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Robinson, Sally

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Highly specialist clinical psychologist

Area of expertise: children's neuropsychology.

Biography

Dr Robinson joined the children’s neurosciences department at Evelina London in 2011.

She currently works in the Tic and Neurodevelopmental Movement (TANDeM) team and the neuropsychology service.

Dr Robinson sees children with a range of neurological, neurodevelopmental and mental health problems.

She specialises in conducting psychological and neuropsychological assessments of children with a range neurological problems. This helps to identify cognitive, emotional and/or behavioural factors that are relevant to clinical diagnosis and management.

She also provides individual and group-based psychological treatments to children with neurodevelopmental movement disorders, including:

  • cognitive behavioural therapy
  • habit reversal therapy
  • exposure and response prevention
  • parenting support.

Further information

Education and training

  • qualification in clinical neuropsychology - British Psychological Society
  • postgraduate diploma in clinical paediatric neuropsychology - University College London
  • doctorate in clinical psychology - Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
  • PhD in developmental cognitive neuropsychology - University of Essex
  • MRes in psychological research methods - University of Essex
  • BA in psychology - University of Essex

Specialist interests

  • tics and Tourette syndrome
  • stereotypies
  • functional movement disorders
  • anxiety in children with neurodevelopmental movement disorders
  • co-morbidity of neurological, neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders.

Research interests

  • neural networks underpinning cognitive, sensory, emotional and motor functioning
  • mental imagery, visual memory, motor control and sensory functioning in children with stereotypies
  • motor control, volitional and non-volitional components of tic behaviours
  • self-concept in children with neurological and/or neurodevelopmental disorders
  • autobiographical and semantic memory during development.

Awards

  • 2014: COST Action Travel Award - European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome
  • 2002–2006: Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 Studentship

Publications

Download a list of Dr Sally Robinson's publications (Word 161Kb).

Contacts

Telephone

To contact Sally, please contact our hospital switchboard on 020 7188 7188.
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