Expertise: Senior Clinicians

Our senior clinicians provide clinical leadership to the wider interdisciplinary team whilst developing key services within Elysium Neurological. They provide an essential component to the clinical expertise held within Elysium Neurological.

Clinical Director Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation

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Professor Nick Alderman BA (Hons) MAppSci PhD CPsychol CSci FBPsS

Director of Clinical Development

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Michelle Kudhail BSc MCSP

Director of Nursing for Elysium Neurological Services

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Shona Anderson RGN

All our services have clinical input from Consultants working within the Neurological care pathways as well as senior clinicians who lead the teams on site:

 

Clinical Director Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation

Professor Nick Alderman

Professor Nick Alderman is currently Clinical Director, Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation Services. He is acknowledged internationally as one of the foremost experts in neurobehavioural rehabilitation, having over three decades experience in this field. Professor Alderman has combined successful careers in both clinical and academic psychology, and has a proven track record in treatment innovation, service development, leadership, research and teaching. Previously he held senior posts at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust and the National Brain Injury Centre (Kemsley Unit), St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton. He currently holds a number of academic appointments including Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England and Honorary Professor at Swansea University. Professor Alderman has published numerous journal papers and book chapters; he has created neuropsychological tests, observational recording measures and rating scales that are used in neurorehabilitation services across the world. He is Chair of the East Midlands Acquired Brain Injury Forum, and a Director of the Independent Neurorehabilitation Providers Alliance, within which he also chairs the Research & Outcomes group. In 2002, Professor Alderman was awarded a Fellowship of the British Psychological Society in recognition of his contribution to neurobehavioural rehabilitation.

In 2014 he was a finalist in the LaingBuisson Independent Healthcare Awards ‘Outstanding Contribution’ category; joint winner of The Association for Psychological Therapies ‘Awards for Excellence in Risk Assessment and Management’; and recipient of the prestigious United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum ‘ Stephen McAleese Award for Inspiration by an individual in the field of acquired brain injury’ in recognition of his work in successfully reducing restrictive interventions in neurobehavioural rehabilitation.
In 2016, Professor Alderman was joint recipient of the Association for Psychological Therapies ‘Annual Award for Excellence in Working with Challenging Behaviour’.

 

    

Director of Clinical Development

Michelle Kudhail

Ms Kudhail is physiotherapist with 26 years of experience working in neurological rehabilitation within an interdisciplinary team environment providing quality care with regard for evidence based practice and current developments in treatment modalities. Ms Kudhail speaks at International Conferences and teaches on post-graduate training courses being keen to expand the knowledge and skills of others.

Ms Kudhail has developed new services providing rehabilitation and complex care across a number of sites with specialism in ABI, SCI and progressive neurological condition. Her teaching at Birmingham University covered the physiotherapy management of Multiple Sclerosis.

Director of Nursing for Elysium Neurological Services

Shona Anderson RGN

Shona Anderson has over 20 years of nursing expertise across both private and NHS sectors, including operational and safeguarding expertise. She has specialist, critical and complex care experience in community and inpatient settings, along with a broad understanding of the continuing care agenda and the importance for needs led assessments. Shona has managed, led and trained teams in her various leadership roles which include; Team Leader, Registered Manager, Head of Clinical Services and Clinical Nurse Manager. Shona’s role brings knowledge and clinical expertise to ensure we deliver the best care and support to those who use our neurological services.

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