Consultant Clinical Psychologist
I am a chartered clinical psychologist with the HCPC and the British Psychological Society, of which I am a member of their Division of Neuropsychology.
I have extensive experience in specialist brain injury neuropsychological assessment and treatment, particularly with regards to challenging behaviour, mood, cognitive impairment and social issues. I completed my Undergraduate degree in Psychology at Edinburgh University before completing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London and Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology at Glasgow University.
I have worked in post-acute inpatient neurorehabilitation and community based rehabilitation across the NHS, private and charity sectors. I have been working as a treating clinician in medico-legal cases since 2010 and as an expert witness since 2012. I am a trustee for Headway North London, and prior to this lead the rehabilitation service at Re:Cognition Health. I have published papers in a number of areas of clinical psychology including brain injury rehabilitation.
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
I am a chartered clinical psychologist with the HCPC and the British Psychological Society. My specialisms include: cognitive rehabilitation following acquired brain injury, particularly in a medicolegal context; neuropsychological assessment and treatment, particularly in the areas of emotional and social adjustment, cognitive difficulties, post-traumatic stress, sleep and challenging behaviour; capacity assessments; the treatment of functional disorders; the psychological assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with mood and behaviour difficulties; and the psychological treatment of adults with mood difficulties.
I was awarded an MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience from Goldsmiths, London, before completing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London and Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology from Glasgow University.
I have provided consultative neuropsychology services to the City and Hackney Psychology Service (East London NHS Foundation Trust) and the stroke unit at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth. I have also previously worked for Re:Cognition Health, Wandsworth CAMHS and the Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit and Neurodisability Service.
I have worked as an expert witness in civil litigation and for the Crown Prosecution Service.
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Neurorehabilitation Specialist
I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1988 having studied at University College Dublin and the University of Surrey. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a member of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology and the Division of Neuropsychology. I am a chartered clinical psychologist with the HCPC and a Charted Scientist and also hold qualifications from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MSc in sexually transmitted infections) and the University of Glasgow (Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology.
I have extensive experience in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of chronic conditions acquired brain injury. I have worked in the NHS, Re:Cognition Health and The Hospital Of St John & St Elizabeth. I have worked extensively with adolescents with chronic conditions. I have extensive therapeutic experience and have trained in Systemic (family) therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) in addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I am chair of trustees for WhizzKids United, a charity that runs Africa’s only adolescent HIV clinic. I am a consultant for UNICEF working mainly in Russia and the former soviet republics.
I have published more than 30 papers in a number of areas of clinical psychology. I am an associate editor of Behavioral Medicine.
Trainee Clinical Psychologist
I qualified for Clinical Psychologist registration in Australia in August 2018, and am currently working as a Trainee Clinical Psychologist whilst converting my professional qualifications to the UK. I am a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Zoology at the University of Melbourne before going on to complete my Postgraduate Diploma and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Swinburne University of Technology.
I have worked and studied in the field of Psychology since 2005, initially focusing on mental health with a special interest in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Before moving into the field of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation where I have worked across the NHS and private sectors, including the NHS Royal Free Trust, Re:Cognition Health, and the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth. I have worked across inpatient and community settings and with a wide range of neurological conditions.
I am experienced with cognitive assessment and intervention, mental capacity assessments, family support and education, staff training, multidisciplinary team working, challenging behaviour, mental health, research and audit, report writing, and individual and group therapy (including cognitive-behavioural therapy). This includes working with reduced insight, adjustment, and psychological flexibility.
Senior Assistant Psychologist
I am a chartered psychologist with the Italian Council of Psychologists, currently working as an assistant psychologist whilst converting my professional qualification in UK.
My specialisms include: cognitive rehabilitation following acquired brain injury, combined with challenging behaviours and mental health difficulties; report writing and assessments; goals monitoring and team training/supervision; data analysis and neuropsychology research.
I was awarded an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychological Rehabilitation from Sapienza, University of Rome, in 2016. In the same year I was winner of the “Course of Excellence Awards” following a workshop focused on “Trauma and Brain: stress-related disorders and neural plasticity”. I then moved to London to complete my 12 months of internship before passing the State Examination to practice the as a Clinical Psychologist in Italy. In Feb 2019, I registered with the Italian Council of Psychologists and I’m currently in the process of converting my qualification for HCPC in the UK.