An exciting opportunity has arisen for a psychology graduate to join our expanding neuropsychology service in Oxford. This post is well suited to those looking to pursue a career in clinical psychology or further study in applied psychology. Working under the supervision of Consultant Clinical and Neuro Psychologists, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the delivery of psychotherapeutic interventions for patients with a diverse range of neurological conditions, but primarily acquired brain injury.
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Professor Andrew Worthington, Director of Headwise has recently released a new research paper. This paper examines the challenges facing neuropsychologists seeking to understand decision making processes and particularly the problems facing clinicians evaluating mental capacity. It is argued that neuropsychologists have focussed disproportionately one some aspects of executive function, primarily those linked to the dorsolateral prefrontal area, and failed to address the multiple factors likely to affect real world judgment and decision making for which more emphasis on the ventromedial region and new assessment paradigms are required.
Click here to download the full paper.
This is a pre-publication version of the following article: Worthington A (2019) Decision making and mental capacity: Resolving the frontal paradox. The Neuropsychologist 7: 31-35.
People with brain injury are over-represented in prison populations whilst and surveys indicate significant misconceptions about brain injuries amongst the general public. Jurors find it difficult to discount irrelevant or prejudicial information, even when they are instructed to do so.
The project will involve a series of experiments, in which participant-jurors and others read information about fictitious cases, in which some key piece of information (e.g., the presence of neuroimaging evidence, or the presence of physical sequelae of the brain injury) is manipulated, and the impact of those pieces of information on juror decisions will be assessed.
Professor Worthington has been invited to talk about “Apraxia & Action Disorganisation Syndrome” at BIT 10th Annual Word Congress of Neurotalk-2019, Osaka, Japan 13-15 May 2019.
Find out more about the Congress here: https://bit.ly/2Eh7IA8
Professor Worthington will be delivering a talk titled “cerebellum – beyond movement” for Independent Living Solutions Annual Conference in Abingdon, Oxford on the 20th March 2019.
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2IF2une
Welcome to the new Headwise website! We're pleased to unveil our brand new look and hope you find the site informative and useful.
We welcome all enquiries, please contact us.
Headwise are pleased to release four new leaflets, covering depression, anxiety, pain and irritability after traumatic brain injury. The guides include theory, guidance and exercises for patients to try.
Each leaflet is available to download via our Resources page.
On Thursday 16th November Headwise presented our latest annual conference at the Birmingham offices. A range of talks included 'Historical Brain Injury Cases and What We Can Learn From Them', 'Frontal Paradox' and 'Assessment & Management of Dizziness'. A large delegation of case managers, lawyers, medical professionals, charities, former clients and others attended the event.
We're pleased to release the Headwise entry for the UKABIF Film Award. 'Living with an Acquired Brain Injury' explores the impact of acquired brain injury on 4 people. The film's participants are not seen on camera, allowing them to speak freely and honestly about some of the difficulties and challenges that brain injury can cause. The film was created in partnership with Headway Birmingham and Solihull. The film is now part of the UKABIF Film Award and other entries can be watched on YouTube.