Jennie Ponsford

  

Session Title:

Keynote Lecture: Fatigue and Sleep Disturbance Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Creating an Evidence Base for Effective Treatment

Session Title 2:

WFNR Symposium: Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms: What Clinicians and Researchers Should Know

Session Title 3:

Psychiatric Disorders Following TBI

Biography:

Professor Jennie Ponsford completed her BA (Hons) and MA in Clinical Neuropysychology at the University of Melbourne in 1979 and her PhD at LaTrobe University in 1990. She commenced her career in 1980 as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in Sydney at the Royal Ryde Rehabilitation Centre in Sydney, and after a brief period in the Monash Department of Psychological Medicine, in 1982 was appointed as Manager of Psychology Services at Bethesda Hospital, now Epworth, where she played an instrumental role in setting up what has become a world-renowned head injury rehabilitation program. Towards this she was awarded a Churchill fellowship in 1987 to visit head injury programs around the world. She remained at Bethesda/Epworth until 1999, when she moved to Monash University. She developed and established the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology program at Monash and has convened this highly successful program ever since. She continued her clinical and research work at Epworth, establishing the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre in 2000, of which she is the Director and also acting as a consultant to the Epworth Psychology Department.  In 2005 she was promoted to full Professor of Neuropsychology.