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Departments

Clinical Neuropsychology

The Department of Clinical Neuropsychology at Austin Health provides inpatient and outpatient services to neurosciences, psychiatry, aged care services, and all medical and surgical units. The department caters for adults, with a restricted service available to children (epilepsy only).

The department provides patient care, incorporating diagnostic assessment services, involvement in rehabilitation programs, and contributes to treatment/discharge planning procedures.

In addition to the clinical program, the department offers student placement programs to those undertaking university post-graduate training courses in clinical neuropsychology. The department also has a heavy involvement in both independent and collaborative research projects.

The department is the historical ‘home’ of the profession of clinical neuropsychology in Australia, having been established by Dr. Kevin Walsh (AO BA MBBS MSc FBPsS) in the 1970’s under the aegis of The University of Melbourne.

The department is located within the Specialty Services Clinical Service Unit. It is comprised of several clinicians and one secretarial staff member. If you would like to know more about Clinical Neuropsychology please continue to explore our website or contact us directly.