A word from Dr David Hacker
Hi, Dr David Hacker, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist here 🙂
I work as a neuropsychology expert witness in traumatic brain injury cases. Having been writing medico-legal neuropsychology reports for the courts for many years, I have prepared over 200 reports.
My neuropsychology expert witness role includes; reporting on neuropsychological impairment in personal injury and clinical negligence cases; undertaking medico-legal assessments for Claimant and Defendant solicitors.
PLEASE DIRECT ALL ENQUIRIES TO MY SECRETARIES KAREN AND SUE. They control my diary 🙂
A brief resume of my medico-legal specialist expertise is set out below.
My NHS post is at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (0.7 WTE), where I am the lead neuropsychologist for traumatic brain injury. Clients with a range of acquired brain injuries fall under my care.
Dr David Hacker Medico-Legal Expertise
Lead consultant Neuropsychologist Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Lead psychologist for Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
Cognitive behavioural approaches to mental disorder
I am pleased to accept instructions through my medico-legal secretarial team at SM Legal Services.
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Dr David Hacker Brief CV
I am a Chartered and Registered Clinical Psychologist with post-doctoral training in neuropsychology. I hold a substantive post in the NHS where I work at a regional neuroscience centre with clients with a range of neurological conditions and acquired brain injuries. I am the lead psychologist for traumatic brain injury at University Hospital Birmingham. I previously worked as an NHS Neuropsychologist in post-acute, community, outpatient and neurobehavioral settings, working with clients with acquired brain injuries.
Academic: BSc (Hons) Psychology, DClinPsy Clinical Psychology; Pg. Dip (Post-Doctoral) Clinical Neuropsychology. Honorary Lecturer Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Birmingham; I contribute to teaching on the Birmingham Clinical Psychology Doctorate as well as the UoB MSc in Trauma Science.
Professional bodies: Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society; Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC). For the purposes of CPD, I am a Professional Member of the USA National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) an Affiliate Member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) and a member of the International Neuropsychological Society.
Clinical experience: Inpatient and community work with people with acquired brain injury. I am currently the lead Neuropsychologist for Traumatic Brain Injury at the QEHB Major Trauma Centre involving both acute inpatient and outpatient work for TBI as well as more general Neuropsychology referrals from Neurosurgery and Neurology (0.7 WTE). I provided teaching to a range of MDT staff members including neurology, contribute to multidisciplinary research and am responsible for cognitive screening protocols and training and supervision of Occupational Therapy staff. I regularly prepare reports for the Court on brain-injury related matters in personal injury, clinical negligence and other such cases. I prepare around 40 personal injury neuropsychology reports per year.
Research: I am currently involved in a number of ongoing research projects including: Repetition concussion in sport (RECOS); The Golden Hour Trial (Acute Biomarkers of outcome in TBI) as well as validity studies of cognitive assessment tools (S-NAB and D-KEFS).