Dr Hannah Bashforth is a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist who has acted as an Expert Witness since 2012. She is instructed by both Claimant and Defendant on personal injury and complex clinical negligence cases.
Hannah deals with all matters pertaining to:
Personal Injury: assessment of psychological impact of trauma, psychological consequences of long term and acute physical injury; assessment of relevant historical contextual factors in understanding response to physical trauma; contributing role of pre-existing psychological factors in the context of physical ill health prior to index event; key sills in differential diagnosis of somatic symptom disorders, functional disorders, chronic pain syndrome distress and queries of factitious disorders and malingering
Clinical Negligence: impact of medical/surgical interventions; assessment of long term physical health conditions; impact of physical disability/disfigurement; assessment of conditions i.e. PTSD, anxiety, depression; assessment of psychological response to congenital conditions and their medical management; birth trauma/postnatal complications; experience of secondary victim claims, including child death
Hannah’s main special interest is in chronic pain and long term illnesses.
Hannah has over 15 years’ experience working within the mental health field, with an excellent grounding in adult mental health assessment and treatment and has developed specialist interest in psychological assessment and intervention in adults with physical chronic and acute health problems.
Hannah has worked with NHS pain clinics since 2007 and is currently employed as a senior Clinical Psychologist and research lead at a national tertiary level NHS Pain Service (The Walton Centre, Liverpool). Hannah is currently the National psychology representative for the British Pain Society’s Pain Management Programme SIG, and is on the National Working Group for Pain Management Programme Guideline revision.
Hannah has close working links with the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, lecturing on undergraduate psychology courses as well as collaborating on numerous funded research projects.
Hannah examines Claimants at:
- The Hale Village Therapy Centre, 2nd Floor, 213 Ashley Rd, Altrincham WA15 9TB
- The Walton Centre, Lower Lane, Liverpool, L9 7LJ
- Ross Medico Legal, 3FA Marsland House, Marsland Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 3AQ
- Bloomsbury meeting room, Euston, London, WC1B 5AL