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Psychological Medicine

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Psychological Medicine provides the following services to Neurosciences:

  • Adult Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychiatry

Adult Clinical Neuropsychology

The Adult Clinical Neuropsychology service is based in the Russell Cairns Unit on Level 3 of the West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital. It provides a service to people with illnesses or injuries that affect the brain and central nervous system.

These include:

  • stroke
  • traumatic brain injury
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • dementia
  • neuropathic pain
  • epilepsy
  • brain tumour.

Clinical Neuropsychology is concerned with the impact these problems can have on a person's thinking, mood and behaviour.

You might be referred to the department for a number of reasons, including:

  • to assist with the diagnosis of a neurological illness
  • to assess the impact a head injury, stroke or tumour has had on your thinking or mood
  • to help you cope with the stress of a neurological illness
  • to evaluate your suitability for surgery
  • to measure the effect of surgery or medical treatment
  • to answer questions about whether you might be able to return to work or driving following an injury or illness
  • to build a profile of your individual strengths and weaknesses, to plan the support needed to help you return to work or studying.

Meet the Team

Dr Ian Baker
Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr Ian Baker

Dr Niels Detert
Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr Niels Detert

Dr Claire Isaac
Consultant Clinical Neuropsycholgist

Dr Claire Isaac

Dr Simon Prangnell
Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Lead for Psychology

Dr Simon Prangnell

Dr Emma Evans
Clinical Psychologist

Dr Emma Evans

Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychology

The Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychology service is based in the Russell Cairns Unit on Level 3 of the West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital.

Children are referred because they have difficulties due to brain injury (head injury, stroke or tumour), or because they have an illness that involves the brain / central nervous system (e.g. epilepsy).

Sometimes they are referred because of concerns about their development and progress at school, or because of other psychiatric or neuropsychiatric conditions.

Meet the Team

Dr Kate Scarff
Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr Kate Scarff

Dr Jeni Tregay
Clinical Psychologist

Dr Jenny Tregay

Dr Charlotte Evans
Clinical Psychologist

Dr Charlotte Evans


Dr David Okai is the Neuropsychiatrist for the Neurosciences Department at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

The Neuropsychiatry service comprises a part-time consultant Psychiatrist, working closely with neurologists both with outpatients and with patients currently on the inpatient ward.

Find us and contact us

The Russell Cairns Unit is on Level 3 of the West Wing of the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Russell Cairns Unit
Level 3, West Wing
John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Oxford OX3 9DU

If driving to Oxford, please use the Park & Ride services.

The buses run Monday to Friday and stop at the hospital a short distance from the main entrances.

Park & Ride

For more information about travel to the John Radcliffe Hospital, please visit:

The Russell Cairns Unit is open 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Tel: 01865 234264 (answerphone out-of-hours)