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Emeritus Professor Gina Geffen AM

BA (Rand), PhD (Monash), DSc hon (Flinders), FAPS, FASSBI

Elected: 1990

Discipline: Psychology

Specialisation: Concussion, cerebral lateralization, working memory,pain management

Profile

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,

 

Appointments

University Appointments

     Oxford University

Graduate Research Assistant, Medical Research Council, 1964-1966

     Monash University

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-

 

Clinical Appointments

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 –

 

Awards

 

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

 

Publications

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

Contact

Website: http://www.psy.uq.edu.au/directory/index.html?id=14
Email: geffen [at] psy.uq.edu.au
Work Phone: 07 3393 2001

Contact Information

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