I am a London-based Consultant Neuropsychologist and visiting Professor of Neuropsychology at University College London. I have around 40 years’ experience working in the National Health Service, most of that time as Head of Neuropsychology in a major neurosciences centre, in Southampton and in Cambridge. I have authored or edited four books in the area of Neuropsychology, including one on memory disorders, and I am past-President of the British Neuropsychological Society. I received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement award from my professional body, the British Psychological Society. I set up the first Memory Aids Clinic in the country, at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. I won an award for this clinic, for my book The Paradoxical Brain, and for my article, On the Pursuit of Clinical Excellence. As a consultant neuropsychologist, I carry out neuropsychological assessment for diagnostic purposes such as dementia diagnosis. I also prepare medicolegal reports for law firms, dealing with issues in brain injury patients such as condition and prognosis, and with issues such as clinical negligence. I offer cognitive rehabilitation for those who have suffered a brain injury.
In addition to my Neuropsychology practice, I am actively involved in patient safety and NHS management. I have published articles in this field, I am a member of the patient safety committee of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, and I offer workshops on topics such as preventing unconscious bias in healthcare.