A/Prof. Linda Byrne



Deputy Head Of School (Director Of Teaching And Learning)


Faculty of Health


School of Psychology


Melbourne Burwood Campus


+61 3 924 46424

Research interests

Clinical and cognitive neuropsychology

Neuropsychiatric disorders (particularly schizophrenia, OCD and Parkinsons disease)

Models of working memory

Cognition across the lifespan

Cognitive remediation and enhancement

Parenting and mental illness

Teaching interests

Psychological Assessment; Neuropsychology, Neuroscience, Abnormal Behaviour

Units taught

Unit Chair HPS979 Psychological Assessment

Unit Chair HPS715/426 Issues in Psychological Assessment

Dr Byrne also contributes to teaching across several Doctoral, Masters and undergraduate units including HPS905, HPS908, HPS914, HPS714, HPS779, HPS395

She supervises fourth year, Masters, Doctoral and PhD students


Byrne LK, McCabe, M., & Mellor, D. (2011). Does practice make perfect? ASPR conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Byrne LK, Tye S,McGillivray, J, Berk, M, Stokes, M, Rogers, M. (2011). A systematic review of deep brain stimulation. ASPR, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Byrne LK and Bird K (2010) Neuropsychological profiles in schizophrenia: sex differences. Australiasian Schizophrenia Conference, Sydney, NSW.

Byrne LK and Hyde C (2009). Central Executive Functioning in Schizotypy. 5th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW.

Byrne LK, Redoblado, M., Lucas, S., Fitzgerald, D, & Brennan, J. (2006). Preserved versus compromised intellectual functioning in first-episode psychosis: patterns and stability over time of cognitive functioning. Australasian Schizophrenia Conference. Fremantle, W.A.


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Post-Operative Cognitive Dysfunction: An exploration of the inflammatory hypothesis and novel therapies.

David Skvarc, Michael Berk, Linda Byrne, Olivia Dean, Seetal Dodd, Matthew Lewis, Andrew Marriott, Eileen Moore, Gerwyn Morris, Richard Page, Laura Gray

(2018), Vol. 84, pp. 116-133, Neurosci Biobehav Rev, United States, C1


Assessing cerebellar brain inhibition (CBI) via transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): a systematic review

L Fernandez, B Major, W-P Teo, L Byrne, P Enticott

(2018), Vol. 86, pp. 176-206, Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


the effect of n-acetylcysteine (nac) on human cognition - a systematic review

D Skvarc, O Dean, L Byrne, L Gray, S Lane, M Lewis, B Fernandes, M Berk, A Marriott

(2017), Vol. 78, pp. 44-56, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Dysfunction of cognition patterns measured by MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB) among first episode schizophrenia patients and their biological parents

A Cao, T Shen, H Li, C Wu, M McCabe, D Mellor, L Byrne, J Zhang, J Huang, D Peng, Y Xu

(2017), Vol. 29, pp. 154-160, Shanghai archives of psychiatry, [Shanghai, China], C1


The Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire-Brief lacks measurement invariance across three countries

S Liu, D Mellor, M Ling, J Saiz, E Vinet, X Xu, S Renati, L Byrne

(2017), Vol. 258, pp. 544-550, Psychiatry research, Shannon, Ireland, C1


Examining the feasibility and tolerability of a clinically informed multisite, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation protocol

M Do, L Byrne, A Pearce

(2016), Vol. 258, pp. 24-27, Journal of neuroscience methods, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


The China longitudinal ageing study: overview of the demographic, psychosocial and cognitive data of the Shanghai sample

S Xiao, M Lewis, D Mellor, M Mc Cabe, L Byrne, T Wang, J Wang, M Zhu, Y Cheng, C Yang, S Dong

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 131-136, Journal of mental health, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Antidepressant actions of lateral habenula deep brain stimulation differentially correlate with CaMKII/GSK3/AMPK signaling locally and in the infralimbic cortex

Y Kim, B Morath, C Hu, L Byrne, S Sutor, M Frye, S Tye

(2016), Vol. 306, pp. 170-177, Behavioural brain research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Evaluations of treatment efficacy of depression from perspective of both patients' symptoms and general sense of mental health and wellbeing: a large scale, multi-centered, longitudinal study in China

Q Zeng, W Wang, Y Fang, D Mellor, M Mc Cabe, L Byrne, S Zuo, Y Xu

(2016), Vol. 241, pp. 55-60, Psychiatry research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


The Post-Anaesthesia N-acetylcysteine Cognitive Evaluation (PANACEA) trial: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

D Skvarc, O Dean, L Byrne, L Gray, K Ives, S Lane, M Lewis, C Osborne, R Page, D Stupart, A Turner, M Berk, A Marriott

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 1-11, Trials, London, Eng., C1


Determining appropriate screening tools and cut-points for cognitive impairment in an elderly Chinese sample

D Mellor, M Lewis, M Mc Cabe, L Byrne, T Wang, J Wang, M Zhu, Y Cheng, C Yang, S Dong, S Xiao

(2016), Vol. 28, pp. 1345-1353, Psychological assessment, Washington, D.C., C1


The use of the SDQ with Chinese adolescents in the clinical context

D Mellor, W Cheng, M McCabe, M Ling, Y Liu, Z Zhao, J Fan, M You, F Zhang, J Sun, L Byrne, Y Xu

(2016), Vol. 246, pp. 520-526, Psychiatry research, Clare, Ireland, C1


Hoarding in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Understanding the comorbidity

F Lynch, J McGillivray, R Moulding, L Byrne

(2015), Vol. 4, pp. 37-46, Journal of obsessive compulsive and related disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Atypical features and treatment choices in bipolar disorders: a result of the National Bipolar Mania Pathway Survey in China.

D Peng, T Shen, L Byrne, C Zhang, Y Huang, X Yu, J Zhao, M McCabe, D Mellor, Y Fang

(2015), Vol. 31, pp. 22-30, Neuroscience bulletin, Berlin, Germany, C1


Mobile phone app aimed at improving iron intake and bioavailability in premenopausal women: a qualitative evaluation

D Mann, L Riddell, K Lim, L Byrne, C Nowson, M Rigo, E Szymlek-Gay, A Booth

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1-12, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, Toronto, Ont., C1


Assessment of a six-week computer-based remediation program for social cognition in chronic schizophrenia

L Byrne, L Pan, M McCabe, D Mellor, Y Xu

(2015), Vol. 27, pp. 296-306, Shanghai archives of psychiatry, Shanghai, China, C1


Facial emotion recognition: a cross-cultural comparison of Chinese, Chinese living in Australia, and Anglo-Australians

C Prado, D Mellor, L Byrne, C Wilson, X Xu, H Liu

(2014), Vol. 38, pp. 420-428, Motivation and emotion, New York, N. Y., C1


Overlap between autistic and schizotypal personality traits is not accounted for by anxiety and depression.

A Mealey, G Abbott, L Byrne, J McGillivray

(2014), Vol. 219, pp. 380-385, Psychiatry Research, Shannon, County Clare, Ireland, C1


The effects of ethinylestradiol and progestins ("the pill") on cognitive function in pre-menopausal women

A Gogos, Y Wu, A Williams, L Byrne

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 2288-2300, Neurochemical research, New York, NY, C1


Increasing iron and zinc in pre-menopausal women and its effects on mood and cognition: a systematic review.

K Lomagno, F Hu, L Riddell, A Booth, E Szymlek-Gay, C Nowson, L Byrne

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 5117-5141, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1


Schizotypal traits are associated with poorer identity from dynamic stimuli

G Abbott, L Byrne

(2013), Vol. 207, pp. 40-44, Psychiatry research, Shannon, Ireland, C1


Does practice make perfect? Results from a Chinese feasibility study of cognitive remediation in schizophrenia

L Byrne, D Peng, M McCabe, D Mellor, J Zhang, T Zhang, J Huang, Y Xu

(2013), Vol. 23, pp. 580-596, Neuropsychological rehabilitation, Abingdon, England, C1


Facial emotion recognition: a cross-cultural comparison of Chinese, Chinese living in Australian, and Anglo-Australians

C Prado, D Mellor, L Byrne, C Wilson, X Xu, H Liu

(2013), pp. 1-9, Motivation and Emotion, New York, NY, C1


Schizotypy and subjective wellbeing in university students

G Abbott, L Byrne

(2012), Vol. 196, pp. 154-156, Psychiatry research, Shannon, Ireland, C1


Diminished subjective wellbeing in schizotypy is more than just negative affect

G Abbott, M Do, L Byrne

(2012), Vol. 52, pp. 914-918, Personality and individual differences, Kidlington, England, C1


Parental status and childhood obesity in Australia

L Byrne, K Cook, H Skouteris, M Do

(2011), Vol. 6, pp. 415-418, International journal of pediatric obesity, Oxford, England, C1


Parents with psychosis : a pilot study examining self-report measures related to family functioning

K Plant, L Byrne, J Barkla, D McLean, J Hearle, J McGrath

(2002), Vol. 1, pp. 3-11, Australian e-journal for the advancement of mental health, Bedford Park, S. Aust., C1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Promotion of best- practice and innovation in cross-cultural mental health research

A/Prof Linda Byrne, Prof Marita Mc Cabe, Prof David Mellor

DIISR Australia-China Science and Research Fund - Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development

  • 2012: $20,585

Mobile 'App' to improve intakes of bioavailable iron and zinc in premenopausal women and the impact on cognition, mood and fatigue

Prof Lynn Riddell, Dr Alison Booth, Dr Ewa Szymlek-Gay, A/Prof Linda Byrne, Prof Caryl Nowson

MLA Grant - Research - Meat & Livestock Australia Limited

  • 2017: $46,000
  • 2016: $89,000
  • 2015: $89,000
  • 2014: $168,000
  • 2013: $50,000

Other Funding Sources

The Post-Anaesthesia N-Acetyl-Cysteine Cognitive Evaluation trial (PANACEA) - David Skvarc scholarship

A/Prof Linda Byrne, Mr David Skvarc

  • 2016: $19,106


Principal Supervisor

Kate Louise Argentino

Thesis entitled: Analysis of Perception and Production Deficits of Affect in Schizophrenia

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Ye Sul Kim

Thesis entitled: Antidepressant mechanisms of deep brain stimulation for treatment resistant depression

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology


Alicia Papas

Thesis entitled: Social cognition, neurocognition and symptomatology in first episode psychosis

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology


Katherine Jane Jackowski

Thesis entitled: Staff Perceptions of Risk of Assault in Psychiatric Settings

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

Jerome Caspersz

Thesis entitled: Improving social functioning in schizophrenia through socia cognitive remediation

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology


Gavin Ross Abbott

Thesis entitled: Schizotypy and Diminished Subjective Wellbeing: Social Cognition and Affect

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Jacqueline Yamada

Thesis entitled: Unique Neuropsychological Profiles in ADHD Subtype Presentations

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Executive Supervisor

Luke Leonard Hockey

Thesis entitled: An Exploration of the Relationship between Psychopathy and the MMPI-2

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor

Christine Brown

Thesis entitled: Autism spectrum disorder, essential fatty acids and infant feeding

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Laura Smith

Thesis entitled: Behaviour problems and cognitive skills in adolescents with Down syndrome

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology


Anna Devlin

Thesis entitled: Investigating Fitness to Drive in Older Drivers with Cognitive Impairment

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

Annabelle Chow Yong Ling

Thesis entitled: Social Support and Schizophrenia: Comparison between Singapore and China

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology


Laura Younis

Thesis entitled: Cognitive Functioning in Adolescents with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology