Dr Neil Hammond

BSc, DClinPsy, Clinpsychol, AFBPS

Background

Lead Clinical Psychologist – Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Service. This includes a lead psychologist role in ADHD and Autism inpatient and outpatient services.  This involves managing the psychology team and developing psychological services. Dr Hammond carries out a clinical role in both outpatient and inpatient services providing direct psychological therapies for adults with Autism.

Dr Hammond’s previous posts have involved delivering psychological interventions for adults with mental health difficulties in the community in Avon and Wiltshire.  During this time he was also involved in the development and delivery of an autism spectrum assessment and consultation service.   He also spent a couple of years working in an early intervention in psychosis team providing CBT and family interventions for psychosis.

Research/Interests

Dr Hammond’s current interests include developing psychological interventions for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. as well as developing individual and group CBT interventions alongside social skills and a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

He also has an interest in the use of technology such as the use of computer based CBT and biofeedback to assist in the delivery of evidence based interventions.

Dr Hammond is an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).  He also has a special interest in teaching and provide regular input into adult autism training events.

In 1999 he worked as a research psychologist evaluating the effectiveness of a voluntary sector positioned assertive outreach team for difficult to engage people with mental health difficulties.

Publications

Robinson, S., Perkins, S., Bauer, S., Hammond, N., Treasure, J., Schmidt, U. (2006). Aftercare Intervention through text messaging in the treatment of bulimia nervosa – a feasibility pilot. International Journal of Eating Disorders 39, 633-638.

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