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Faculty of Paediatric Neuropsychology

The Faculty of Paediatric Neuropsychology was established in 2011 and exists to promote paediatric clinical neuropsychology. The Faculty operates as part of the Division of Neuropsychology.

About us


  • to support appropriate policy development
  • to provide continuous professional development for our members and the broader community
  • to represent the needs of members practising and training within the field of paediatric neuropsychology
  • to educate and raise the national profile of paediatric neuropsychology within the broader psychology community, and with multidisciplinary colleagues, service users and the general public

Useful Links

There is a child neuropsychology email group which shares information about news relevant to paediatric neuropsychology, events and jobs and provides an online forum to discuss issues relevant to clinical practice.

 The Child Brain Injury Trust is a charitable organisation that aims to improve the quality of life of children and young people with a brain injury. They provide a helpline, events, conferences, research, information and advocacy. 

 The Children's Trust, Tadworth, a leading charitable organisation for children with brain injury has developed the brain injury hub, a website for parents, teachers and families which shares expertise about brain injury.


Paediatric Faculty Interest Groups

Below is a growing directory of Paediatric Faculty interest groups.

If you would like to join one of these groups, have a new group listed, or update any group information, please email [email protected].

Please note: inclusion on this page does not necessarily imply affiliation with, or endorsement by, the BPS Division of Neuropsychology.


Interest: Paediatric Neuropsychology

Lead: Catherine Harter


Interest: Paediatric Neuropsychology

Lead: Michelle Smalley


Interest: Paediatric Neuropsychology

Leads: Dr Kate Golding and Dr Celia Demarchi


Interest: Paediatric Neuroimmunology

Lead: Dr Adam Kuczynski

North West

Interest: Paediatric Neuropsychology

Leads: Dr Rebecca Ashton and Dr Sarah Thornton

National (various locations)

Interest: Paediatric Neuropsychology in Neuro-Oncology

Lead: Dr Sophie Thomas

National (various locations)

Interest: Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Leads: Dr Suzanna Watson and Dr Emily Bennett


Chair: Sophie Thomas

Honorary Treasurer: Angela Simcox

Honorary Secretary: Stephanie Satariano

Committee Members

  • Emily Bennett
  • Sarah Verity
  • Susan Watson

DoN Representative: Vacant


Faculty membership is free and open to all members of the Division of Neuropsychology.

If you are already a member of the Division and you wish to join the Faculty, send the following details to [email protected]

  • Name
  • Membership Number
  • Name of Member Network you would like to join

Your membership record will be updated and payment taken as per your current payment arrangements.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Discounted events
  • Have your say on the latest consultations
  • Networking opportunities

If you are not already a member you can join at the same time as applying for membership of the society:

Apply to join the society