Dr Vikki Hunkin
BA(Hons), D.Clin.Psy, CPsychol, PgDip, QiCN
Dr Hunkin is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with more than a decade’s experience in clinical practice.
Educated at Oxford, Bristol and Plymouth Universities she lives and works in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset but also travels further afield.
A longstanding NHS psychologist, Dr Hunkin also sees private patients quickly in Cornwall, in addition to providing supervision to colleagues and working with law firms and insurers to provide comprehensive and speedy assessments and reports, including legal aid work. A full range of services can be found here.
Her areas of particular interest include: Brain injury, strokes and brain haemorrhage, dementia (including Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia and lewy body dementia) and other neurodegenerative illnesses (including Parkinson’s), epilepsy, post-concussion syndrome and other adult neurological conditions.
She is one of a small number of practitioners in Cornwall who has experience of working with people who have had a brain injury throughout their care. This includes in hospital during the acute phase, in the months following, in multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation and with those who are living with the long term consequences of brain injury in the community.
Dr Hunkin is HCPC registered and is one of the few practicing psychologists in Cornwall to hold the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QicN), regarded by the British Psychological Society as the “gold standard.”
She is Associate Editor of Europe’s Journal of Psychology, listed on the BPS Specialist Register in Clinical Neuropsychology and has appeared in the media commenting on psychological issues.
Dr Hunkin lives near the coast with her husband and young daughter.