Dr Hunkin is a HCPC registered, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist. She is listed on the British Psychological Society Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists and holds the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology – the “Gold Standard” qualification which signifies the highest level of skill and expertise in the field of neuropsychology.
Educated at the Universities of Oxford, Plymouth and Bristol, she has extensive experience as an NHS Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist working with patients across brain injury care pathways, from inpatient work to outpatient settings. Her main area of expertise is the assessment and treatment of disorders which cause cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems. This includes: acquired brain injury, mild brain injury and post-concussion syndrome; stroke and brain haemorrhage; dementia and other neurodegenerative condition; and long-term neurological conditions.
Dr Hunkin provides expert, objective assessment of neuropsychological functioning. She has clinic rooms in Redruth, Cornwall, or she can travel to the claimant’s base in Cornwall, Devon or Somerset. She regularly undertakes assessments for the Courts, including cognitive assessment, assessment of mental capacity, and full neuropsychological assessment. She undertakes claimant, defendant and joint instructions. Dr Hunkin has training and experience in giving evidence in Court.
She is a Trustee for Headway Cornwall and sits on the Board for the charity. She has appeared in the media commenting on psychological issues, including radio interviews. She is Associate Editor for a psychological journal which promotes the research of new and recently trained researchers.
Current appointment: Clinical Neuropsychologist
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Plymouth Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Bristol Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (adult). British Psychological Society
Key specialities: Clinical Neuropsychology
Services offered: Expert reports, Evidence in Court, Single joint expert
Locations: Based in the South West, covering Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. National travel negotiable