The Division of Neuropsychology exists to support its members with training and advice, and to keep them apprised of ongoing news and developments within the field.
Awards & Funding
Early Career AwardShow content
- Achievements may be recognised at a national or international level including: innovative service provision in clinical neuropsychology or outstanding research into neuropsychology.
- Candidates must be within five years of completion of their QiCN training or within five years of completion of a PhD in neuropsychology with post-doctoral research experience
- For members at the early stage of their career as a neuropsychologist who have made a significant contribution in relation to development of clinical neuropsychology in the UK
- Open to Full Members of the Division of Neuropsychology (DoN)
- Any DoN member may nominate a candidate
- Nominations should detail why the candidate merits the award, a brief synopsis of their career, and the names of two potential referees who are not from the same organisation.
- Submissions should be no more than two sides of A4 and should include the details of two referees.
Pre-QiCN AwardShow content
Promotes and encourages the contribution of pre-QiCN clinical neuropsychology work and research to developments in clinical neuropsychology practice e.g. obtaining a distinction on a DoN accredited degree programme; advancing knowledge in the form of a published article, chapter, or outstanding research thesis; proposing and implementing an innovation of practice; using neuropsychological models to benefit a particular group or the public in general.
- Any DoN member may nominate a candidate
- Nominees should have started the work for which they are nominated whilst they were a pre-QiCN level or within first two years of qualification when the outcome of the work has been realised.
Nominations should include a statement from a senior member of the profession or a letter from the Course Director/Tutor, the candidate’s CV and an abstract or summary about the piece of work/project that demonstrates meeting the criteria for this award.
Submissions should be no more than two sides of A4 and should include the details of two referees.
Neuropsychology International Fellowship SchemeShow content
The purpose of the Neuropsychology International Fellowship scheme (managed and promoted in conjunction with The British Neuropsychological Society) is to help to promote and support neuropsychology in countries where such resources are limited or are in the early stages of development.
The International Neuropsychological Society has an International Liaison Committee, with its own Newsletter, website and Charles Matthews Support Fund.
Other societies, such as the Association of British Neurologists, have schemes to help support their disciplines in developing countries, while organisations such as the British Council and the Tropical Health Education Trust have schemes to promote links with developing countries.
In addition a number of British universities have a presence or close links with developing countries, and some western universities offer distance learning schemes that can be taken by students who reside overseas.
A number of recent reports from the Department of Health have emphasised both the moral responsibilities of western countries to support health care in less developed parts of the world, and also the direct and indirect benefits that accrue from overseas links for health service activities, clinical teaching and clinical research in the UK.
Many NHS trusts have schemes that include projects or partnerships with developing countries. In an inter-dependent, increasingly globalised world, what happens in one country may have some impact on a distant country, and so it is in the long-term interests of UK citizens to ensure that there is well-being in other parts of the world.
More specifically, neuropsychologists need to develop culturally-sensitive and culturally-fair neuropsychological tests, since the populations of many western countries are becoming increasingly heterogeneous. Clinical scientists in western countries who wish to carry out research in topics such as AIDS, tropical infections, blindness, effects of foetal nutrition, etc. may find that it is beneficial to have collaboration with a developing country in terms of recruitment of participants.
Outline of Scheme
The scheme aims to support, in a variety of ways, neuropsychology in developing countries. Thus, it may provide for travel and accommodation costs for a neuropsychologist from a developing country to come and spend some time in Neuropsychology Departments in the UK, attend meetings, etc.
Although preference would be given to scholars visiting from overseas, the scheme may also support senior neuropsychologists in the UK who, for example, wish to provide a workshop in a developing country.
It may support teleconferences, for teaching or consultation purposes, between the UK and a developing country. It may also support a collaborative research project between the UK and a developing country, the outcome of which might have some tangible benefit to the developing country.
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