Dr Kate Boardman
Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist
BSc(Hons), MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol, PgCert, PgDip
Background and experience
I have over 14 years’ experience working in the field of Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. Prior to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, I worked in primary care mental health services providing evidenced-based therapeutic interventions to adults with depression and anxiety disorders. As part of this role, I obtained postgraduate qualifications in Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2016 I have gained specialist academic qualifications and experience in Clinical Neuropsychology. In my current role at Salford Royal Hospital, I routinely carry out comprehensive neuropsychological assessments, rehabilitation and therapeutic interventions with people who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, as well as a range of neurological (epilepsy, stroke, tumour, encephalitis, Tourette’s syndrome etc.) and neurodegenerative conditions (Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementias etc.) I have a special interest in epilepsy and routinely assess patients being considered for epilepsy surgery. I also provide therapeutic input to patients with functional neurological disorders such as non-epileptic attack disorder/dissociative seizures.
I have a keen interest in research, having previously worked on a large multi-site randomised control trial investigating collaborative interventions for patients with chronic physical health conditions and depression in conjunction with colleagues at The University of Manchester. I have also published papers on the benefits of mindfulness and meditation in chronic physical health conditions.
I teach and provide clinical placements and supervision to doctoral trainees on North West Clinical Psychology teaching courses.
BSc (Hons) – Psychology and Neuroscience – University of Manchester
MSc – Psychological Research Methods – The Open University
PgCert – Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health (APIMH) – University of Manchester
PgCert – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – University of Chester
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – University of Liverpool
PgDip – Clinical Neuropsychology – University of Glasgow
Membership of Professional Bodies
Registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) (Ref. No. ZA889641)
Registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) (Reg. No. PYL33979)
Chartered Membership of British Psychological Society (BPS) (Membership No. 405498)
Practitioner Full Member of the BPS, Division of Neuropsychology (DoN)
Entered onto the BPS directory of Expert Witnesses
Committee member of the North West Neuropsychology Special Interest Group (NW NeuroSIG)