Dr Craig Newman

Dr Craig Newman

Senior Research Fellow

Clinical Trials & Health Research - Institute of Translational & Stratified Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)


·     Senior Research Fellow (PUPSMD)

·     Mobile Health TechnologyInnovations Lead (PUPSMD)

·     Group Lead - Neuro-CognitiveResearch Centre (www.neurocore.org.uk)

·     NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow (NHSEngland)

·     Principal Clinical Psychologist  (Derriford Hospital,Plymouth, Neuropsychology)

·     Associate PsychologyLecturer(Plymouth University)

o   Neuropsychology

o   Professional Skills(Innovation beyond clinical practice)

o   Research Skills


  • BSc Hons Psychology - Stirling University (2000)
  • PhD - Behavioural Economics and Addition - Keele University (2008)
    Assessment and adjustment of decision making impairment in heroin addicts, via a
    software based simulated decision making intervention.
  • DClinPsych - Plymouth University (2012)
    Assessment of executive functioning, in dementia, via a mobile tablet based translation of the Trail Making Test. 


·     Computerised cognitiveassessment

·     Clinical softwarearchitecture

·     Usability research

·     Digital eHealthinnovations project management

Professional membership

Health Professionals Counsel

Chartered Clinical Psychologist (BPS)

Division of Clinical Psychology (CPsychol)

Teaching interests

  • Clinical Neuropsychology (MPsych & DClin)
  • Professional practice (DClin)
  • Clinical research skills (DClin)
  • Psychology of participation (clinical trials) (NHS Research Nurses)

Research interests

The development and implementation of:

  1. computerised applicationswhich support cognitive assessment, clinical assessment and self-assessment ofneurodegenerative conditions.
  2. computerised patient self-management apps - self-monitoring, self-triage and treatment triggering systems.  

Current studies (click link)

Current software development (click link)

Key publications are highlighted

Maramba I, Chatterjee A & Newman C 2019 'Methods of Usability Testing in the Development of eHealth Applications: A Scoping Review' International Journal of Medical Informatics Author Site , DOI PEARL
Shankar R, Newman C, Gales A, McLean BN, Hanna J, Ashby S, Walker MC & Sander JW 2018 'Has the Time Come to Stratify and Score SUDEP Risk to Inform People With Epilepsy of Their Changes in Safety?' Frontiers in Neurology 9, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Saxena A, Jones L, Shankar R, McLean B, Newman CGJ & Hamandi K 2018 'Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy in children: a focused review of incidence and risk factors' Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 89, (10) jnnp-2017-317702-jnnp-2017-317702 , DOI PEARL
Shankar R, Henley W, Boland C, Laugharne R, McLean BN, Newman C, Hanna J, Ashby S, Walker MC 2018 'Decreasing the risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy: structured communication of risk factors for premature mortality in people with epilepsy' European Journal of Neurology 25, (9) 1121-1127 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Page R, Shankar R, McLean BN, Hanna J & Newman C 2018 'Digital Care in Epilepsy: A Conceptual Framework for Technological Therapies' Frontiers in Neurology 9, , DOI PEARL
Newman CGJ, Bevins AD, Zajicek JP, Hodges JR, Vuillermoz E, Dickenson JM, Kelly DS, Brown S & Noad RF 2018 'Improving the quality of cognitive screening assessments: ACEmobile, an iPad-based version of the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-III' Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring 10, 182-187 , DOI PEARL
Mclean B, Shankar R, Hanna J, Jory C & Newman C 2016 'Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy: measures to reduce risk' Practical Neurology 17, (1) 13-20 , DOI PEARL
Shankar R, Walker M, McLean B, Laugharne R, Ferrand F, Hanna J & Newman C 2016 'Steps to prevent SUDEP: the validity of risk factors in the SUDEP and seizure safety checklist: a case control study' Journal of Neurology 263, (9) 1840-1846 , DOI PEARL
Newman C, Shankar R, Hanna J, McLean B, Osland A, Milligan C, Ball A, Jory C & Walker M 2016 'Developing an Evidence-Based Epilepsy Risk Assessment eHealth Solution: From Concept to Market' JMIR Research Protocols 5, (2) e82-e82 , DOI
Jory C, Shankar R, Coker D, McLean B, Hanna J & Newman C 2016 'Safe and sound? A systematic literature review of seizure detection methods for personal use' Seizure 36, 4-15 , DOI
Shankar R, Newman C, McLean B, Anderson T & OBE JH 2015 'Can technology help reduce risk of harm in patients with epilepsy?' British Journal of General Practice 65, (638) 448-449 , DOI
Shankar R, Newman C, Hanna J, ashton J, Jory C, McLean B, Anderson T, Walker M, cox D 2015 'Keeping patients with epilepsy safe: a surmountable challenge?' BMJ Quality Improvement Reports 4, (1) u208167.w3252-u208167.w3252 , DOI PEARL
Brown H, Newman C, Noad R & Weatherby S 2012 'Behavioural management of migraine' Ann Indian Acad Neurol 15, (Suppl 1) S78-S82 Author Site , DOI
Briazu R, Newman C, Noad R & Pearson S 2011 'An investigation into the use of computerised technology for the assessment of hand motor impairment in Alzheimer's disease' INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS 23, Author Site
Newman CGJ, Crome I & Frisher M 2009 'S64-01 Revealing the role of context, experience and individual differences in the assessment of heroin addicts’ decision making abilities' European Psychiatry 24, S305-S305 , DOI
Newman CGJ, Crome I & Frisher M 2007 'The impact of feedback and punishment on the decisions of male heroin addicts' European Psychiatry 22, S194-S195 , DOI
Newman C & Adams K 2004 'Dog Gone Good: managing dog phobia in a teenage boy with a learning disability' British Journal of Learning Disabilities 32, (1) 35-38 , DOI
Bruce V, Ness H, Hancock PJB, Newman C & Rarity J 2002 'Four heads are better than one: Combining face composites yields improvements in face likeness' Journal of Applied Psychology 87, (5) 894-902 , DOI
Newman CF 1999 'Showing up for your own life: Cognitive therapy of avoidant personality disorder' In Session: Psychotherapy in Practice 4, (4) 55-71 , DOI
Conference Papers
Dominey T, Newman C, Carroll C, Noad R, Appleyard B, Deeprose C & Hall S 2016 'PD-TAP: AN OBJECTIVE AND AUTOMATED MEASURE OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE SEVERITY' BMJ e1.237-e1 , DOI
Noad R, Newman C, Carroll C & Zajicek J 2015 'iPAD-BASED ASSESSMENT IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE' BMJ e4.189-e4 , DOI