Dr Linda Monaci
Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

About Dr Linda Monaci

Dr Linda Monaci provides a nationwide specialised and comprehensive neuropsychology assessment and treatment service for individuals (aged 16 years and over), insurers, solicitors and other agencies.

Dr Monaci provides a prompt, efficient, reliable, personal and highly professional service. Aware of the short time demands sometimes experienced by instructing parties, she always aims to meet those time constraints whenever possible. Typically, from receipt of full and final instructions, and receipt of all relevant documents and medical records, reports are submitted within three to four weeks following the assessment. Urgent assessments and subsequent filing of a report will be accommodated within short time frames whenever possible.

Consulting rooms can be arranged as required or the client can be seen at a location more convenient to them, such as their home or a care home (when based on clinical needs) or other office local to them.

Who I Am?
I am a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, Full Member of the Division of Neuropsychology, Member of the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society I am also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical Psychologist).

I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist / Clinical Neuropsychologist in the NHS since 2005. For the last 6 years I have successfully combined working as a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist both within the NHS and private practice. I currently work independently within private practice in the UK on a full time basis.

I am a member of the Expert Witness Institute and I have undertaken Expert Witness training with Bond Solon. I am listed on the register of the Expert Witnesses of the BPS and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. I have several years of experience as an Expert Witness. Further information can be found on the Medico-Legal Services.

Research Interests
Symptom validity in cognitive assessments, particularly with respect to disease or injury of the nervous system and chronic pain; neuropsychological rehabilitation and management in cases of personal accident and brain injury; development of new tests of symptom validity.

Publications


Giles, E. and Monaci, L. (2017). Medical Expert Opinion on Causation in Civil Claims, Expert Witness Journal.

Giles, E. and Monaci, L. (2017). Addressing causation in medical reports - a neuropsychological case study. New Law Journal.

Monaci, L. (2016). An overview of cognitive symptoms in chronic pain. New Law Journal.

Deacon, C. & Monaci, L. (2016). Expert evidence in foreign applicable law cases: a legal and medico-legal perspective. New Law Journal.

Monaci, L. & Wood, F. (2016). Pulling a fast one? New Law Journal.

Monaci, L. (2016). Could the recent application of the CJCA 2015 mean that Neuropsychologists may be asked to comment on whether symptoms reported are credible? Expert Witness Journal.

Monaci, L. (2016). Cultural and linguistic effects on cognitive assessment, Your Expert Witness.

Monaci, L. (2015). A brief review, increased dementia risk associated with traumatic brain injury, Expert Witness Journal, Winter Edition.

Monaci, L. (2015). Memory Block, New Law Journal.

Monaci, L. (2014). Malingering, Factitious and Functional Disorders, The Expert Witness Journal.

Monaci, L. (2014). What is the cost of not having an expert clinical neuropsychologist following a mild head injury, New Law Journal

Monaci, L. (2014). What may explain persistent symptoms following a mild head injury? Solicitor Journal.

Monaci, L. & Morris, R. G. (2012). Neuropsychological screening performance and the association with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living in dementia: baseline and 18- to 24-month follow-up. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27(2): 197-204.

van den Broek, M.D., Monaci, L. & Smith, J.G. (2012). Clinical Utility of the Personal Problems Questionnaire (PPQ) in the Assessment of Non-credible Complaints. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 3(5): 825-834

Jansson, G. & Monaci, L. (2006). Identification of real objects under conditions similar to those in haptic displays: providing spatially distributed information at the contact areas is more important than increasing the number of areas. Virtual Reality, 9(4): 243-249.

Jansson, G. & Monaci, L. (2003). Exploring tactile maps with one or two fingers. Cartographic Journal, 40: 269-271.

Book Chapters
Jansson, G. & Monaci, L. (2004). Haptic identification of objects with different number of fingers. In S. Ballesteros & M. A., Heller (Eds.), Touch, Blindness and Neuroscience. Madrid: UNED Press.

Abstracts

Monaci, L. van den Broek, M., & Smith J (2016). Exploring the psychometric proprieties of the Personal Problems Questionnaire in a sample of chronic pain patients. International Neuropsychological Society Conference (poster).

van den Broek, M., Monaci, L. & Smith J (2015). The Personal Problems Questionnaire (PPQ): a Clinical and Validity measure, 4th European Conference on Symptom Validity Assessment, in Maastricht, Netherlands.

van den Broek, M.D. & Monaci, L. (2011). Effectiveness of the Personal Problems Questionnaire in detecting non-genuine symptoms in patients with acquired neurological disorders at the Second European Symposium on Symptom Validity Assessment at UCL, London.

Monaci, L. & Evans, J. (2009). The relationship between physical functioning and perceived self efficacy in stroke patients in a neurorehabilitation setting at the Sixth Satellite Symposium on Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Tallinn, Estonia.

Jansson, G. & Monaci, L. (2005). Improving haptic displays: Providing differentiated information at the contact areas is more important than increasing the number of areas. Poster at Worldhaptics05. Available as a CD-ROM, edited by the conference: First Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, Pisa, Italy.

Jansson, G. & Monaci, L. (2002). Haptic Identification of objects with different numbers of fingers. In Ballesteros & M. A., Heller (Eds.), Touch, Blindness and neuroscience. Madrid (Spain).

Jansson, G. & Monaci, L. (2002). Exploratory procedures for tactile maps: Number of fingers involved. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Tactile Diagrams, Maps and Pictures, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.

 

 

Consultations:Ten Harley Street, W1G 9PF (tel. 020 7467 8523). Borough Chambers Keats House 24-26 St Thomas London SE1 9RS.
The Aston Clinic, Surrey KT3 3LS (tel. 020 8942 3148). Nationwide consultations (incl. home visits) can be arranged
Correspondence address: The Aston Clinic, 26 Kingston Road, Surrey KT3 3LS
Contact: linda@monaciconsultancy.com or call 020 7467 8523, 020 8942 3148 or 078 21 123 618 for an initial enquiry.