Dr Anderson holds an NHS appointment of Lead Consultant Neuropsychologist/ Head of Neuropsychology at Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre (Haywards Heath) in addition to independent practice interests. He has consulting rooms in Haywards Heath and elsewhere by arrangement.

He has HCPC registration and is listed in the Specialist Register of the BPS Division of Neuropsychology. He is a member of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS), National Academy of Neuropsychologists (NAN), American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN), American Psychological Association (APA Division 40), and British Neuro-oncology Society (BNOS).

He has served on the Executive Committee of the BPS Division of Neuropsychology and is an examiner for the BPS professional Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN). He is past Chair for OPSYRIS (Organisation for Psychological Research Into Stroke) and has provided input to various BPS Working Groups. He was Program Chair for the First and Second European Symposia on Symptom Validity Assessment (Wurzburg, Germany 2009; London, UK 2011).

His 35 years of experience as a neuropsychologist has included teaching, research and practice in Great Britain, Australia and South Africa. In addition to presentations at national and international conferences, Dr Anderson’s portfolio includes conference chairing and publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Conference Presentations

Anderson, SJ. (1998). A comparison of neuropsychoogical functioning in CFS, depressed and healthy individuals. (BPSConference, London, December 1998).

Wallis, E. & Anderson, SJ. (1999). Executive difficulties in children with ADHD. Comparison with matched controls. (Poster presentation INS/SACNA Congress, Durban, June 1999).

Anderson, SJ. & Bradley, V. (2000). Behavioural management of epilepsy: a case study in cue-controlled relaxation.(Epilepsy 2000 Congress, Cape Town, September 2000).

Anderson, SJ. & Parker, G. (2003). Stroke rehabilitation in the UK: A neuropsychological perspective. (Joint NeurologicalRehabilitation and Neuropsychology Conference, Johannesburg, October 2003).

Anderson, SJ., Nisbet, A., Das, R. & Malloy, J. (2004). A Case Study in Variant Creutzveldt Jakob Disease. (Annual Meetingof the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, Seattle, November 2004).

Anderson, SJ. Use of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) in Screening forCognitive Change Post-Stroke. (PSYRIS Conference, Hazlemere, Oct 2005).

Anderson, SJ. & Lawrence, V. (2007). Use of the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (ACE-R) in Post-Stroke Cognitive Screening. (PSYRIS Conference, Manchester, Oct, 2007).

Anderson, SJ., Dampney, G. & Griffiths, S. (2009). Sleep Problems Following Stroke. (OPSYRIS Conference, London, Oct, 2009).

Anderson, SJ., Suverova, L., & Good, CD. (2016).  Neuropsychological outcome of cerebral malaria (Poster presentation at the mid-year meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, London, July 2016).

Barritt, AW., Elamin, M., Anderson SJ., Broad, R., Nisbet, A. & Leigh, PN. (2018). Cognitive impairment in facial onset sensory and motor neuronopathy (FOSM). (Poster presentation at ENCALS Meeting, Oxford, June 2018).

Anderson, SJ. (2018). Neuropsychological contributions to the neuro-oncology MDT (BNOS Conference, Winchester, July 2018).

Invited Speaker Presentations

2009: Head Injury – Neurological and Cognitive Sequelae. (Royal Society of Medicine, London).

2010: Symptom Validity Testing in Clinical Neuropsychological Practice (Second Meeting of the Federation of EuropeanSocieties of Neuropsychology (ESN), Amsterdam, Holland).

2010: Cognitive Screening After Stroke. (Regional Stroke Conference, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton).

2010: Role of the Neuropsychologist in the MDT (International Rehabilitation Conference, St Petersburg, Russia).

2010: Poststroke Cognitive Screening (UK Stroke Forum Conference, Glasgow). (Invited Speaker).

2012: Symptom Validity Assessment: Concerns, Caveats and Controversies, (International Brain Injury Association NinthWorld Congress, Edinburgh).

2013: Symptom Validity and Malingering. (Brain Injury Group, London, April,2013).

2013: Neuropsychological Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury. (6th Practical Cognition Course, Newcastle).

2014: A Neuropsychological Perspective of Exaggerated Cognitive Deficit. (SENA Conference, Brighton).

2014: Evolving role of the Neuropsychologist in the neuro-oncology MDT (Marsden Conference, London).

2017: Is cognitive rest the best medicine for concussion/ mild TBI? (SENA Conference, Brighton)

2018: Neuropsychological challenges in living with meningioma (3rd Annual British-Irish Meningioma Society Symposium)

Conference Chairing

2004: Convenor for BPS Division of Neuropsychology Post-qualification Training Day (Neuropsychology and Driving).

2006: Convenor for BPS Division of Neuropsychology Post-qualification Training Day (Symptom Validity Testing).

2006: Organiser and host for 2006 OPSYRIS Conference (Organisation for Psychological Research into Stroke)Additional information at

2009: Program Chair (1st European Symposium on Symptom Validity Assessment). Additional information at

2010: Convenor of International Academy of Applied Neuropsychology Workshop: Performance Validity andTest Validity in Neuropsychological Assessment (Glen Larrabee), London.

2011: Convenor of International Academy of Applied Neuropsychology Workshop: Scientific Update on MildTraumatic Brain Injury (MTBI and Postconcussion Syndrome (Michael McCrea), London.

2011: Program Chair (2nd European Symposium on Symptom Validity Assessment). Additional information at

2012: Convenor of International Academy of Applied Neuropsychology Workshop: Evidence-BasedNeuropsychological Assessment (Grant Iverson), London.


Anderson, SJ. (1996). Sports-related head injuries: A neuropsychological perspective. South African Journal of SportsMedicine, 3(3), 23-27.

Sargent, C-A., Anderson SJ. & Budek, M. (1997). Psychomotor functioning in CFS. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 3(3),53-68.

Anderson, SJ. & Dawson, J. (1999). Neuropsychological correlates of alcoholic hangover. South African Journal of Science,95(3), 145-147.

Anderson, SJ. (2001). On the importance of collecting local neuropsychological normative data. South African Journal of Psychology, 31(3), 29-34.

Shanahan, S., Anderson, SJ., Mkhize, NJ. (2001). Assessing psychological distress in Zulu-speakers: Preliminary findings from an adaptation of the SCL-90-R. South African Journal of Psychology, 31(4), 1-12.

Jinabhai, C., Taylor, M., Rangongo, MF., Mkhize, NJ., Anderson, SJ, Pillay, BJ., & Sullivan, KR. (2004). Investigating the mental abilities of rural Zulu primary school children in South Africa. Ethnicity & Health, 9(1), 17-36.

Anderson, SJ., Nisbet, A., Das, R., & Malloy, J. (2004). A Case Study in Variant CJD (Abstract). Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19(7), 848.

Anderson, S.J. (2008). Book Review: Boone, K. (Ed) 2007. Assessment of feigned cognitive impairment: A neuropsychological perspective. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 13(1), 74-77.

Healey, AK., Kneebone, II., Carroll, M. & Anderson, SJ. (2008). A preliminary investigation of the reliability and validity of the Brief Assessment Schedule Depression Cards and the Beck Depression Inventory Fast- Screen to screen for depression in older stroke survivors. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 531-536.

Bhatia, R., Anderson, S., Akinwunmi, J. & Bradley, V. (2008). Neuropsychological profiling of ischaemic deficit secondary to dermoid rupture: Case report. Applied Neuropsychology, 15(4), 293-297.

Jansari, A., McGibbon, T., Haslam, C. & Anderson, S. (2009). Exploring the limits of memory rehabilitation using errorless learning and spaced retrieval in dense amnesia (Abstract). Brain Impairment, 10(2), 240.

McMillan T, Anderson S, Baker G, Berger M, Powell G & Knight R (2009). Assessment of Effort in Clinical Testing of Cognitive Functioning for Adults. The British Psychological Society: Professional Practice Board.

Anderson SJ (2010). Conference Report: The First European Symposium on Symptom Validity Assessment (May 8-9 2009). Zeitschrift fur Neuropsychologie, 21(1), 65.

Anderson SJ (2010). Fact or Fraud? Medicolegal Journal, 78(2),56-65.

Anderson SJ (2012). The Role of the Psychologist in the Multidisciplinary Team. In M. Gosney, A. Harper and S. Conroy (Eds.), Oxford Desk Reference: Geriatric Medicine (p. 568-569). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Alcott D, Anderson SJ, Friedland D, Leng, N, Gross, M et al. (2014). How do experts reporting for the legal process validate symptoms? The results of a survey. Medicine, Science & The Law, 54(2), 68-73.

Barritt AW, Anderson SJ, Leigh, PN, & Ridha, BH (2017). Late-onset Tay-Sachs disease. Practical Neurology, 0, 1-4.

Barritt AW, Wickremaratchi, M, & Anderson SJ (2017). Neuropsychological outcome of a case of Susac syndrome: A two-year follow-up study. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.  Published on-line Sep 18, 1-7.

Alford K, Banerjee S, Nixon E, O’Brien C, Pounds O, Butler A, Elphick C, Henshaw, P, Anderson S, Vera J. (2019). Assessment and management of HIV-associated cognitive impairment: Experiences from a multidisciplinary memory service for people living with HIV. Brain Sciences, 9, 37; doi:10.3390/brainsci9020037