Dr Lizzy Atkins


BSc (Hons), MPhil, DClinPsychol, AFBPsS, PGDip, SRCN

Practising since: 2002

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  • Monday and Friday PM
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Lizzy is a Consultant Neuropsychologist with extensive experience in the field of acquired brain injury and neurorehabilitation. She qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in Oxford in 2002 and has undertaken further post-doctoral specialist training in Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol. She is on the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. Lizzy is the Head of Neuropsychology for Livewell Southwest, with responsibility for input into the specialist inpatient neuro-rehabilitation unit, the community brain injury service and the stroke rehabilitation unit.

Lizzy specialises in cognitive and Neuropsychological assessments. This may include assessment of cognitive, emotional, social and behavioural changes following acquired brain injury, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage, encephalitis and tumour, as well as other neurological conditions, such as MS.

She has extensive experience of conducting assessments with individuals with severe cognitive and communication difficulties to understand their cognitive and emotional functioning.

Lizzy specialises in conducting mental capacity assessments in relation to a number of decisions, including capacity to manage one’s own affairs, to make welfare decisions, to make decisions regarding medical treatment and testamentary capacity.

Special interests

Neuropsychological assessment, Cognitive assessment, Mental Capacity Assessment, Acquired brain injury

Other interests

Lizzy also provides consultation, supervision and training to other psychologists and members of the inter-disciplinary team. 

Personal interests

Running, coffee and skiing

Locations Dr Lizzy Atkins works with

  • Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8BG

    01752 775 861
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Related experience


Lizzy is an active researcher with both her own studies and also supporting/running clinical trials in Neurological disorders.


  • Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists
  • Division of Neuropsychology of the British Psychological Society
  • Division of Clinical Psychology
  • Health and Care Professions Council

Other posts held

  • Lead for Neuropsychology, Livewell Southwest, Plymouth

Insurers Dr Lizzy Atkins works with

Dr Lizzy Atkins works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Dr Lizzy Atkins does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Lizzy Atkins does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Lizzy Atkins does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.