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A concise guide to the mental capacity act


Tracey’s second commissioned book for Routledge of the name: A concise guide to the mental capacity act: Basic principles in practice, was released on the 1st December 2021.

The book can be purchased through the Routledge website:


Radio Cymru Interview


Hanna was interviewed on BBC Radio Cymru about her work that aims to validate Welsh neuropsychological assessments for those living with Alzheimer’s disease:

Hanna has also published a Welsh article in Gwerddon Fach which discusses the increasing prevalence of dementia in Wales and the need for appropriate neuropsychological assessments:

Hanna has also presented her work at the Division of Neuropsychology Annual Conference (2021) and has been invited to talk at a seminar for MSc Dementia Studies students at Bangor University.

Hanna has completed an online CPD course delivered by Professor Barbara Wilson OBE - ‘General Principles of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation for People with Non-Progressive Brain Injury’ (2021). 

Senedd Cymru, Welsh Parliament - Petition


Ensure appropriate provision of services and support for people with Acquired Brain Injury in Wales.

There is urgent need to review the provision of services and support for people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) in Wales. There are currently no inpatient rehabilitation services for people with ABI in North Wales, and there are just four inpatient beds for children and young people with ABI in Wales.

More information and sign the petition:

Dr. Tracey Ryan-Morgan presented a Brain Injury Group Webinar 13th April 2021 on Frontal Lobe Paradox:


Tracey is currently writing a second book for Routledge on Mental Capacity – the Concise Guide is aiming for publication at the end of 2021. Watch this space! 

St John’s Chambers in Bristol hosted an invited seminar on 12th June to launch Dr. Ryan-Morgan’s book: 
'Mental Capacity Casebook: Clinical Assessment & Legal Commentary' (Routledge). The book was published in May 2019. 

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  1. January 22nd: "MTBI – latest research evidence" South Wales NeuroSIG (Llanelli)

  2. April 29th: South Wales Brain Injury Forum – "traumatic brain injury, normal vs abnormal ageing and dementia risk" (venue tbc). To book your FREE place e-mail:

  3. May 6th: "Clinical Assessment of Testamentary Capacity: processes and pitfalls"  St John’s Chambers Private Client Conference (Dartington Hall, Devon)

  4. June 16th: "Clinical Assessments of Mental Capacity in Serious Brain Injury cases" Clarion Solicitors and Parklane Plowden Chambers (Leeds)

  5. June 25th: Mental Capacity Training day – programme tbc  (Bristol)

  6. September 22nd: "Frontal Lobe Injuries: impact and prognosis" Exploring Brain Injuries and Claims conference (London)


  1. June 12th: Book launch at St John’s Chambers in Bristol

  2. July 10th: SWABIF meeting talking on Fatigue after ABI at Hugh James offices Central Square, Cardiff

  3. October 16th: Redkite Solicitors West Wales Contentious Probate Forum

  4. October 17: Withybush Consultants meeting

  5. November 7th: Brain Injury Conference for Headway organised by St John’s Chambers at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel speaking on “Frontal Lobe Paradox – a Clinician’s Casebook”

  6. November 25th: Neurobehavioural Disability after Acquired Brain Injury at the Swansea Marriott Hotel, organised by Elysium Healthcare and Swansea University – topic is “Neurobehavioural Disability and Capacity Assessments”

Dr. Ryan-Morgan was invited to speak at the Royal College of Psychiatrists (Northern Ireland) joint meeting on Brain Injury with the Division of Clinical Psychology (Northern Ireland branch) on Friday 29th March in Belfast. The topic was 'MTBI and psychosocial outcomes.' 

Time For Change – APPG On Abi Launch Report On Acquired Brain Injury And Neurorehabilitation. 

Dr. Ryan-Morgan will be providing one day (2 sessions) per week locum cover as Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist to the Regional Neuro-Rehabilitation Unit at Neath/Port Talbot Hospital. 

Gareth King, Brain Injury Case Manager, is currently cycling from Krakow in Poland to Vilnius in Lithuania for the charity Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research). Talis Consulting Limited is delighted to be able to sponsor Gareth in this endeavour and wish him every success. 

Dr. Tracey Ryan-Morgan has been appointed to the Committee for the South Wales Acquired Brain Injury Forum. @SWalesABIF 


Josh Stacey of Stokes Case Management is raising money for Tenovus Cancer Care. Talis Consulting Limited is supporting Josh – please donate if you can, even the smallest amount is welcome! 


Dr. Tracey Ryan-Morgan has been reappointed for a further three year term to the post of Chief Supervisor/ Registrar to the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology of the Division of Neuropsychology (BPS).  

Dr. Tracey Ryan-Morgan has been reappointed for a further three year term to the post of Chief Supervisor/ Registrar to the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology of the Division of Neuropsychology (BPS). 

Tracey published an article in the National Medico-Legal Directory in August 2017: 

Talis has a first floor office suite to lease out, please contact us for details. 

Tracey took part in the Race for Life in Llanelli in early June 2017. 

Dr. Ryan-Morgan was invited to speak at the Wales Case Manager and Independent Therapist Forum on 3rd May. Click here to view the full programme. 

Dr. Ryan-Morgan has signed a book contract with Routledge (Taylor & Francis) to write a clinical casebook, with legal commentary, on the subject of mental capacity assessments. The book is due in 2018. 

Tracey was an invited speaker at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference on 19th October 2016 at The Hilton Doubletree, Bristol. Her talk was entitled: Management of fatigue after brain injury:  Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference 

Feedback from the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference on 19th October 2016 at The Hilton Doubletree, Bristol:  Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference Feedback 

Memory Palaces a Radio Documentary by Luke Potter, Tracey interviewed: 

Tracey successfully completed the Llanelli Half Marathon and raised £630 for the Wales Air Ambulance. 

Tracey organised a (free) National Conference in her role as Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist & Clinical Lead for BIRT Cymru at the Cardiff Hilton on Friday 22nd April 2016. The programme included Professors Rodger Wood and Jon Evans as speakers. 

Dr. Ryan-Morgan has been awarded Chartered Scientist status by the Science Council 

Dr. Ryan-Morgan was invited by the Chair of the Division of Neuropsychology to be on their established Awards Panel,previously co-chaired by Professors Gus Baker and Barbara Wilson, now chaired by Professor Liam Dorris. 

Dr. Ryan-Morgan is a speaker, along with a colleague, at the Hugh James annual conference on 18th March 2014 on the topic of Assistive Technology in Neurorehabilitation. 

As of 1st October 2013 Tracey is the Clinical Lead and Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist for the BIRT Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit in Llanelli (part-time) whilst still maintaining private practice at Talis Consulting Limited. Tracey’s new role involves providing strategic professional and clinical leadership to BIRT within the 24 bed specialist residential neurobehavioural rehabilitation centre at Llanelli (opening in March 2014) and across the South Wales region, providing expert clinical consultation and professional guidance to clinical neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists and other clinicians within BIRT. 

On 6th October, Tracey completed the Cardiff Half-Marathon in the top third of runners. Her finishing time of 2 hours 30 minutes also placed her 152nd out of all female runners in her age group. 

Dr. Ryan-Morgan has recently published 'Assessment of Mental Capacity' as a joint book chapter in Practical Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury: A guide for Working Clinicians. The Official Book Launch is on Friday 12th April 2013. 

Advice from the Division of Neuropsychology (of the British Psychological Society) regarding grades of membership and use of professional titles within the profession and practice of Clinical Neuropsychology: 
 Membership Grades and Titles 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): 
Dr Ryan-Morgan and Dr Alyson Smith conducted a CPD programme for NewLaw Solicitors on 27th November 2012. The programme covered:

  • What are the differences between Clinical Psychology & Psychiatry and between Clinical Neuropsychology & Neuropsychiatry

  • What are the training and specific standards of qualification for Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology

  • Fundamentals of Neuropsychological assessment

  • Effort testing and symptom validity

  • Cognitive reserve theory and how it might apply

  • mTBI and concussion

  • PTSD and TBI

  • Alcohol and Drug issues

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