Professor Niall Pender
Niall Pender is Head of Department of Psychology and Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist at Beaumont Hospital Dublin since 2003. He works with people who have suffered neurological/neurosurgical injuries and illness with a special interest in the cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes seen in neurodegenerative diseases and acquired brain injuries. He is Associate Professor in Neuropsychology at Trinity College Dublin and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Prior to this he was consultant neuropsychologist and clinical lead of the neuro-behavioural rehabilitation unit at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London.
Having completed his primary degree in Psychology at UCD and a masters in Neuropsychology at the University of Wales, he undertook advanced training in clinical psychology and neuropsychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London where he also subsequently completed his PhD in Neuropsychology while working as a neuropsychologist at the Maudsley Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London.
Niall is Chair of the Board of Headway, and is a member of the Boards of the Motor Neurone Disease Research Foundation, and the Neurological Alliance of Ireland.
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