Director, Clinical Sciences Research
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Parkville, Victoria – Australia
Dr Anderson is Director, Clinical Sciences Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Head, Psychology, The RCH, Professorial Fellow, Paediatrics & Psychology, UoM and a NHMRC Senior Practitioner Fellow. She leads the Australian Centre for Child Neuropsychology Studies. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia, the Aust Psychological Society and the Aust Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
Dr Anderson has 400+ peer reviewed publications and $30M in competitive grant funding. She is an Associate Editor for Neuropsychology (APA) and the J Neuropsychology (BPS, UK). She has been a member of the NIH Common Data Elements Working groups for concussion and child TBI, the NIH National Children’s Study, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and the International Consensus on Concussion in Sports.
Her research and clinical interests are in disorders of childhood that impact on the brain, including both developmental and acquired disorders. Her recent work has focussed on translating her early career findings into clinical practice to optimise child outcomes from brain injury. Major translational achievements include: i) publication of the Test of Everyday Attention for Children, used by psychologists across the world; ii) development of easily accessed, low burden, e-health approaches to parent-focused psychosocial treatments as a means of maximising child outcomes and improving family function; iii) development of a novel, comprehensive iPad delivered assessment tool for social competence (PEERs: patent pending); iv) digital health tools for monitoring child post concussion symptoms (endorsed in a partnership with the Australian Football league); and v) authorship of the first-ever international paediatric sports concussion guidelines of the International Consensus on Sports Concussion.
Thursday, November 7
1:25 PM – 2:25 PM