DR WENDY KELSO BSc Hons DPsych (Clin Neuro) CCN MAPS
Dr Wendy Kelso completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons) at the University of Melbourne and a Doctorate of Psychology at Victoria University. She began her career working with children and families with Turners syndrome at the Royal Childrens Hospital, Parkville. After relocating to Newcastle, she commenced working as a Clinical Neuropsychologist for the Neuropsychiatry Service, James Fletcher Hospital and the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, John Hunter Hospital. In her role at the Neuropsychiatry Service she gained valuable clinical and research experience working with people who had a diverse range of neurological and psychiatric conditions. While in Newcastle she developed an interest in Young Onset Dementia. She then moved to Sydney to work with Professor Tony Broe in co-ordinating the Cognitive Disorders Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital. She was an Honorary Research Officer at the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute and worked with Dr Clement Loy and Professor John Hodges in setting up a specialist Fronto-Temporal Dementia (FTD) clinic. She has considerable experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of individuals with Young Onset Dementia and feels privileged to be able to provide counselling, support and education for family members and carers. She continues to be involved in education and training for health professionals and external service providers. As part of her role at the Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital she is involved in developing and improving models of service provision for people with Young Onset Dementia and their families.
DR JOANNA NEATH BA Hons DPsych (Clin Neuro) MAPS
Dr Joanna Neath completed her undergraduate studies with Honours in Psychology at the University of Melbourne, in 1997, followed by her Doctorate of Clinical Neuropsychology at La Trobe University before joining the neuropsychology team at Caulfield General Medical Centre. Her previous clinical training and professional experience has included working in a variety of settings including aged care, adult rehabilitation, adult inpatient psychiatry and child neuropsychology. She joined the Neuropsychiatry Unit at the end of 2005 where she enjoys working within a multi-disciplinary team providing sound knowledge and experience in adult cognitive screening, neuropsychological assessments, education and practical recommendations to patients and their families. She has been involved in a research project investigating the measures used by neuropsychologists in the assessment of decision-making capacity as well as a paper investigating the influence of orthographic knowledge on phonological awareness tasks.
DR ANITA GOH BSc Hons DPsych (Clin Neuro) MAPS
Dr Anita Goh is a neuropsychologist and a researcher. She is a clinician in the outpatient clinics at the Neuropsychiatry Unit and is also a research fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute, and Huntington's disease lab head at the Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age, The University of Melbourne. Anita's work focused on optimising mental health and wellbeing, and dementia prevention and care. She is passionate about creating a future-friendly environment for our ageing population, which requires strong research and fundamental changes throughout healthcare organisations and in policy. Anita has won awards for her research and has diverse knowledge and experience in cognitive assessment, neuroimaging, dementia prevention, healthy ageing, mental health, technology to improve dementia care and in social issues such as discrimination. She was a National Dementia Training Study Centre Fellow in 2016, and Anita has been selected to be part of team Homeward Bound, a global leadership, strategies and science initiative for women, that aims to heighten the influence and impact of women with a science background in order to influence police and decision making as it shapes our planet.
SIMONE MANGELSDORF BA/Sc BSc Hons MPsych (Clin Neuropsych)
Simone Mangelsdorf completed both her undergraduate and postgraduate training at The University of Melbourne. Her research was on cognitive impairment in Type 1 diabetes. Following her training, Simone was a research assistant on the Older Australian Twin Study at the National Ageing Research Institute. She has worked on inpatient rehabilitation units, aged care wards and aged psychiatry wards as well as within a specialised movement disorders clinic. Her areas of interest include OCD, DBS, movement disorders and bioethics.