Skye McDonald

 

Session Title:

Innovations in Social Cognition Rehabilitation 

Biography:

Skye McDonald is a Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of NSW. She leads a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Brain Recovery. Her research is in disorders in social, emotional and communication processes and neuropsychological rehabilitation more generally. She has developed novel approaches to assess and remediate emotion perception, social skills and communication in adults with traumatic brain injury. Her work extends to other neurological disorders such as dementia and developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders.

With colleagues, she developed Psycbite www.psycbite.com a database freely available on the internet that indexes all research ever published in english that provides empirical evidence attesting to the efficacy of treatment for neuropsychological disorders arising from acquired brain disorders. She has also been instrumental in the establishment of a rating scale and reporting guidelines to improve standards for reporting single case experimental studies.