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Dr Emma Woodberry

Joint head of department, neuropsychology

I am a consultant clinical psychologist in the neuropsychology department, specialising in the cognitive, emotional and behavioural effects of neurological injury or disease.
Dr Emma Woodberry

My current role

I am the joint head of the neuropsychology department; a small team of up to 15 clinical psychologists who specialise in cognition across inpatients and outpatients.

We receive referrals from neurologists, neurosurgeons and specialist nurses with primary questions about a patient’s cognitive functioning. We work with patients with a range of neurological disorders including young onset Alzheimer’s disease, rare dementias, epilepsy, stroke, traumatic brain injury, sports concussion, multiple sclerosis, encephalitis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, and many other neurological disorders.

We help inform diagnostic opinions, see patients for neuropsychological rehabilitation and support patients and families to adjust to difficult diagnoses. We also support staff through teaching and training.

Previous history

I have been head of department since 2012.  After my degree in psychology, I completed a PhD in neuropsychology in 1998 and was a lecturer for a year before training to be a clinical psychologist. I qualified in 2003 and have worked as a neuropsychologist ever since, in both research and a clinical settings.

I am a visiting lecturer at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, where I teach on human memory.

My role here at CUH is fascinating and I feel privileged to work with such interesting and diverse patients and their families.

Membership and accreditations

  • HCPC PYL02272