Dr Bonnie-Kate Dewar

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychology Services Ltd.

Dr Bonnie-Kate Dewar BSc (Hons) MSc PhD CPsychol AFBPsS MAPS

Dr Bonnie-Kate Dewar has over 20 years experience as a Clinical Neuropsychologist. She is a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society, on the BPS Division of Neuropsychology specialist register and is registered with the Health Care Practitioners Council. Bonnie-Kate is the head of the DON Committee for the Training of Clinical Neuropsychology and sits on the professional advisory panel for Encephalitis International.

Dr Dewar completed her undergraduate training in her home town of Sydney, Australia and her post graduate clinical training at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She has a PhD in Medical Psychology from Kings College London with a dissertation on the rehabilitation of acquired memory disorders. Dr Dewar has completed specialist medico-legal training and works as an expert to prepare reports for the court. She is currently involved in clinical research on the impact of concussion in retired athletes.

After gaining experience in neurorehabilitation, assessment and vocational rehabilitation in hospital and community services in Sydney, Dr Bonnie-Kate immigrated to the UK in 2000 to take up the position of clinical neuropsychologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. In this role, she conducted clinical neuropsychological assessments, worked within the outpatient brain injury rehabilitation clinic and conducted clinical research projects.

In 2004, Dr Bonnie-Kate accepted the position of Career Development Fellow with the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge. Within this role, she developed novel treatment programs for people with progressive and non progressive brain disorders and investigated recovery from brain injury, including the follow-up of people in low awareness states. Dr Bonnie-Kate also contributed to the multidisciplinary memory clinic at Addenbrookes Hospital.

In 2006, Dr Bonnie-Kate returned to London to establish the only London based memory aids clinic at St Thomas’ Hospital. This clinic aimed to rehabilitate everyday memory problems following acquired brain injury with the systematic training of compensatory memory aids. Dr Dewar worked as the lead Clinical Neuropsychologist when the Re:Cognition service was established. Dr Dewar has worked exclusively in private practice since 2012 providing medicolegal reports for the court, diagnostic assessments, cognitive rehabilitation and return to work after brain injury.

Dr Bonnie-Kate has published in a peer reviewed journals and was guest editor of a special edition of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation on the topic of encephalitis. She is a skilled presenter and has spoken at a number of national and international neuropsychology conferences. Dr Dewar is currently conducting research into the long term outcome of sports related concussion with the International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation

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