Dr Paul ElsonBSc D Clin Psych

  • Areas Covered:
  • Cardiff/Caerdydd
  • Personal Injury Assessment (Psychological)

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Typical areas of involvement

  • Personal Injury (Adults and Children over 5)
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Road Accident
  • Work Accident
  • Housing Stress
  • Psychological Aspects of Medical Negligence
  • Chronic Pain
  • Reliability of Witness.
  • Specialist experience in occupational and legal work including employment/absence management.

Employment History

March 2005 - Currentt

Hugh Koch Associates

  • March 2004 - Jan 2007

    Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust Clinical Psychologist

    July 2003 - Feb 2004

    Swansea NHS Trust Clinical Psychologist (locum position)

    Nov 2002 - Feb 2003

    Portsmouth City Primary Care Trust Clinical Neuropsychologist

    March 1996 - Nov 2002

    Derwen & Pembrokeshire NHS Trust Clinical Psychologist

    Oct 1989 - June 1992

    Assistant Psychologist Posts


Appraisals and cognitive coping styles associated with chronic post-traumatic symptoms in child road traffic accident survivors. PIBULJ

Elson, P. (2010)

Litigation Stress

Koch, HCH & Elson, P. PIBULJ August 2009

  • The Injured Psyche. Legal and Medical

    Koch, HCH, Elson, P. & Newns, K. (2008)

    How to manage stress during litigation. Personal Injury Brief Update law Journal (PIBULJ)

    Koch HCH & Elson P. (2008)

    Relationship Collision, Legal & Medical, 23

    Koch H., Hetherton J & Elson P. (2007)

    How I get a high quality service from your expert APIL PI Focus

    Koch H., Elson P. & Bracey R. (2007)

    Do older adults presenting with memory complaints wish to be told if later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease? SIGNPOST: Journal of Dementia and Mental Health Care for Older People Vol. 11 (3): 5-11

    Elson, P. (2007)

    How to get a high quality service from your expert. APIL PI Focus

    Koch, HCH., Elson, P. and Bracey, R. (2006)

    “I’ll be glad when the claim’s over!”-The stress of bringing a claim for personal injuries. Solicitor’s Journal 150(34): 1146-1147

    Elson, P., Bracey, R. and Koch, H. (2006)

    Do older adults presenting with memory complaints wish to be told if later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease? International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 21: 419-425

    Elson, P. 2006

    The diagnosis of dementia: who wants to know? The Journal of Dementia Care 14(5):36-38

    Elson, P. 2006

Professional Qualifications


BSc Hons in Applied Psychology, Cardiff University


Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Bangor University


  • British Psychological Society
  • Division of Clinical Psychology
  • Division of Neuropsychology

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