Dr Jessica Fish
- Lecturer (Mental Health & Wellbeing)
I am a clinical psychologist and researcher in neuropsychology. After an initial degree in psychology from the University of Exeter (2004) I completed a PhD focussed on prospective memory in people with acquired brain injury at the MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit (University of Cambridge, 2008). I stayed at the CBU for a postdoctoral fellowship before moving to London for clinical training (King's College London, 2013).
Since qualifying I have worked clinically in NHS posts, initially at the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, and later at the Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre (St George's Hospitals). I have also held academic and related roles at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London. I moved to Glasgow to join the DClinPsy programme team in November 2019, working part time and retaining a remote part-time role with St George's, and in 2021 I increased my hours with the university and became Research Director for the Applied/Clinical Neuropsychology programmes. I retain a clinical affiliation with the Department of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Health Psychology at St George's.
In addition to my primary roles, I serve as Chief Editor for 'The Neuropsychologist', publication of the BPS Division of Neuropsychology (see https://www.bps.org.uk/publications/neuropsychologist), and Executive Editor for the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (see https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/pnrh20).
My research interests are in neuropsychology and neuropsychological rehabilitation in adults. My primary interests are in improving assessment and rehabilitation techniques for the cognitive problems that frequently occur after brain injury and that impair everyday functioning (e.g. those concerned with attention, memory and executive functioning), but I am also interested in emotion regulation, psychological adjustment, holistic approaches to rehabilitation, and neuropsychological formulation.
I am interested in supervising students/trainees on any project within my broad areas of interest and competence.
I supervise the research of a number of DClinPsy trainees and MSc students each year. Completed DClinPsy projects include:
- Tanya Denmark (KCL, 2016, secondary supervisor with Professor Robin Morris): Using Virtual Reality to investigate multitasking ability in individuals with frontal lobe lesions.
- Laura Brown (KCL, 2018, secondary supervisor with Professor Robin Morris):The Self and Self-Knowledge after Frontal Lobe Neurosurgical lesions
- Aparna Kapoor (KCL, 2019, primary supervisor with Professor Robin Morris): Standardising and validating the Cleveland Verbal Working Memory Test with Interference (CVWMT-I).
- Steffen Nestler (KCL, 2020, primary supervisor with Professor Robin Morris): Social Cognition in Acquired Brain Injury.
- Andriana Milia-Argieti (UoG, 2022, primary supervisor with Professor Jon Evans): The Hotel test of multitasking: Psychometric properties and norms.
- Elinor Brooks (UoG, 2022, primary supervisor with Professor Jon Evans): Exploring the clinical management of confabulation within neuropsychology services.
I co-ordintate the neuropsychology-focussed teaching for the DClinPsy programme, and one of the research methods modules, which covers the development of a proposal for trainees' major research projects and systematic review. I deliver a number of teaching sessions within these modules, as well as some sessions and tutorials for the MSc Applied/Clinical Neuropsychology programmes, for which I am Research Director.
Professional activities & recognition
Prizes, awards & distinctions
- 2016: Early Career Award (British Psychological Society Division of Neuropsychology)
- 2016: Outstanding contribution to encephalitis care by a healthcare team (The Encephalitis Society)
Grant committees & research advisory boards
- 2018: The Encephalitis Society, Scientific Advisory Panel
- 2018: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Board of Executive Editors
- 2016: Chief Editor, The Neuropsychologist (BPS Division of Neuropsychology)
- 2008 - 2018: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Board of Associate Editors
Professional & learned societies
- 2020: Communications Lead, British Psychological Society, Division of Neuropsychology