I am a clinical psychologist specialising in neuropsychology. This means I work with people who have sustained an injury to their brain or have a condition that affects their brain function, such as dementia.
My role involves understanding how a patient’s brain condition affects their cognitive abilities (thinking skills), behaviour and mood. Alongside the patient and/or family, we then develop individualised recommendations and/or plans to maximise their abilities and/or achieve rehabilitation goals. This includes working as part of Bradford Community Head Injury Rehabilitation Team, where I work alongside occupational therapists and a social worker to provide specialist rehabilitation for people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury.
I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2003, and have worked for Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2006.
I began specialising in clinical neuropsychology in 2012, completing the post-doctorate diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Glasgow in 2015. I am currently undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Neuropsychology Practice. I also hold qualifications in systemic and family therapy, and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR).