Dr Najma Khan-Bourne is a consultant clinical neuropsychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience of working with acquired neurological conditions.
She regularly provides expert neuropsychology reports for the civil court: personal injury claims (fast and multitrack) and clinical negligence for those with acquired brain injuries (traumatic brain injury, head injury, post concussion syndrome, stroke and so on). She also carries out detailed mental capacity assessments (for example, capacity to litigate or manage complex finances).
Further details on her medico-legal work can be found here and information for case managers about neuropsychological rehabilitation work can be found here.
Training & Memberships
Dr Khan-Bourne trained at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London and has obtained the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN) of the British Psychological Society. As such she is listed on the BPS Division of Neuropsychology’s Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. She is also a chartered clinical psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council that regulates psychologists.
She regularly carries out CPD and has the Cardiff University Certificate in Expert Witness Report Writing, she is also registered as an Expert Witness with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers,
Dr Khan-Bourne is registered with all the major medical insurance companies including Bupa, AXA PPP, Aviva, Cigna, WPA and Prudential. She regularly provides expert witness services and is on the Bond Solon National Register of University Certified Expert Witnesses and registered as an Expert Witness with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
NHS & Professional Interests
Dr Khan-Bourne has had several clinical appointments within the NHS in the associated prestigious hospitals of the Bethlem & Maudsley and Kings College Hospital, London in a variety of posts covering the full range of acquired neuropsychological issues including traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, neuro-oncology and the dementias, as well as neuropsychiatric conditions. She currently works at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where she is Head of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.
She has an interest in professional issues that affect neuropsychological rehabilitation and as such she has worked with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and the Royal College of Physicians. She is an active member of the Division of Neuropsychology’s Executive Committee and is the Chair of the Policy Unit.
While she maintains her professional development she herself is regularly invited to teach and provide clinical supervision to others.