Congratulations to Dr Phil Yates, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, who has been nominated and awarded the title of Fellow (FBPsS) of the British Psychological Society. Phil is the DPT Strategic Lead for the Clinical Health Psychology & Neuropsychology Services which interface with the RDE and North Devon acute hospitals Trusts.
Notification was received in November 2018 by Prof Liam Dorris from the University of Glasgow, Chair of BPS Division of Neuropsychology Awards Committee. Award to be made at BPS Division of Neuropsychology 20th Anniversary Conference, London, 24-25 January.
A BPS Fellowship is recognition of significant contribution to the advancement or communication of psychological knowledge or practice either by research, teaching, publications or public service, or by organising and developing the work of others.
Phil has been recognised for his collaborative clinical research into the long term effects of acquired brain injury in childhood and also neuropsychological rehabilitation which has gained recognition and been published and presented both in the UK but also internationally.
He said: "I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be awarded a Fellowship at this stage in my career. It has been a real privilege to have worked alongside so many talented people in the field of neuropsychology to promote an awareness of the needs of individuals with brain injuries and other neuropsychological disorders through clinical research. Also it has been very rewarding to lead national CPD events and conferences to support clinicians across the UK who are working in acute neuroscience and rehabilitation services."
He has also led and supported research into head injury epidemiology, the psychological well-being of emergency personnel and functional neurological disorders. In the past ten years he has organised the BPS national CPD events for clinical neuropsychologists and the BPS neuropsychology annual conference programmes.
He will take on the role of Vice Chair of the BPS Division of Neuropsychology from 2019.