The BMIPB is a collection of tests used by Clinical Psychologists to measure the effects of damage to the brain on memory and other cognitive abilities. It is used in English-speaking countries around the world and can inform clinicians’ planning of individual rehabilitation programmes and follow a person’s recovery. It is also useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of conditions such as dementia, to see how rapidly they are progressing and provide help and support accordingly.
The test battery includes seven sub-tests and has been calibrated on a group of 300 British healthy adults ranging in age from 16 to 89. It is not only used by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) but by many other clinical services. The BMIPB was developed in 2007 by Dr Michael Oddy in collaboration with Dr Tony Coughlan (the creator of the original version of the battery, known as the Adult Memory and Information Processing Battery) and Professor John Crawford, an expert in test construction from the University of Aberdeen.