Professor Vicki Anderson
BA (Hons), MA (Clin Neuropsych), PhD, FAPS, FASSA, FAAHMS, FASSBI
Dr Anderson is Director, Clinical Sciences Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Head, Psychology, the RCH, Past President of the International Neuropsychological Society.
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; ii) development of easily accessed, low burden, e-health approaches to parent-focused psychosocial treatments to maximise child outcomes; 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.
“Many mental health disorders have their origins in early childhood. My hope is that the Campus Mental health Strategy can highlight this and spearhead a focus on early childhood prevention which acknowledges the key role of the family in children’s mental health and wellbeing” – Professor Vicki Anderson.
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