Dr Dave Todd

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Dave Todd (him/he) is a Clinical Psychologist working with people after acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions, including supporting rehabilitation in post-acute, community and residential settings. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Lancaster University in 2008, and has worked within the NHS and third sectors, before joining Reconnect Psychology in 2012. He has received a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology from Glasgow University.

Dave develops and facilitates neuropsychological rehabilitation, and enjoys working as part of a multidisciplinary team to support people achieving progress with their personal rehabilitation goals. He is interested in cognitive rehabilitation, and cognitive and behavioural psychotherapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Alongside his colleague, Dr Mike Smith, Dave contributed a chapter on ‘Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) after Brain Injury’ (2020). He is also interested in other therapeutic frameworks, such as Narrative Therapy, which seek to support adjustment to life-changing injuries and health conditions.

Dave is active in contributing to publications and research on psychological approaches within neurological settings and has published a number of articles and books. For example, he edited ‘Narrative approaches to brain injury’ published by Karnac Books Ltd in 2014. He contributes practice-based evidence and produces research as part of his clinical practice. He also teaches on the Doctorate programme in Clinical Psychology at Leeds University.