Biosketch

Previously Lead Consultant Neuropsychologist/ Head of Neuropsychology at Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre (Haywards Heath), Dr Anderson has independent practice interests with consulting rooms in Haywards Heath, the Channel Islands, 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).  He was awarded Fellowship of the British Psychological Society in 2013.

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.

Invited Speaker Presentations (since 2009)

2021: Cognitive impairment during cancer treatment (Royal Society of Medicine, London)

2020: Delivering neuropsychology remotely (SENA Conference, Brighton).

2019: Cancer-related cognitive impairment [Shine Cancer Charity, London).

2019: Cognitive enhancement in acquired brain injury (Headway, Sussex).

2018: Managing expectations of the lived reality of the disease (Brain Tumour Charity, Manchester).

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

Symposium, Cuckfield, Sussex).

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

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

2014: A neuropsychological perspective of exaggerated cognitive deficit (SENA Conference, Brighton).

2013: Neuropsychological assessment of TBI (6th Practical Cognition Course, Newcastle).

2012: Symposium Chair and Presenter: Symptom validity assessment: Concerns, caveats and controversies (International Brain Injury Association 9th World Congress, Edinburgh).

2010: Poststroke cognitive screening (UK Stroke Forum Conference, Glasgow).

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

2009: Head Injury: Neurological and cognitive sequelae (Royal Society of Medicine, London).

Conference Chairing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Publications

de Boer E, Barritt AW, Elamin M, Anderson SJ, Broad R, et al.  (2020). Facial onset sensory and motor neuropathy: New cases, cognitive changes, and psychophysiology.  Neurology: Clinical Practice, (Published online April 8, 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000834)

Bird C, Nisbet A, Keidel JL, Anderson SJ & Oedekoven C (2019). Effects of amnesia on processing in the hippocampus and default mode network during a naturalistic memory task: A case study. Neuropsychologia, 132, 107-104.

Barritt AW, Wickremaratchi M & Anderson SJ (2019). Neuropsychological outcome of a case of Susac syndrome: A two-year follow-up study. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 26(1) 89-95.

Alford K, Banerjee S, Nixon E, O’Brien C, Pounds O, Butler A, Elphick C, Henshaw P, Anderson SJ, & 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(2), doi.  Accompanying YouTube video

Barritt AW, Anderson SJ, Leigh, PN, & Ridha, BH (2017). Late-onset Tay-Sachs disease. Practical Neurol. 17(5), 396-400.

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

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: OUP.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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