Dr Rudi Coetzer

Clinical Academic, Human and Health Sciences Central

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792


I qualified with distinction as a Clinical Psychologist during 1987. I have worked as a clinician for most of my career in various hospital and university settings, including for more than 20 years as a Consultant Neuropsychologist & Head of Service for an NHS brain injury service. My clinical work primarily entails neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation of adults with various forms of acquired brain injury, including traumatic brain injury, stroke and brain infections. My work also involves clinical leadership, strategy, service development, supervision, and mentoring of colleagues. I am on the Specialist Register of the Division of Neuropsychology, British Psychological Society, and registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health & Care Professionals Council.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Bedside cognitive testing
  • Diagnostic formulation
  • Psychological therapy
  • Service development
  • Clinical leadership
  • Supervision and mentoring

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Clinical neuropsychology, including rehabilitation, neuroanatomy, neuropathology, assessment, case formulation, problem-based learning, and psychological therapy.


Clinical neuropsychology, including social isolation after brain injury, anxiety (including OCD) and mood disorders following traumatic brain injury, self-awareness after acquired brain injury, rehabilitation outcomes, case reports, service development, and the application of psychological therapy in brain injury rehabilitation.

Award Highlights

‘Working with brain injury’ (Coetzer & Balchin, 2014, Psychology Press) won the British Psychological Society (BPS) Practitioner Book of the Year Award, 2016.