Meet the team

The neuropsychology department comprises of clinical neuropsychologists, assistant psychologists and secretarial staff. We frequently also have research staff as part of the department and trainee clinical psychologists undertaking specialist placements in neuropsychology. 

 

Head of Department / Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr Jayne Martlew

Dr Jayne Martlew is Clinical Lead for the Neuropsychology Service at The Walton Centre.

Dr Martlew has achieved a BSc, MPhil, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has Practitioner Full Membership Qualification for the Division of Neuropsychology and is a member of the British Psychological Society and Health Professions Council.

Since qualifying she has worked predominantly within the areas of epilepsy and brain injury in both in-patient and out-patient settings, both in the community and within a learning disability setting.

Her research interests have largely been in the area of epilepsy. As Clinical Lead she is very keen to develop the Neuropsychology service to include rehabilitation work with individuals and groups.

 

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr Perry Moore

Dr Perry Moore is a clinical neuropsychologist with degrees from Bristol, Hertfordshire and Sussex Universities. He is the Research Lead for the neuropsychology department and is responsible for developing and coordinating the department’s research activities.

He has achieved the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QICN), which is awarded by the British Psychological Society’s Division of Neuropsychology and identifies expertise in the field of neuropsychology, is a member of the British Psychological Society’s specialist register of clinical neuropsychologists and is an Associate Fellow of the Society. In 2015 Dr Moore was awarded a British Psychological Society career award for his contribution to UK neuropsychology research and service provision.

Dr Moore is an honorary research fellow at Cardiff University School of Medicine. His research interests focus on cognitive, psychosocial and immunological aspects of multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica, and the assessment and management of post concussion syndrome.

Dr Moore provides teaching on neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment at Liverpool and Bristol Universities.

 

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr Selina Makin

Dr Makin gained her BSc (Hons) at Durham University and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Newcastle University. She holds Post-graduate Diplomas in Clinical Neuropsychology from Glasgow University and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Newcastle University. Dr Makin has achieved the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QICN), which is awarded by the British Psychological Society’s Division of Neuropsychology and identifies expertise in the field of neuropsychology and she is a member of the British Psychological Society’s Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (including the Division of Neuropsychology and Division of Clinical Psychology) and a member of the Health and Care Professions Council.

Dr Makin has worked in acute neuropsychology, in brain injury rehabilitation and as a cognitive behavioural therapist in Primary Care. She is accredited as a clinical supervisor and can be found on the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS), and has supervised trainee and assistant clinical psychologists in acute neuropsychology. She joined The Walton Centre in January 2012.

Dr Makin’s specialist clinical and research interests include movement disorders, epilepsy and motor neurone disease.

  

Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology

Dr Jacqui Vinten

Dr Vinten is Deputy Lead for the Neuropsychology Service.

Dr Vinten has achieved a BSc (Hons), P.hD, DClinPsychol. She is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society and Health Professions Council.

Since qualifying she has worked in Paediatric Neuropsychology, but in 2010 returned to The Walton Centre to specialise in Adult Neurology. She has worked with patients with wide range of neurological conditions and has a special interest in epilepsy and neuro-oncology. To date her research interests have been in the area of epilepsy.

 

Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology

Dr Jenny Mullin

Dr Mullin is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in Neuropsychology. She gained her BSc (Hons) at The University of Wales, Bangor and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Lancaster University. She is a member of the British Psychological Society (including the Division of Neuropsychology and the Faculty for the Psychology of Older People) and the Health Professions Council.

Since qualifying, Dr Mullin has worked in community mental health teams and memory assessment services for older people. She has a wide range of clinical interests in neuropsychology (with a specialist interest in Dementia), rehabilitation and talking therapies.

 

Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology

Dr Katy McIvor

Dr McIvor obtained her Bsc (Hons) at Bath University and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Manchester University. She has more recently gained an MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Nottingham.

Since qualifying in 2007, she has primarily worked in a Later Life community mental health team and in a memory clinic setting. Her specialist interests include working with people experiencing dementia (both in relation to assessment and intervention) and working with anxiety disorders.  

 

Assistant Psychologists and Secretarial Staff

We currently have 4 Assistant Psychologists who support the Clinical Team. The main role of the assistant psychologists is to administer the Neuropsychological Tests.

We also regularly have research assistants working within the department on specific research studies including clinical trials.

The secretarial staff will often be the first members of staff who you meet on entering the department, they will be able to help manage your appointments and can answer any questions around re-scheduling appointment times.