Imogen Newsom-Davis

Dr Imogen Newsom-Davis is a Higher Specialist Clinical Psychologist.  She worked within the Neurodisability Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital from 2001-2007, before leaving the Trust to gain experience leading a CAMHS Neurodevelopment Service in North London. She returned to the GOSH Neurodisability Service in 2012.
Dr Newsom-Davis is lead psychologist and joint clinical coordinator for the Sturge Weber Clinic, a multidisciplinary service providing specialist assessment and treatment of children with Sturge Weber Syndrome, a rare neurocutaneous disorder associated with epilepsy. She is also part of the Neurometabolic Clinic and the Neurodevelopmental Assessment Clinic.

Specialisms

  • Cognitive, psychological and behavioural evaluation of children with complex neurodisability
  • Sturge Weber Syndrome and other rare neurocutaneous disorders
  • Assessment and diagnosis of social communication disorders (including atypical  presentations), ADHD and learning difficulties
  • Neurodevelopmental and neuropsychological assessment of children with inherited metabolic disorder

Department

Qualifications and training

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Neuropsychology (UCL Institute of Child Health)
  • PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London) 

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London)  

  • BA (Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford)  

Membership of professional bodies

  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist (British Psychological Society, BPS) CPsychol

  • Division of Neuropsychology (BPS); Full Member  

  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health & Care Professionals Council 

  • British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group Member

Research interests

Dr Newsom-Davis is currently involved in the following research projects:

  • Developmental outcomes in Sturge Weber Syndrome 
  • Behavioural features of Sturge Weber Syndrome
  • Experiences of transition from paediatric to adult services in neurodisability