Specialisation: Concussion, cerebral lateralization, working memory,pain management
Gina Geffen is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland, and is currently the chair of its Human Research Committee A. She is in private practice as Director of Clinical Psychology at the Brisbane Pain Rehabilitation Service.
She was previously Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of the Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory both at Flinders University and subseqwuently at the University of Queensland. She was Chair of the Psychology Registration Board of Queensland.from 1998-2008 and subsequently a foundation member of the Psychology Board of Australia from 2009-2014,
Graduate Research Assistant, Medical Research Council, 1964-1966
Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Psychology, 1967-1972.
Flinders University of South Australia
Lecturer in Psychology, School of Social Sciences, 1973-1976
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, School of Social Sciences, 1977-1980.
Associate Professor (Reader) in Psychology, 1980-1988.
Co-Director, Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory, 1982-1991.
Foundation Julia Farr Professor of Neuropsychology, 1988-1991.
Director, Neuropsychology Research Unit, Julia Farr Centre, 1988-1991.
University of Queensland
Professor of Psychology, 1991- 2007
Director, Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory, 1991- 2007
Emeritus Professor of Psychology 2007-
Honorary Clinical Neuropsychologist
Adelaide Children’s Hospital, 1981-1991
Royal Adelaide Hospital & Flinders Medical Centre, 1985-1991
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, 1991-
Princess Alexandra Hospital, 1991 –
Canossa Private Hospital, 2007-
Consultant Clinical and Neuropsychologist
Director of Psychology, Brisbane Pain Rehabilitation Service, 2007 –
Major Public Offices
College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (APS, Qld) Chair, 1992-1994
Council of Psychology Registration Boards (CPRB) Member 2001-2010
Council of Psychology Registration Boards (CPRB) Dep. Chair 2002 – 6
Psychologists Registration Board of Queensland, Member 1999 – 2001
Psychologists Registration Board of Queensland, Chair 2001-2011
Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) Member 2004-2008
Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) Chair, 2005-2007
Australian Society for Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) Council,1985-2011
Australian Society for Study of Brain Impairment,(ASSBI) President, 2007-009
Forum of Australian Health Professionals Councils, Deputy Chair 2008 –2010
Director, Board of Australian Psychological Society, 2009 – 2012
Practitioner Member, Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA), 2009 –
British Council Travelling Scholar, 1975.
Fulbright Senior Scholar, 1980-1981.
Member of the Order of Australia, General Division, (AM) 2007-
President’s Award for Distinguished Services, Australian Psychological Society, 2008.
Honorary Doctorate of Science , Flinders University, 2008
Award of Distinction of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists of the Australian Psychological Society, 2013
Satz-INS Career Mentoring Award, International Neuropsychological Society, 2014
172 publications in the fields of concussion, cerebral lateralization, working memory,pain management comprising 140 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 15 book chapters, 10 articles in professional and popular journals, and 7 test manuals
Email: geffen [at] psy.uq.edu.au
Work Phone: 07 3393 2001