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 title

Award date


Queen’s University, Belfast

1st Class Hons. Psychology



Queen’s University, Belfast



Dip Clin Psych

British Psychological Society

Diploma in Clinical Psychology




Principal Appointments:

Job Title


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




Honours and Awards Received:



Travelling Research Fellowship, Mental Health Trust


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


Fellow, British Psychological Society

2007 –

President, British Neuropsychological Society


Award in Addenbrooke’s Staff Suggestion Scheme


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


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



Publications Summary:

Single-author Academic Books
Edited Academic Books


Other Books
Chapters in Books


Papers in Refereed Journals
Other articles, patient booklets








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.