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Understanding the management of patients in the early stage of recovery after TBI. Prof Jennie Ponsford and her team is asking for your help to complete a survey which will take approx. 15 minutes to complete. The survey has been developed regarding assessment and management of acute stages of TBI (i.e.PTA). The team are focusing on clinicians in neurosurgery units and rehabilitation services who have experience working in acute TBI care both in Australia and overseas. READ THE EXPLANATORY STATEMENT before completing the survey. This survey has ethics approval.

My name is Abbey Orchard and I am a Psychology Honours student at Southern Cross University under the supervision of Dr Emily Hindman, Dr Kylie Radford and Professor Peter Hassmen. We are inviting health professionals working within Australia to participate in an online research study. 

The research aims to: 

·        Document the current practices of clinicians conducting assessments with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients or patients, to understand 'best practice' in this area.

·        Identify current gaps and barriers to effective and ethical cognitive assessment and care in this population to stimulate and guide future research.

If you choose to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete an online survey that will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. You will be asked questions about your experience conducting cognitive assessment with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients or patients. You do not need to have extensive experience working with this population to participate in this study. You will also be asked to complete questions about your background and experiences. Participation is voluntary.

Contact: a.orchard.12@student.scu.edu.au ; emily.hindman@scu.edu.au  or k.radford@neura.edu.au if you have any questions

TO READ MORE AND PARTICIPATE CLICK HERE. This survey has ethics approval

Seeking families for a study on attention and childhood brain injury

Researchers at Monash University and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) are interested in understanding whether a game-based attention training program can strengthen attention in children who have experienced an acquired brain injury (ABI).

The term ABI describes any type of brain injury that happens after birth, and includes damage due to infection, tumours, stroke, lack of oxygen or trauma. Attention difficulties are a common feature of ABI and can have far-reaching consequences for learning, social relationships, and behaviour in childhood.

They are looking for children aged 4 - 9 years who have experienced an ABI to take part. Children will complete a training program at home over 5 weeks, as well as attending sessions at MCRI to measure changes in attention, memory, social and academic skills.

Want to find out more? Please contact the research team on 03 9905 3255 or tali.train2@monash.edu, or visit the MCRI website

This study has ethics approval

ASSBI Committee

Applications are open to be a part of the ASSBI Committee. If you are a member of ASSBI download an application form, complete and get it signed by another ASSBI member and email to Margaret prior to 1 April 2019 . Please note that the term of the committee is 3 years. Download the APPLICATION FORM


ASSBI Fellow

We are taking nominations for ASSBI Fellows - download a nomination form HERE

Opportunity in New Zealand

Fixed Term Psychology Lecturer (0.5 FTE) at Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

We are looking for a Lecturer, under the guidance of the Head of Discipline, and the management of the Associate Head of School will aid the delivery of teaching and learning experiences for students primarily enrolled on the rehabilitation psychology programme, engage in research and enhance the Discipline's capacity for postgraduate research and supervision, and provide leadership to and linkages with the national and international psychology community. The Lecturer acts as a facilitator for student learning, delivering high quality psychology teaching and learning experiences on-campus and within community and health service environments. They actively contribute to the critical study of psychology and nurture future scholars. They offer experience, innovation and leadership to the psychology community. Effective performance will result in maximising students' potential, enhancing the research profile of psychology and enhancing the critical and innovative capacity of the discipline nationally and internationally.
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