, J. (2011). A sensitivity comparison of clinical tests for postural instability in patients with Huntington’s disease.Gait&Posture. 34(2), 245-247.

Klempíř, J., Židovská, J., Štochl, J., Kebrdlová, V., Uhrová, T., & Roth, J. (2011). The number of CAG repeats within the normal allele does not influence the age of onset in Huntington's disease.Movement Disorders, 26(1), 125-129.                                                                              

Štochl, J. (2008). Structure of motor symptoms of Parkinson´s disease. Prague: Karolinum.

Štochl, J. (2010). Návod na pilotní standardizaci testů: In: Zvonař, M. Vybrané kapitoly z Antropomotoriky. Pajdo. Guide to pilot standardization of research tools

Říčan, P. R., Lukavský, J., Janošová, P., & Štochl, J. (2010). Spirituality of American and Czech students – a cross-cultural comparison. Studia Psychologica, 52(3), 243-251.

Bezdíček, O., Balabánová, P., Havránková, P., Štochl, J., Roth, J., & Růţička, E. (2010). A Comparison of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment - Czech Version to the Mini Mental State in Identifying Cognitive Deficits in Parkinson’s Disease. Ceska a Slovenska Neurologie a Neurochirurgie, 73(2), 150-156.

Broţová, H., Štochl, J., Roth, J., & Růţička, E. (2009). Fear of Falling Has Greater Influence Than Other Aspects of Gait Disorders on Quality of Life in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease.Neuroendocrinology Letters, 30(4), 453-457.

Klempíř, J., Klempířová, O., Štochl, J., Špačková, N., & Roth, J. (2009). The relationship between impairment of voluntary movements and cognitive impairment in Huntington's disease. Journal of Neurology, 256(10), 1629-1633.

Štochl, J., Hagtvet, K. A., Broţová, H., Klempíř, J., Roth, J., & Růţička, E. (2009). Handedness does not predict side of onset of motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders, 24(12), 1836-1839.

Štochl, J., Boomsma, A., van Duijn, M., Růţička, E., & Broţová, H. (2008). Mokken scale analysis of the UPDRS: Dimensionality of the Motor Section revisited. Neuro endocrinology Letters, 29(1), 151-158.

Štochl, J., Boomsma, A., Růţička, E., Broţová, H., & Blahuš, P. (2008). On the Structure of Motor Symptoms of Parkinson´s Disease. Movement Disorders, 23(9), 1307-1312.

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