Dr. Richard Cosway - Dr. Richard Cosway BA, MSc, DClinPsych, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Dr. Richard Cosway
Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, GL50 3SH
Telephone: 01242 263 715
Fax: 01242 528 299
Email: team2@hughkochassociates.co.uk

Website: www.hughkochassociates.co.uk

TITLE: Dr. Richard Cosway BA, MSc, DClinPsych, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Ground Floor South Wing, Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, GL50 3SH
Telephone: 01242 263715             Fax: 01242 528299

NAME                                   Dr. Richard Cosway BSc, MSc, DClinPsych, CPsychol, AFBPsS
                                                Clinical Psychologist
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Edinburgh                                                             2006
MSc by Research,University of Edinburgh                                                                                        2003
Psychology BSc Honours Degree, University of Ediburgh                                                               1997
April 2011 – Present – Specialist Clinical Psychologist – Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
April 2012 – March 2014 – Local NHS Psychology Tutor for Lothian
October 2006 – April 2012 – Specialist Clinical Psychologist – SW Edinburgh Primary Care Mental Health Team, Royal Edinburgh Hospital
April 2007 – Dec 2008 - Specialist Clinical Psychologist - Headache Clinic, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Sept 2003 – Sept 2006 - Trainee Clinical Psychologist - NHS Lothian Primary and Community Division
Sept 2001 – Sept 2003 - Assistant Psychologist (Drug & Alcohol Services) The State Hospital, Carstairs
Sept 1998 – Sept 2001     Research Assistant (Edinburgh High Risk Study) - Department of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh
Health Professions Council (HPC)
British Psychological Society (BPS)
BPS Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP)
British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP)
Associate Editor of the Clinical Psychology Forum published by the Division of Clinical Psychology.
Member of Committee for DCP HIV and Sexual Health Faculty
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Cosway R, Koch HCH (2015) Assessing Psychological Trauma: Current Issues in 2015. Scottish Legal, March.
The Edinburgh High Risk Study -Cosway R, Byrne M, Clafferty R, Hodges A, Grant E, Abukmeil SS, Lawrie SM, Miller P, Johnstone EC. (2000) Neuropsychological change in young people at high risk for schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine, 30(5), 1111-1121.
Miller P, Lawrie SM, Hodges A, Clafferty R, Grant E, Cosway R, Johnstone EC. (2001) Genetic liability, illicit drug use, life stress and psychotic symptoms: preliminary findings from the Edinburgh study of people at high risk for schizophrenia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 36, 338-342.
Cosway R, Byrne M, Clafferty R, Hodges A, Grant E, Morris J, Abukmeil SS, Lawrie SM, Miller P, Owens DGC, Johnstone EC. (2002) Sustained attention in young people at high risk for schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine, 32(2), 277-86.
Miller PM, Lawrie SM, Byrne M, Cosway R, Johnstone EC. (2002) Self-rated schizotypal cognitions, psychotic symptoms and the onset of schizophrenia in young people at high risk of schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 105(5), 341-5.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Johnstone EC, Cosway R, Lawrie SM. (2002) Distinguishing characteristics of subjects of good and poor outcome in the Edinburgh High Risk Study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 181 (s43), s26-29.
Johnstone EC, Lawrie SM, Cosway R. (2002) What do high risk studies tell us about schizophrenia? American Journal of Medical Genetics, 114, 906-12.
Byrne M, Clafferty R, Cosway R, Grant E, Hodges A, Whalley HC, Lawrie SM, Owens DGC, Johnstone EC. (2003) Neuropsychology, genetic liability and the development of psychotic symptoms in those at high risk of schizophrenia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 112, 38-48.
Byrne M, Clafferty R, Cosway R, Grant E, Hodges A, Lawrie SM, Johnstone EC. (2004). Measurement of lateral preferences and schizophrenia: results of the Edinburgh High Risk Study and methodological issues. Psychiatry Research, 125, 205-217.
Kingshott RN, Cosway R, Deary IJ, Douglas N. (2000) The effect of sleep fragmentation on cognitive processing using computerised topographic brain mapping. Journal of Sleep Research, 9, 353-357.
Cosway R, Strachan MWS, Dougall A, Frier BM, Deary IJ. (2001) Cognitive function and information processing in type 2 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 18, 803-810
Cosway R, Endler NS, Sadler AJ, Deary IJ. (2001) The coping inventory for stressful situations (CISS): factorial structure and associations with personality traits and psychological health. The Journal of Applied Biobehavioural Research, 5, 121-143.
Russell KA, Cosway R, McNicholas J. (2005). The development of a fireraising service for mentally disordered offenders. BPS Division of Forensic Psychology: Forensic Update, 83, 24-30.
1.Personal Injury (Adults and Children): PTSD; Child Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse; Anxiety Disorders; Road Accident; Effects of automatism in traffic situations; Work Accident; Housing Stress; Psychological Aspects of Medical Negligence; Chronic Pain; Reliability of Witness.
2. Neuropsychology: head and brain injury; dementia; developmental disorders; sexual offending; substance use; anger management; firesetting; domestic violence and trauma
3. Assessment and Treatment of Adults and Children in the context of Family Proceedings and Family Law Disputes
4. Assessment and Treatment of Mental and Non-Mental Disorders specialising in trauma and dissociation
5. Forensic Issues: risk assessment, parole board reports, pre-sentencing reports, psychopathy assessments
Dr. Cosway provides reports for both Claimant and Defendant lawyers. Clients are typically seen within 4-6 weeks of instruction. For more information please see www.hughkochassociates.co.uk.

Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle.

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