Dr Vicki Hall, Neuropsychologist – Birmingham & West Midlands

Dr Vicki Hall is director of Neuromindworks. She is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology, a post doctoral diploma in clinical neuropsychology, the British Psychological Society Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology and the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate. She is on the British Psychological Society Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychology; an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society; registered as a clinical psychologist by the Health Professions Council and a member of the Expert Witness Institute.

Dr Hall has worked in neuropsychology and clinical psychology settings since 2001. She has worked in a range of private and NHS settings; in a variety of neurological services spanning the whole care pathway and across the lifespan.

Dr Hall has extensive experience in providing neuropsychology services as both a treating clinician and an expert witness in medico-legal cases.  She is experienced in providing expert witness evidence in civil, family and criminal proceedings.

Dr Hall has numerous publications in the field of neuropsychology and has provided ad hoc peer reviews for a number of journals. She was a lecturer at Staffordshire University Clinical Psychology doctorate and was employed as an associate lecturer at the Clinical Neuropsychology post doctoral diploma course at Nottingham university. She has provided numerous presentations in the field of neuropsychology at both a national and international level.  She is on the editorial board for “The Clinical Neuropsychologist” which is the official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Selected Publications (name previously Hacker):

Hacker, V.L. & Jones, C. (2009). Detecting Feigned Impairment on the WMS-III word list recognition. Brain Injury, 23, 243–249.

Hacker, V.L., Stark, D. & Thomas, S. (2010). Validation of the Stroke Aphasic Depression Questionnaire using the brief assessment schedule depression cards in an acute stroke sample. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 49, 123-127.

Morris, K., Hacker, V.L. & Lincoln, N.B. (2012). The Validity of the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination- Revised (ACE-R) in Acute Stroke. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34, 189-95

Hall, V.L. (2013). Use of the Wechsler Scales in Traumatic Brain Injury: Cautions in the new Wechsler Scales. Clinical Psychology Forum. 245, 15-19.

Hall, V.L. Worthington, A. & Venables, K. (2013). The validity of the word memory test effort indices in acute minimal to mild head injury, Journal of Neuropsychology DOI: 10.1111/jnp.12021

Merten, T. Dandachi-FitzGerald, B., Hall, V., Schmand, B., Santamaría, P. & González-Ordi, H. (2013). Symptom validity assessment in European countries: Development and state of the art . Clínica y Salud, 24, 129-138.

Hall, VL (2014). Psycho-Legal Assessment of Chronic Pain and Symptom Validity: A UK Perspective, Journal of Observational Pain Medicine, 3, 1-9.

Hall (2014). Living Beyond Brain Injury: A Resource Manual. Speechmark: London.

Merten, T., Dandachi-FitzGerald, B., Hall, V. et al. Symptom and Performance Validity Assessment in European Countries: an Update. Psychol. Inj. and Law (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12207-021-09436-8.

Hall, V. L., & Kalus, A. M. (2021). A Comparative Analysis of the Base Rate of Malingering Using Slick et al.(1999) and Sherman et al.(2020) Multidimensional Criteria for Malingering in a UK Litigant Population. Psychological Injury and Law, 1-10.

Conference presentations:

2009: Symptom validity assessment, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust “Innovations conference”.

2009: A meta analyses of symptom validity indicators embedded within the Wechsler Scales, “The First European Symposium on Symptom Validity Assessment”; Akademie König & Müller, Wurzburg, Germany.

2013: Psychological assessment of chronic pain, Cambridge Annual Medicolegal conference.

2013: The assessment of credible and non credible memory, Joint meeting of clinical forensic and legal medicine and the medicolegal society, Royal Society of Medicine.

2013: Symptom Validity Assessment in Mild Head Injury. “The Third European Symposium on Symptom Validity Assessment”; Akademie König & Müller, Wurzburg, Germany.

2016: A family systems approach to neurorehabilitation, European Brain Injury Society study day; Bordeaux, France.

2017: Psycho-Legal Assessment of Chronic Pain and Symptom Validity: A UK Perspective, European Symptom Validity Assessment Symposium; Basel, Switzerland.