Dr Fergus Gracey

Fergus Gracey

University position

Practitioner Researcher / Clinical Psychologist


Department of Psychiatry


MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and Oliver Zangwill Centre

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Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


My research themes relate to assessment, recovery and rehabilitation following brain injury. I am especially interested in identity and emotional adjustment following acquired brain injury, self-regulation, cognitive rehabilitation and service delivery. Current research includes: final stages of analysing and writing up a randomised controlled trial of a novel intervention for executive functioning; exploring the use of SenseCam in supporting rehabilitation; creativity, identity and adjustment following stroke; coping, fatigue, self-esteem and emotional adjustment following brain injury; interoception and emotion-based decision making ability following brain injury; evaluation of CogMed working memory training package in rehabilitation of childhood brain injury; analysis of policies that guide practice in brain injury rehabilitation; presenting problems and service use of children with cognitive and emotional problems following acquired brain injury.

Research Focus





Brain Injury


Clinical conditions

Cognitive impairment


hypoxic brain injury



Traumatic brain injury


Neuropsychological testing

qualitative methods


single case designs



andrew bateman

isabel clare

tom manly

United Kingdom

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Associated News Items



    Gracey F, Malley D, Wagner AP and Clare ICH (2014), “Characterising neuropsychological rehabilitation service users for service design” Social Care and Neurodisability 5(1): 16-28


    Manly T, Evans JJ, Fish JE, Gracey F and Bateman A (2013), “Cognitive Rehabilitation following Traumatic Brain Injury” In H. Levin, D. Shum and R. Chan (Eds) Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: Current Research and Future Directions. Oxford: OUP.


    Gracey F and Ownsworth T (2012), “The experience of self in the world: the personal and social contexts of identity change after brain injury” In J. Jetten, C. Haslam and A. Haslam (Eds) The Social Cure. Hove: Psychology Press.

    Gracey F.and Wilson BA (2012), “Theoretical approaches to Neuropsychological Rehabilitation” In L. Goldstein and J. McNeil (Eds) Clinical Neuropsychology: A practical guide to assessment and management for Clinicians (2nd edition). Chichester: Wiley


    Brindley R, Bateman A, Gracey F (2011), “Exploration of use of SenseCam to support autobiographical memory retrieval within a cognitive-behavioural therapeutic intervention following acquired brain injury.” Memory 19(7):745-57 Details


    Gracey F, Evans JJ, Malley D (2009), “Capturing process and outcome in complex rehabilitation interventions: A "Y-shaped" model.” Neuropsychol Rehabil 19(6):867-90 Details

    Wilson BA, Gracey F, Evans JJ and Bateman A (2009), “Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Theory, Models, Therapy and Outcome.” Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Theory, Models, Therapy and Outcome. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


    Gracey F, Ownsworth T (2008), “Editorial.” Neuropsychol Rehabil 18(5-6):522-6 Details

    Gracey F, Palmer S, Rous B, Psaila K, Shaw K, O'Dell J, Cope J, Mohamed S (2008), “"Feeling part of things": personal construction of self after brain injury.” Neuropsychol Rehabil 18(5-6):627-50 Details

    Yeates GN, Gracey F, McGrath JC (2008), “A biopsychosocial deconstruction of "personality change" following acquired brain injury.” Neuropsychol Rehabil 18(5-6):566-89 Details


    Dewar BK, Gracey F (2007), “"Am not was": cognitive-behavioural therapy for adjustment and identity change following herpes simplex encephalitis.” Neuropsychol Rehabil 17(4-5):602-20 Details

    Gracey F, Oldham P, Kritzinger R (2007), “Finding out if "The 'me' will shut down": successful cognitive-behavioural therapy of seizure-related panic symptoms following subarachnoid haemorrhage: a single case report.” Neuropsychol Rehabil 17(1):106-19 Details

    Yeates G, Henwood K, Gracey F, Evans J (2007), “Awareness of disability after acquired brain injury and the family context.” Neuropsychol Rehabil 17(2):151-73 Details


    Dawkins N, Cloherty ME, Gracey F, Evans JJ (2006), “The factor structure of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in acquired brain injury.” Brain Inj 20(12):1235-9 Details


    Wilson BA, Berry E, Gracey F, Harrison C, Stow I, Macniven J, Weatherley J, Young AW (2005), “Egocentric disorientation following bilateral parietal lobe damage.” Cortex 41(4):547-54 Details


    Macniven JA, Poz R, Bainbridge K, Gracey F, Wilson BA (2003), “Emotional adjustment following cognitive recovery from 'persistent vegetative state': psychological and personal perspectives.” Brain Inj 17(6):525-33 Details


    Wilson BA, Gracey F, Bainbridge K (2001), “Cognitive recovery from "persistent vegetative state": psychological and personal perspectives.” Brain Inj 15(12):1083-92 Details