About Narinder Kapur

My name is Professor Narinder Kapur – I am a London-based Consultant Neuropsychologist and visiting Professor of Neuropsychology at University College London. I have around 40 years’ experience working in the National Health Service, most of that time as Head of Neuropsychology in a major neurosciences centre, in Southampton and in Cambridge. I have authored or edited four books in the area of Neuropsychology, including one on memory disorders, and I am past-President of the British Neuropsychological Society. I received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement award from my professional body, the British Psychological Society. I set up the first Memory Aids Clinic in the country, at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. I won an award for this clinic, for my book The Paradoxical Brain, and for my article, On the Pursuit of Clinical Excellence.

Clinics I practice from

I have clinics in Harrow, in central London and in Leeds.

My work

As a consultant neuropsychologist, I carry out neuropsychological assessment for diagnostic purposes such as dementia diagnosis. I also prepare medicolegal reports for law firms, dealing with issues in brain injury patients such as condition and prognosis, and with issues such as clinical negligence. I offer cognitive rehabilitation for those who have suffered a brain injury.

In addition to my Neuropsychology practice, I am actively involved in patient safety and NHS management. I have published articles in this field, I am a member of the patient safety committee of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, and I offer workshops on topics such as preventing unconscious bias in healthcare.

 

 

 

Summary Curriculum Vitae

Psychology Qualifications:

Degree

Institution

Degree title

Award date

B.A.

Queen’s University, Belfast

1st Class Hons. Psychology

1971

PhD

Queen’s University, Belfast

Psychology

1976

Dip Clin Psych

British Psychological Society

Diploma in Clinical Psychology

1982

 

 

Principal Appointments:

Job Title

Location

Dates of Employment

Consultant Neuropsychologist

Imperial College NHS Trust, London

2013 –

Visiting Professor of Neuropsychology

University College, London

2011 –

Consultant Neuropsychologist, Head of Neuropsychology

Clinical Neurosciences, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

July 2003 – December 2010

Honorary Professor of Neuropsychology

University of Southampton

1997 – 2011

Consultant Neuropsychologist, Head of Neuropsychology

Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton General Hospital

1980-2003

 

 

Honours and Awards Received:

Title

Date

Travelling Research Fellowship, Mental Health Trust

1974

Runners-up prize, Medical Futures Competition, for Cambridge Memory Aids Clinic (sponsored by Department of Health and MRC)

2005

Fellow, British Psychological Society

2007 –

President, British Neuropsychological Society

2008-10

Award in Addenbrooke’s Staff Suggestion Scheme

2010

‘Highly Commended Award’ for 2009 article, On The Pursuit of Clinical Excellence, by Literati Network of Emerald Publishing Group

2010

The Paradoxical Brain – Runners-up prize, American Medical Writers Association book award

2012

 

Publications Summary:

Single-author Academic Books
Edited Academic Books

 

Other Books
Chapters in Books

 

Papers in Refereed Journals
Other articles, patient booklets

1

3

1

34

86

33

 

Books (royalties donated to health care bodies in India) –

Kapur N (1988). Memory Disorders in Clinical Practice. London: Butterworths.  

Kapur N  (1997). [Edited and Compiled by author, with detailed commentaries] Injured Brains of Medical Minds: Views from Within. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kapur N  (1997). The Irish Raj: Historical and Contemporary Links between India and Ireland. Antrim: Greystone Press.

Kapur N (Ed). (2011). The Paradoxical Brain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Forward by Oliver Sacks].  

Zeman A, Kapur N, Jones-Gotman M. (Eds). (2012). Epilepsy and Memory: State of the Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press.