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Nigel King

B.Sc., Clin.Psy.D., C.Psychol.


Clinical Tutor, International Route Support Programme Lead & Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

Role

Dr King is a Clinical Tutor at OXICPT. He also heads the International Route Support Programme which helps overseas-trained Clinical Psychologists who are seeking to be registered with the HCPC in the UK.

Teaching

Dr King is responsible for the Clinical Neuropsychology Module. He also teaches on the Professional Issues Module on 'Expert Witness & Court Work Skills' and 'Groups in the NHS'.

Recent publications

Professional Interests

Dr Nigel King is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist specialising in head injury and trauma. He is the Head of Department of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Community Head Injury Service, Aylesbury, and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College - University of Oxford.

At OXICPT he is a Clinical Tutor and heads the International Route Support Programme for Clinical Psychologists who have trained overseas.  He has published widely in internationally refereed journals in neuropsychology, head injury and post-traumatic stress disorder and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences on these subjects. His self-help book Overcoming Mild Traumatic Brain Injury was shortlisted for the British Medical Association Book of the Year Award in their Popular Medicine category. In addition to Dr King’s NHS work he regularly acts as an expert witness conducting medico legal assessments for solicitors acting for claimants and defendants, and as a single-joint expert.

 Publications SINCE 2003

King N.S. (2018) 'Mild head injury' and 'Sport-related concussion': Different languages and different messages? Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Submitted.

Tyerman, A., King, N.S., Hillier, M. (2017) Return to work and vocational rehabilitation. In Brain Injury Claims. Sweet & Maxwell. London.

King N.S. (2015) Overcoming mild traumatic brain injury and post-concussion symptoms: A self-help guide using evidence-based techniques. Constable and Robinson. London.

King N.S. (2015) Providing psychotherapy to people with neuropsychological impairment: Complexities and issues raised by the case of 'Judith'. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 11 (1), 21-25.

King N.S. (2014) A systematic review of age and gender factors in prolonged post concussion symptoms after mild head injury. Brain Injury, 28 (13-14), 1639-1645.

King N.S. (2014) The role of age and gender in permanent post concussion symptoms after mild head injury: A systematic review of the literature. Neurorehabilitation, 34, 741-748.

King, N.S., Pimm, J., Tyerman, A. (2014)  Enhancing the integration of psychological services for stroke patients through the development of a protocol for Neuropsychology and IAPT Services. Clinical Psychology Forum, 255, 19-25.

King, N.S., & Kirwilliam, S. (2013) The nature of post concussion symptoms after mild head injury.  Brain Impairment, 14(2), 235-242.

Tyerman, A.D., & King, N.S. (2012)  Interventions for psychological problems after brain injury.  In Goldstein, L.M., & McNeil, J. (Eds).  Clinical Neuropsychology: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians (2nd Edition).  John Wiley & Sons. Chichester. 

King, N.S. & Kirwilliam, S. (2011) Permanent post concussion symptoms following mild head injury. Brain Injury, 25 (5), 462-470.

Tyerman, A.D., & King, N.S. (2011) Interventions for psychological problems after brain injury.  In Goldstein, L.M., & McNeil, J. (Eds).  Clinical Neuropsychology:   A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians (2nd Edition).  John Wiley & Sons. Chichester.

King, N.S. & Kirwilliam,S. (2010) Factors associated with long-term post concussion symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Impairment, 11(2), 225-226.

King, N.S. & Tyerman, A.T. (2010) Neuropsychological presentation and treatment of traumatic brain injury. In Marshall,J.,Gurd,J.,Kischka,U. (Eds.)  Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology (2nd Edition). Oxford University Press.Oxford.

King,N.S. & Dean,D. (2009) Neuropsychological rehabilitation following acquired brain injury. In Beinart,H.,Kennedy,P.,Llewelyn,S. (Eds.) Clinical Psychology in Practice. Blackwell.Oxford 152-163.

King,N.S. (2008).  PTSD and head injury: Folklore and fact?  Brain Injury, 22(1),1-5.

King, N.S. & Tyerman, A.T. (2008).  Introduction to traumatic brain injury. In Tyerman,A.T.&King,N.S.(Eds) Psychological approaches to rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury. Blackwell.Oxford.

King, N.S. (2008). Post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. In Tyerman, A.T.&King, N.S.(Eds) Psychological approaches to rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury. Blackwell.Oxford.

Tyerman, A.T.&King, N.S.(Eds) (2008). Psychological approaches to rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury. Blackwell.Oxford.

Tyerman, A.T.&King, N.S.(2008). Community services for patients with traumatic brain injury. In Tyerman, A.T.&King, N.S.(Eds) Psychological approaches to rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury. Blackwell.Oxford.

Agar, E., Kennedy, P., King, N.S. (2006).  The role of negative cognitive appraisals in PTSD symptoms following spinal cord injuries.  Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 34, 437-452.

Tyerman, A.D., & King, N.S. (2004).  Interventions for psychological problems after brain injury.  In Goldstein, L.M., & McNeil, J. (Eds).  Clinical Neuropsychology:   A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians,  385-404.  John Wiley & Sons. Chichester.

McGrath, J., & King, N.S. (2004).  Behavioural Experiments in Acquired Brain Injury.   In Bennett-Levy, J., Butler, G., Fennell, M., Hackmann, A., Mueller, M. & Westbrook, D.  The Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy.  Oxford University Press. Oxford. 

King, N.S. (2003).  The post concussion syndrome: Clarity amid the controversy? British Journal of Psychiatry, 183, 276-278.

King, N.S., & Tyerman, A.D. (2003).  The neuropsychological presentation and treatment of head injury and traumatic brain injury .  In Haligan, P., Beaumont, G. & Kischa, U. (Eds).  Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology, 487-505. OxfordUniversity Press: Oxford

NATIONAL & InternationaL Conference Presentations SINCE 2010

King N.S. (November 2018) Treatment of prolonged post-concussion syndrome. Invited address to the Copenhagen Concussion Conference, Centre for Rehabilitation of Brain Injury and Copenhagen University. Copenhagen. Denmark.

King N.S. (November 2018) The psychology of concussion. Invited address to the Copenhagen Concussion Conference, Centre for Rehabilitation of Brain Injury and Copenhagen University. Copenhagen. Denmark.

King N.S. (June 2018) Is the post-concussion syndrome functional? Invited address to British Psychological Society Division of Neuropsychology Conference. London.

King N.S. (May 2018) Overcoming persisting post-concussion symptoms after mild head injury. Invited address to 'From Talent Development to Injured Athletes' Conference. Aalborg University. Copenhagen. Denmark.

King N.S. (September 2017) Mild traumatic brain injury: neuropsychology, chronicity and treatment. Invited keynote address to the Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Neuropsychiatry Annual Conference. London.

King N.S (May 2017) Neuropsychological impairments in mental health settings. One-day national workshop. Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training. Oxford.

King N.S. & Dean D. (May 2017) Neuropsychological refresher: Fundamentals for non-neuropsychologists. One-day national workshop. Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training.Oxford.

King N.S. (December 2015) Neuropsychological interventions for mild head injury and when organic brain injury is equivocal. Two-day national workshop. Oxford University. Oxford.

King N.S. (November 2013) Minor head injury – severe and chronic consequences and the treatment of the post-concussion syndrome. Invited keynote address to the Norwegian Neuropsychiatric Association. Oslo. Norway.

King N.S. (November 2013) Post traumatic stress disorder following traumatic brain injury – fact or folklore? Invited keynote address to the Norwegian Neuropsychiatric Association. Oslo. Norway.

King N.S. (September 2012) The post concussion syndrome: conceptualization and treatment. Invited keynote address to the Neuropsychological Society of Denmark. Nyborg. Denmark.

King N.S. (September 2012) Community Head Injury Service core rehabilitation programmes. National CHIS Anniversary Conference. Clare Foundation. Bucks.

King, N.S. (February 2012) The post concussion syndrome: conceptualization and treatment.  Invited keynote address to Toronto Rehabilitation, University Health Network. Toronto. Canada.

King N.S. (July 2010) Factors associated with long term post concussion symptoms following mild head injury. World Federation for Neurorehabilitation 7th Satellite Symposium on Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Krakow. Poland.