Dr Claire Isaac  - BA(Hons), PhD, D.Clin.Psy, QiCN
Dr Claire Isaac
Hugh Koch Associates, Ground Floor, Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham
Telephone: 01242 263 715
Fax: 01242 528 299
Email: team2@hughkochassociates.co.uk

Website: www.hughkochassociates.co.uk

TITLE: BA(Hons), PhD, D.Clin.Psy, QiCN

Dr Claire Isaac

 Ground Floor South Wing, Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, GL50 3SH

Telephone: 01242 263 715       Fax: 01242 528 299

NAME: Dr Claire Isaac – BA(Hons), PhD, D.Clin.Psy, QiCN
BA(Hons.) 2:1             University of Wales: Swansea                        1988
PhD.                            University of Manchester                               1994
D.Clin.Psy.                 Universities of Coventry and Warwick           2002
QiCN (Distinction)     Independent route                                           2012

HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist
Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist (1.0 wte).
Clinical Neuropsychology Services, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield.
Lecturer in Clinical Psychology (0.6wte), Clinical Psychology
Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield.

Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist (0.4wte). Clinical Neuropsychology Services, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.

Senior Clinical Psychologist (0.4wte) Clinical Neuropsychology Services, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.
Clinical Psychologist (0.4wte), Clinical Neuropsychology Services, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.
Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Doctor of Clinical Psychology Course. Universities of Coventry and Warwick.
Post- Doctoral Research Associate on MRC funded Programme Grant. Identifying lesion location and functional deficit in people with amnesia. Department of Clinical Neurology, University of Sheffield.
2007 – Present
2011 – Present

2001 – 2011

2007 – 2011

2005 – 2007

2002 – 2005

1999 – 2002

1994 – 1999

1)      Personal Injury (Adults and Children); PTSD; Anxiety Disorders; Depression; Road Accident; Effects of Automatism in Traffic Situations; Work Accident; Housing Stress; Chronic Pain
2)      Employment Cases
3)      Neuropsychology

Chartered Psychologist Status                                     (2005)                                                                   
HCPC Practitioner Psychologist                                 (PYL16232) (July 2009)                                       
British Psychological Society                                      (1988)                                                                  
Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists     (2012)
Blundell Jones, J.,  Walsh, S. & Isaac, C. (2014). ‘‘Putting One Foot in Front of the Other’’: A Qualitative Study of Emotional Experiences and Help-Seeking in Women with Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. DOI 10.1007/s10880-014-9408-1

Elliott, G., Isaac, C.L. & Muhlert, N. (2014). Measuring forgetting: a critical review of accelerated long term forgetting studies. Cortex, 54, 16-32.

Galarza, M., Isaac, C, Pellicer Porcar, O., Mayes, A., Broks,P.,  Montaldi, D.,  Denby,C. &  Simeone, F. (2014). Jazz, Guitar and Neurosurgery: the Pat Martino case report. World Neurosurgery, 81, 651.e1-651.e7.

Hind, D., Cotter, J., Thake, A., Bradburn, M., Cooper, C., Isaac, C. & House, A. (2014). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the treatment of depression in multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 14:5 doi:10.1186/1471-244X-14-5

Evans, S.J., Elliott, G., Reynders, H. & Isaac, C.L. (2014). Can temporal lobe epilepsy surgery ameliorate long term accelerated forgetting? Neuropsychologia, 53, 64-74.

Clemerson, G., Isaac, C.L. & Walsh, S. Towards living well with young onset dementia: an exploration of coping from the perspective of those diagnosed. Dementia (In press).

Cooper, C.L., Hind, D., Parry, G.D., Isaac, C.L., Dimairo, M., O’Cathain, A., Rose, A., Freeman, J.V.,

Martin, L., Kaltenthaler, E.C., Thake, A.  & Sharrack, B. (2011). Computerised cognitive behavioural therapy for the treatment of depression in people with multiple sclerosis: external pilot trial, Trials, 12, 259-273

Muhlert, N., Grünewald, R.A., Hunkin, N.M., Reuber, M., Howell, S., Reynders, H. & Isaac, C.L. (2011). Accelerated long-term forgetting in temporal lobe but not idiopathic generalised epilepsy.
Neuropsychologia, 49, 2417-2426.

Holden, K. & Isaac C.L. (2011)  Depression in Multiple Sclerosis: Reactive or Endogenous? The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25, 624-639.

Ackroyd, K., Fortune, D.G., Price, S., Howell, S., Sharrack, B. & Isaac, C.L. (2011). Adversarial growth in patients with multiple sclerosis and their partners: Relationships with illness perceptions, disability & distress. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. (in press, DOI: 10.1007/s10880-011-9265-0

Briddon, E., Slade, P., Isaac, C. & Wrench, I. (2011). How do memory processes relate to the development of posttraumatic stress symptoms following childbirth? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 1001-1007.

Taylor, N., Isaac, C. & Milne, E. (2010). A comparison of the development of audiovisual integration in children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40, 11, 1403-1411.
Kleyn, C.E., McKie, S., Ross, A.R., Montaldi, D., Gregory, L.J., Elliott, R., Isaac, C.L., Anderson, I.M.,

Richards, H.L., Deakin, J.F.W., Fortune, D.G. & Griffiths, C.E.M. (2009) Diminished Neural and Cognitive Responses to Facial Expressions of Disgust in Patients with Psoriasis: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Journal of investigative Dermatology, 129, 2613-2619.

Hall, K., Isaac, C. & Harris, P. (2009). Memory Complaints in Epilepsy: an Accurate Reflection of Memory Impairment or an Indicator of Poor Adjustment? A Review of the Literature. Clinical Psychology Review, 29, 354-367 

Thompson, R., Isaac, C., Rowse, G., Tooth, C. & Reuber, M. (2009). What is it like to receive a diagnosis of non-epileptic seizures? Epilepsy and Behaviour, 14, 508-515.

Hind, D. O’Cathain, A., Cooper, C., Parry, G., Isaac, C., Rose, A., Martin, L. & Sharrack, B. (2009). The acceptability of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy software for the treatment of depression in people with chronic physical disease: a qualitative study of people with multiple sclerosis. Psychology and Health, 1476-8321.

Isaac, C., Cushway, D. & Jones, G. (2008). Forgetting of emotional and non-emotional words in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 14, Suppl.2, 94.

Isaac, C., Wright, I., Bhattacharyya, D., Baxter, P. & Rowe, J. (2008). Pallidal Stimulation for pantothenate kinase associated neurodegeneration dystonia. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 93, 239-240.

Hall, K.E., Isaac, C.L., Harris, P. & Rowe, R. (2008). Using illness representations to understand the nature of memory complaints in epilepsy. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 14, Suppl.2, 71.

Walpole, P., Isaac, C.L. & Reynders, H.J. (2008) A comparison of cognitive and emotional intelligences in people with and without temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia, 49, 1470-1474.

Isaac, C.L., Cushway, D. & Jones, G. (2006). Is posttraumatic stress disorder associated with specific deficits in episodic memory. Clinical Psychology Review. 26, 939-955

Gooding, P.A., Isaac, C.L. & Mayes, A.R. (2005) Prose recall and amnesia: More implications for the episodic buffer. Neuropsychologia, 43, 583-587.

Mayes, A.R., Holdstock, J.S., Isaac, C.L.,  Montaldi, D., Grigor, J., Gummer, A., Cariga, P., Downes, J.J.,

Tsivilis, D., Gaffan, D., Qiyong Gong & Norman, K.A. (2004). Associative Recognition in a Patient With Selective Hippocampal Lesions and Relatively Normal Item Recognition. Hippocampus, 14, 763-784.

Pascalis, O., Hunkin, N.M., Holdstock, J.S., Isaac, C.L. & Mayes, A.R. (2004). Visual paired comparison performance is impaired in a patient with selective hippocampal lesions and relatively intact item recognition. Neuropsychologia, 42, 1293-1300.

Mayes,A.R., Isaac,C.L., Holdstock, J.S., Cariga,P., Gummer, A, &  Roberts,N (2003). Long-term amnesia: A review and detailed illustrative case study. Cortex. 39, 567-603.

Holdstock, J.S., Mayes, A.R., Isaac, C.L., Gong, Q. & Roberts, N. (2002). Differential involvement of the hippocampus and temporal lobe cortices in rapid and slow learning of new semantic information. Neuropsychologia, 40, 748-768.

Mayes, A.R., Holdstock, J.S., Isaac, C.L., Hunkin, N.M. & Roberts, N. (2002). Relative sparing of item recognition memory in a patient with adult-onset damage limited to the hippocampus. Hippocampus, 12, 325-340.
Holdstock, J.S., Mayes, A.R., Roberts, N., Cezayirli, E., Isaac, C.L., O'Reilly, R.C. & Norman, K.A. (2002). Under what conditions is recognition spared relative to recall after selective hippocampal damage in humans? Hippocampus, 12, 341-351.

Mayes, A.R., Isaac, C.L., Holdstock, J.S., Hunkin, N.M., Montaldi, D.,Downes, J.J., MacDonald, C.,

Cezayirli, E., Roberts, J.N. (2001). Memory for single items, word pairs, and temporal order of different kinds in a patient with selective hippocampal lesions. Cognitive-Neuropsychology, 18, 97-123.

Kopelman, M.D., Reed, L.J., Marsden, P., Mayes, A.R., Jaldow, E., Laing, H. & Isaac, C. (2001). Amnesic syndrome and severe ataxia following the recreational use of 3,4-methylene-dioxymethamphetamine (MDMA,'ecstasy') and other substances. Neurocase, 7, 423-432.

Hunkin, N.M., Stone, J.V., Isaac, C.L., Holdstock, J.S., Butterfield, R., Wallis, L.I., & Mayes, A.R. (2000). Factor analysis of three standardized tests of memory in a clinical population. British-Journal-of-Clinical-Psychology, 39, 169-180.

Holdstock, J.S., Mayes, A.R., Cezayirli, E., Isaac, C.L., Aggleton, J.P., Roberts, N. (2000). A comparison of egocentric and allocentric spatial memory in a patient with selective hippocampal damage. Neuropsychologia, 38, 410-425.  

Isaac,C.L. & Mayes, A.R. (1999). Rate of forgetting in amnesia: I. Recall and recognition of prose. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 25, 942-962.

Isaac,C.L. & Mayes, A.R. (1999). Rate of forgetting in amnesia: II. Recall and recognition of word lists at different levels of organization. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 25, 963-977.

Mayes, A.R., van Eijk, R., Gooding, P.A., Isaac, C.L. & Holdstock, J.S. (1999). What are the functional deficits produced by hippocampal and perirhinal cortex lesions? Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 22, 460-461.

Isaac, C.L., Holdstock, J.S., Cezayirli, E., Roberts, J.N., Holmes, C.J., & Mayes, A.R. (1998). Amnesia in a patient with lesions limited to the dorsomedial thalamic nucleus. Neurocase, 4, 497-508.

Broks, P., Young, A.W.,  Maratos,E.J., Coffey,P.J., Calder,A.J., Isaac, C.L., Mayes, A.R, Hodges, J.R., 

Montaldi,D., Cezayirli, E, Roberts, N. &  Hadley, D. (1998). Face processing impairments after encephalitis: Amygdala damage and recognition of fear. Neuropsychologia, 36, 59-70.

Mayes, A.R., Van-Eijk, R. &  Isaac, C.L. (1995). Assessment of familiarity and recollection in the false fame paradigm using a modified process dissociation procedure. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 1, 469-482.
Dr Claire Isaac provides reports for both Claimant and Defendant lawyers and insurers including joint instructions. Clients are typically seen within 4-6 weeks of instruction.
For more information please visit www.hughkochassociates.co.uk

Huddersfield and York.

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