Professor Laura Goldstein has received the 2021 Barbara Wilson award from the British Psychological Society Division of Neuropsychology (BPS DoN) which recognises lifetime achievement in neuropsychology.
The award recognises her contribution to neuropsychology training and research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London and was announced on 15th July. In-person celebrations will take place at the BPS DoN November study day on functional cognitive disorders and the impact of Covid.
It is very gratifying to be given this award by the BPS DoN in recognition of the range of contributions to the field of neuropsychology I have been able to make in my career. Working at the IoPPN has given me the opportunity to combine clinical practise with research and teaching. I have therefore been able not only to generate and disseminate new knowledge in the academic and clinical world but also contribute to the development of future generations of clinical neuropsychologists through training and other researchers through PhD supervision. – Laura Goldstein, Professor Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, School of Mental Health and Psychological Sciences, IoPPN, King’s College London
Laura Goldstein is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the IoPPN and Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Neuropsychiatry service. She has had an integral role in neuropsychology training, having led a postgraduate diploma in clinical neuropsychology at the IoPPN for 16 years as well as supervising trainee clinical psychologists.
Her research interests relate particularly to epilepsy (and its comorbidities) and Motor Neuron Disease, and she has held numerous major grants on these topics, including for the recently published multi-centre trial of cognitive behavioural therapy for dissociative seizures (the ‘CODES’ trial). This extensive body of work has led to numerous advances in knowledge and improvements in patient care, and she is a very worthy recipient.
This a well-deserved award to a very talented Clinical Neuropsychologist who is interested in implanting research outcomes not just creating them. – Professor Dame Til Wykes, Head of the School of Mental Health and Psychological Sciences, IoPPN, King’s College London
The British Psychological Society is a professional organisation which acts as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK and is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, and application of the discipline.
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