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Declan Mc Nicholl

Consultant Psychologist

BA MSc DClinPsych

He now works as an independent practitioner, providing services to people in community and residential settings. Previously in the NHS, he set up a clinical neuropsychology service in South Staffordshire and latterly was he was Head of Clinical Neuropsychology in Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

His responsibilities included providing and developing the clinical neuropsychology and associated psychological therapy and rehabilitation services to the population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

This included a service to individuals and families with a diverse range of possible and established traumatic and insidious neurological conditions who were seen in a range of settings, including their own homes, outpatients (community and hospital settings) and hospital wards (neurological, general medical and psychiatric).

As Head of Clinical Neuropsychology Department, he was responsible for the management and supervision of Qualified Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists and trainees.

He was a member of the Leicester University Clinical Psychology Training Course Committee, and remains an Honorary Lecturer at the University and contributes to the Neuropsychology component of training.

He is a supervisor for the Division of Neuropsychology's post qualification training (QiCN) and has successfully supervised a number of candidates. He is a trained and qualified Psychotherapist in Personal Construct Psychotherapy.


Peer reviewed articles

  • Mc Nicholl, D. & Street, J (2007). Two structured models of suicide in adults: content, synthesis, utility and critique. Clinical Psychology Forum, 169: 20-23.
  • Mc Nicholl, D., Burns, J. & Young, A. (2008). The impact of neuropsychological assessments on the care programmes of people who use adult mental health services.Clinical Psychology Forum, 187: 38-43.
  • Mc Nicholl, D. (2009). A critical discourse perspective on ‘Darzi’. Clinical Psychology Forum, 198: 40-43.
  • Mc Nicholl, D., Slow, D., and Oliver, A. (2012). Clinical and legal issues associated with the use of cycle helmets. Social Care and Neurodisability, 3(4): 156-164

Poster presentations

  • Mc Nicholl, D. and Langley, K. (2015). Discourses in British Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • Poster presentation at the Division of Neuropsychology’s Annual Meeting. London.

Edited Books

  • Mc Nicholl, D. and Poppleton, R. (Eds.) (2011). Understanding and caring for people with brain disorders. Brighton. Pavilion.


  • Until 2015, Editor of the Journal Social Care and Neurodisability.

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