Dr Damien Appleton

Dr Damien Appleton
Damien is a registered Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist specialising in Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Progressive Neurological conditions and Persistent Pain. Having worked in several countries Damien has experience working with people from a diverse range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Damien is trained in a range of therapeutic approaches:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Based Therapies
  • Narrative therapy


  • Doctorate in Psychology, University of Leicester, UK. 2018
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 2013
  • Master of Clinical Psychology, University of Wollongong, Australia, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology, Victoria University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 1991


  • British Psychological Society Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow
  • Member of Association for Contextual Behavioural Science
  • Registered Clinical Neuropsychologist, New Zealand Psychologists Board
  • Member of New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Member of the New Zealand Special Interest Group in Neuropsychology


Effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction group programme on family carers. Mental Health Practice. Appleton P, Barrasin E, Hepworth A, Appleton D et al (2019)

Patient Experiences of the Uro-oncology Specialist Nurse: The Value of Information Giving and Directions for Future Research Cancer Nursing Practice. Barrasin and Appleton Cancer Nursing Practice (May 2018).

Our Disease: A qualitative meta-synthesis of the experiences of spousal/partner caregivers of people with multiple sclerosis. Appleton, Robertson, Mitchell and Lesley Scandinavian Journal of Health Sciences (September 2018).

Social worker resilience: The Sink Model. Barrasin, Lesley, Murray & Appleton. (2018)

British Psychological Society, South West Forum.

“In Control” A community anger management program for people with a brain injury Appleton & Gilchrist (2001) , Illawarra Area Health Service, Australia.