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DoN Scotland

Division of Neuropsychology - Scotland

About

The Division of Neuropsychology Scotland (DoNS) is an active sub-committee of the Division of Neuropsychology which focusses on issues pertinent to Scotland.

The primary purpose of the DoNS is to facilitate peer support for clinical and academic neuropsychologists in Scotland.

We do this by organising high quality post-qualification training events on neuropsychological topics and by encouraging contact and collaboration between academic neuropsychologists, clinical neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists with an interest in neuropsychology in Scotland.

Objectives

The aims of the DoNS are to:

  • act as a united voice on topics of relevance to neuropsychology in Scotland
  • encourage contact and collaboration between academic neuropsychologists, clinical neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists with an interest in neuropsychology in Scotland.
  • facilitate peer support and supervision for clinical and academic neuropsychologists in Scotland
  • organise high quality post-qualification training events on neuropsychological topics in Scotland
  • raise the profile of neuropsychology in Scotland

Our activities include:

  • organising regular academic meetings for those with an interest in neuropsychology throughout Scotland
  • supporting informal meetings locally to enable peer support and contact.

 

Further information about DoNS

Annually we organise an event open to all our members on topics of interest raised by our members.

In previous years we have covered issues such as Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Functional Illness and new and innovative Neuropsychological research in Scotland.

The DoNS also provides advice to our members on a range of topics, including signposting to relevant specialists in a particular neuropsychological area and supporting informal meetings locally.

An important aim of the DoNS is to raise the profile of neuropsychology in Scotland by actively engaging in policy and consultant activity primarily with the Scottish Government.

The DoNS, with the National Prisoner Healthcare Network, has been successful in highlighting to the Scottish Government the needs of those with brain injuries in the criminal justice system including advising on prevention, early identification of brain injury, initial screening, assessment and rehabilitation.

We have also successfully made our case to the Scottish Government, with our colleagues in the Division of Clinical Psychology (Scottish Branch), for psychologists to be added to the list of professionals who are able to sign Section 47 certificates under the Adults with Incapacity Act when the Act is reviewed.

The committee of the DoNS welcomes any member to contact us on issues relating to neuropsychology in Scotland, ranging from advice on a specific issue, suggestions for future events, topics you wish raised within the wider context of the BPS, to potential policy-focused activity with the Scottish Government.

DoN Scotland Committee

Chair: Steve Meldrum

Honorary Treasurer: Jean McFarlane

Honorary Secretary: Sarah Gillanders

Committee Members

  • Bianca Poveda 
  • Breda Cullen
  • Sarah Gillanders
  • Max Alford
  • Catriona George
  • Sue Turnbull
  • Helen Swanson

DCP Faculty of Forensic Clinical Representative: Vacant 

DCP Faculty of Addictions Representative: Vacant

Glasgow MSc Student Representative: Max Alford

Heads of Neuropsychology Scotland (HONS): Vacant

MSc Programme Director: Jonathan Evans

Clinical Lead Disabilities Trust: Jean McFarlane