Dr David Hacker

Dr. David Hacker, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist
Bsc (Hons), DClinPsy, PgDip (Neuro), C.Psychol 

Dr. David Hacker is the Consultant and Lead Neuropsychologist at West Park Hospital in Wolverhampton. He is also employed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Major Trauma Centre as the Consultant Neuropsychologist responsible for acute traumatic brain injury.

Dr Hacker has extensive experience of Neuropsychology across the entire care pathway of the brain injured client. He also has extensive experience and expertise in neuropsychological assessment for neurology and neurosurgery and works with clients with a range of neurological and degenerative conditions (e.g. Multiple sclerosis, encephalitis, Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, stroke and epilepsy).

Dr Hacker has also worked within community brain injury and rehabilitation including the management of clients with problematic behaviours and poor engagement with services post-injury.

Dr Hacker has prepared expert neuropsychology medical reports for mental health review tribunals including those for restricted patients and prepared reports for the courts in both civil and criminal matters. These include assessments of acquired brain injury in civil compensation, assessment of capacity, assessment of fitness to plead and competency to stand trial, risk assessment, the impact of acquired brain injury on culpability in criminal proceedings and capacity to parent.


Key skills:

  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Risk Assessment
  • The assessment and treatment of challenging behaviour
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Cognitive behavioural approaches to mental disorder staff training

Academic Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Glasgow, 1992-1996)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Warwick 2001-2004)
  • Pg. Dip (Post-Doctoral) in Clinical Neuropsychology (University of Glasgow 2007-2008)