Hello, Dr RS Consultant Neuropsychologist UK Wide here from Medico-Legal and Neuroscience Partnership. I am a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and a founder member of the Russell Cairns Unit at the Radcliffe infirmary and then John Radcliffe Hospitals where I worked for 20 years until February 2012, developing the national and international profile of the Unit.
I specialized in the neuropsychological assessment of adults and children following trauma, brain injury, neurodevelopmental disorder and disease. I obtained BA and PhD degrees, and whilst undergoing further training, worked as a researcher in the fields of child development at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, and social deprivation at the London Hospital. I then completed a Master of Applied Science degree in Clinical Psychology at Glasgow University and later a Diploma (distinction) in Clinical Hypnosis at University College London. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), a member of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology, hold the BPS Division of Neuropsychology Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN) and am on the Register of Applied Psychology Practitioner Supervisors (RAPPS).
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council. I joined Dr F Newcombe at the Russell-Cairns Unit in 1992 with sole responsibility for the development of a new Adult and Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychology service to the Department of Neurological Surgery and a number of related specialties. I was joint Head of Department and Lead Consultant with overall clinical responsibility for a broad range of neuropsychological clinics, including The Oxford Functional Neurosurgery Group, Neuro-oncology, Paediatric Neuropsychiatry, Cochlear Implant and Epilepsy Surgery Programs and was head of the Regional Paediatric Neuropsychology Service.
My caseload included approximately 50/50 adults and children. I routinely advised a number of other neuroscience centers nationally and internationally on the design and implementation of Clinical Neuropsychology services and research, and was responsible for the design and implementation of the neuropsychological arm of large multicenter RCTs. The Russell-Cairns Unit evolved into one of the largest and most diverse departments of Clinical Neuropsychology in the UK, embracing a broad range of experience and expertise, including a very active program of applied research, of which I was the Director. I had responsibilities in teaching and the neuropsychological training of clinical psychologists, and supervised related clinical and postgraduate research at The University of Oxford. I continue to train and supervise candidates for the QiCN qualification. I remain active in research and publish in, and referee for, well respected peer-reviewed journals on the neuropsychological sequelae of brain injury and disease.
I have undertaken court skills training (i.e., Bond Solon, and BPS post-qualification training), and given expert evidence in the courts. A review of my 10 year medicolegal practice indicated that I have prepared reports for over 50 solicitors/insurance companies, spilt approximately 60/40 between defendant and claimant. My medico-legal practice is listed in Sweet & Maxwell Legal Hub I follow their code of practice and my medico-legal work has been refereed.
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