Dr Simon MidgleyD. Clin. Psych., Bsc. (Hons), Dip. Cog. Ther., CPsychol

  • Areas Covered:
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Sunderland
  • Leeds
  • Personal Injury Assessment (Psychological)
  • Medical Negligence

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Typical areas of involvement

  • Personal Injury (Adults and Children)
  • PTSD
  • Child Physical
  • Emotional and Sexual Abuse
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Road Accident
  • Work Accident
  • Employment Stress
  • Psychological Aspects of Medical Negligence
  • Chronic Pain
  • Reliability of Witness
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation (Adults and Children including Child Abuse)
  • Assessment and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Accident Trauma and Anxiety and the Effects of Child Abuse

Employment History

May 2013 – Current

Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Hugh Koch Associates

  • July 2010 – Current

    Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Independent Practice

    January 2011 – January 2014

    Clinical Psychologist (Part time) Police, Scotland

    August 2010 – November 2011

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Parsons Dowd Psychological Ltd

    October 2009 – March 2010

    Mental Health Advisor, Médecins Sans Frontières, Operational Centre Amsterdam

    March 2009 – August 2009

    Mental Health Advisor, Médecins Sans Frontières, Myanmar (Burma)

    November 2008 – December 2008,

    Mental Health Officer, Médecins Sans Frontières, Emergency Team, Balochistan Earthquake, Pakistan

    September 2006 – April 2008

    Mental Health Officer, Médecins Sans Frontières, Urabá Project, Colombia

    October 2002 – July 2006

    Clinical Psychologist (Band 8a), North Tyneside Primary Care Trust

    September 1991 – September 2002

    Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

    November 1998 – September 1999

    Senior Research Assistant, Centre for Clinical Psychology and Healthcare, Research, University of Northumbria

    January 1997 – June 1998

    1998 Assistant Research Psychologist, Centre for Alcohol and Drug Studies, Newcastle NHS Trust


After the Omagh bomb: Posttraumatic stress disorder in health service staff. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 15 (1), 27-30

Luce, A., Firth-Cozens, J., Midgley, S. & Burges, C. (2002)

Risk behaviours for HIV and hepatitis infection among anabolic-androgenic steroid users. AIDS Care, 12 (2), 163-170

Midgley, S. J., Heather, N., Best, D., Henderson, D., McCarthy, S. & Davies, J. B. (2000)

  • Questionnaire survey of post-traumatic stress disorder in doctors involved in the Omagh bombing. British Medical Journal, 319, 1609

    Firth-Cozens, J., Midgley, S. J. & Burges, C. (1999)

    Levels of aggression among a group of anabolic-androgenic steroid users. Medicine, Science and the Law, 41 (4), 309-314

    Midgley, S. J., Heather, N. & Davies, J. B. (2001)

    Dependence-producing potential of anabolic-androgenic steroids. Addiction Research, 7 (6), 539-550

    Midgley, S. J., Heather, N. & Davies, J. B. (2000)

    Clinical governance development need in clinical psychologists. Clinical Psychology Forum, No. 139, 32-34

    Firth-Cozens, J. & Midgley, S. (2000)

Recent Training Courses

  • Bond Solon Witness Familiarisation Program (Criminal and Civil) (2015)
  • British Psychological Society Expert Witness Level 1: Essential Knowledge
  • British Psychological Society Expert Witness Level 2: Report Writing
  • British Psychological Society Expert Witness Level 3: Court Room Evidence
  • British Psychological Society Expert Witness Level 4: Psychometrics (2015)
  • Bond Solon Civil Procedure Rules For Expert Witnesses Certificate (2014)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Part 1, Edinburgh, August 2010.
  • Working Successfully in Private Practice – British Psychological Society workshop, London, May 2010.
  • Mental Health in Areas of Armed Conflict, MSF, Bakuum, Holland, October 2008.
  • Voluntary Counselling and Testing for HIV/AIDS, Apartadó, Colombia, December 2007.
  • Psychosocial Interventions in areas of Armed Conflict, Bogotá, Colombia, December 2006.
  • Completed Expert Witness Training Seminars (The Role and Duty of the Expert Witness; Skills in Report Writing; Skills in preparing Joint Statements; Cross-examination and Courtroom Skills).

Professional Qualifications


Diploma in Cognitive Therapy, University of Durham


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Newcastle

  • 1993-1996

    Psychology BSc. (Hons.), University of


  • Chartered Member - British Psychological Society – Membership Number 87519
  • British Psychological Society – Directory of Expert Witnesses
  • Health Professions and Council

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