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Fergus joined the Department of Clinical Psychology as a Senior Research Fellow in December 2014, initially seconded from his post as Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist in Cambridgeshire Community Services (NHS) Trust. He is now employed full time at UEA as a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, and holds the Senior Research Tutor role within the department. Fergus completed a masters in health psychology in 1996, clinical psychology training at UEA in 2000 and a post-graduate diploma in CBT at Oxford in 2004. He was formerly the Clinical Lead for the Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and lead psychologist at the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, where he maintains honorary positions.
Fergus’ clinical and research interests are in neuropsychological rehabilitation, specifically self-regulation, identity, psychological therapy/CBT and asset-based community approaches following brain injury. He has published a number of papers and book chapters on these topics and been invited to present his work both nationally and internationally. Within the Department of Clinical Psychology, Fergus is supporting development of the Neuropsychology module of the doctoral programme and is leading a programme of research focused on understanding and developing interventions for cognitive and emotional sequelae of acquired brain injury.
Fergus is currently involved in research relating to family and caregivers of people with brain injuries (children young people and adults) or dementia, and social connection and wellbeing, mainly from a qualitative perspective. Recently Fergus worked on a NIHR CLAHRC EoE and CPFT funded study with colleagues in the Dept of Psychiatry, Cambridge University, looking at the effects of transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation on aggression in people with acquired or developmental disabilities. Previous grants include an NIHR RfPB funded trial of an intervention for everyday memory and planning problems in people with acquired brain injury, in collaboration with colleagues at the MRC-CBU in Cambridge. He was also a Co-Investigator for an NIHR RfPB funded study looking at the feasibility of a clinical trial of an Arts for Health approach to improving confidence and well-being post-stroke, in collaboration with Bournemouth University. Fergus holds a number of honorary positions and is a member of the BPS Division of Neuropsychology’s Policy Unit, the Board of Associate Editors of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, former Trustee for Headway Cambridgeshire and is a Clinical Associate at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge.
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Cross, J., Fox, C., Cross, J., Fox, C., Gracey, F., Penhale, B., Poland, F., Shepstone, L., Turner, D., Colles, A., Goodall, K., Hojas Garcia, E., Pond, M., Sims, E. & Swart, A. M.
National Institute for Health and Care Research
1/08/21 → 31/01/27
Research programme on the use of transcutaneous nerve stimulation technology to decrease the aggressive behaviour problems associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities (learning disabilities and/or autism) or acquired brain injury.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
1/01/18 → 31/12/18
Supervision and support to Alison Woods
1/10/17 → 30/09/18
The experiences of wives following acquired brain injury (ABI). A qualitative analysis exploring realisations of change following the ABI of a “loved one”.Ghosh-Cannell, C., Fisher, P., Ajayi, J. & Gracey, F., Apr 2023, In: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 33, 2, p. 356-377 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile18 Downloads (Pure)
The impact of clinical training changes on self-rated competency and confidence in neuropsychology: a survey of UEA-trained clinical psychologists in East AngliaZarotti, N., Ford, C. & Gracey, F., 1 Apr 2023, In: The Neuropsychologist. 15, p. 14-21 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
A new model to guide identity-focused multidisciplinary rehabilitation for children and young people following acquired brain injury: I-FoRMPerkins, A., Gracey, F., Kelly, G. & Jim, J., Aug 2022, In: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 32, 8, p. 1928-1969 42 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review3 Citations (Scopus)
A qualitative exploration of fatherhood after acquired brain injury (ABI)Cregan, K., Daisley, A., Ford, C. & Gracey, F., Sep 2022, In: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 32, 9, p. 2269-2293 25 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile21 Downloads (Pure)
Editorial: Improving wellbeing in patients with chronic conditions: Theory, evidence, and opportunitiesKemp, A. H., Tree, J., Gracey, F. & Fisher, Z., 14 Mar 2022, In: Frontiers in Psychology. 13, 868810.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)21 Downloads (Pure)