Dr Phil Yates
Research Tutor


Dr Phil Yates is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Practitioner Psychologist and Member of the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists as recognised by the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council. He holds a substantive post with Devon Partnership NHS Trust as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Neuropsychologist in Neuro-rehabilitation, and is Professional Head of Service for the Clinical Health Psychology and Neuropsychology Services in Devon.  His clinical and research interests relate to the psychological assessment and treatment of adults who have sustained neurological, physical and psychological trauma or disorder. Phil holds a part-time post as Clinical Research and Academic Tutor on the D Clin Psych programme at the University of Exeter and is a Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychological Research, and specialise in the training of clinical psychologists;  External Examiner for the post-qualification Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology and Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Applied Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol. Phil is currently Chair of the BPS Division of Neuropsychology Membership Services Unit (MSU) and previously held the role of DoN CPD & Annual Conference Lead.

Research interests include:

Neuropsychological assessment and intervention for mild traumatic brain injury; cognitive rehabilitation of short-term memory impairment; epidemiology of head injury; brain injury and developmental neuropsychology; psycho-social interventions and outcome in ABI; psychology of long-term health conditions.


BA(Hons), MSc(Wales), MSc(Exon), D.Clin.Psych., C.Psychol., AFBPsS


Worked in the NHS from 1988 as a Clinical Psychologist specialising in neuropsychology, health psychology and physical disability services. Obtained Upgrade Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006. Research Tutor on Exeter University D.Clin.Psych programme from 2006. NHS Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Clinical Health Psychology & Neuropsychology from 2008. BPS Division of Neuropsychology Exec. Committee member from 2010.

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1392 724635
AddressWashington Singer Laboratories
University of Exeter
Perry Road
Prince of Wales Road

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