Researcher biography

Professor Gail Robinson has been a clinical neuropsychologist and researcher for ~25 years in Australia and in London (UK), where she spent 14 years at the dynamic and historic National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. In 2010, she transitioned from a clinical role to an academic position at The University of Queensland where she has been director of the Clinical Neuropsychology Doctoral programme (2010-2017). Her clinical research is focused on both theoretical questions about brain-behaviour relationships like the crucial mechanisms for the executive control of language, and clinical questions regarding cognitive assessment and management of various pathologies including neurodegenerative disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, brain tumours and stroke. Professor Robinson has attracted internal and national funding; at present she Leads the Neuropsychology Core of a large-scale longitudinal and multidisciplinary NHMRC Dementia Team Research grant (Prospective Imaging Study of Ageing: Genes, Brain and Behaviour [PISA]: $6.5 million; 2015-2021). She was the recipient of an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) in 2012 and she is currently the recipient of a NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship, during which she will focus on early neurocognitive diagnostic indicators for dementia (2018-2021).