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Clinical Neuropyschology

Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE) is a nationally-recognised Level 1 Neurorehabilitation Service that has an established record in the clinical management and rehabilitation of people with very complex changes arising from neurological conditions, traumatic and acquired brain injury.

The Department of Clinical Neuropsychology at OCE is part of the Trust-wide Psychological Medicine Service, and provides a well-established and specialist service supporting the neurological rehabilitation of those who have experienced cognitive, emotional and neuro-behavioural problems due to an acquired brain injury or neurological condition.

The team works with inpatients, outpatients and day hospital patients.

Our Clinical Neuropsychologists are trained and qualified in the delivery of a range of evidence-based psychological talking therapies and in the assessment and rehabilitation of cognitive (thinking) skills.

A Clinical Neuropsychologist will also typically take the lead in assessing a patent's ability to make complex decisions (e.g. around issues such as financial management or discharge destination), and mental capacity assessments form a core part of our work.

We aim to improve clinical and social outcomes and improve the experience of patients, families and carers via a full range of direct and indirect clinical and service support functions, including:

  • the provision of expert neuropsychological assessment
  • a range of evidence-based talking therapies including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
  • individualised cognitive rehabilitation programmes
  • a family support service for all inpatients/outpatients and their relatives
  • individual and group psycho-education sessions
  • supervision and consultation of professionals
  • staff training
  • service innovation and development
  • applied research and development
  • audit.

Family Support Service

The Clinical Neuropsychology team offers a comprehensive and innovative family support service to all inpatients and their relatives. We aim to support families during their relative's rehabilitation, addressing needs as they arise.

We work with couples, families and extended families, as well as offering a unique and specialist support service to children who have a family member with acquired brain injury or neurological illness.


  • Dr Audrey Daisley
    Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist
    Lead for OCE Clinical Neuropsychology and Family Support Service
  • Dr Rachel Tams
    Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • Dr Ciara Preston
    Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology
  • Dr Peter Hewitt
    Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology
  • Dr Aonghus Ryan
    Clinical Psychologist
  • Miss Laura Aylott
    Assistant Psychologist
  • Miss Carrie Richards
    Assistant Psychologist

Contact us

  • Department of Clinical Neuropsychology
    Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE)
    Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
    Windmill Road
    Oxford OX3 7HE