Dr Linda Byrne



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

Mr Michael Do, Dr Linda Byrne, Dr Alan Pearce

(2016), Vol. 258, pp. 24-27, Journal of neuroscience methods, 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

Qingzhi Zeng, Dr Wei Wang, Yiru Fang, Prof David Mellor, Prof Marita Mc Cabe, Dr Linda Byrne, Sai Zuo, Yifeng Xu

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


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

Yesul Kim, Brooke Morath, Chunling Hu, Dr Linda Byrne, Shari Sutor, Prof Mark A Frye, Dr Susannah Tye

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


Hoarding in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Understanding the comorbidity

Ms Fiona Lynch, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Richard Moulding, Dr Linda Byrne

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


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

Ms Davina Mann, A/Prof Lynn Riddell, Karen Lim, Dr Linda Byrne, Prof Caryl Nowson, Ms Manuela Rigo, Dr Ewa Szymlek-Gay, Dr Alison Booth

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


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

Dr Daihui Peng, Ting Shen, Dr Linda Byrne, Chen Zhang, Yueqi Huang, Xin Yu, Jingping Zhao, Marita McCabe, Prof David Mellor, Yiru Fang

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


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

Dr Linda Byrne, Lingyi Pan, Prof Marita Mc Cabe, Prof David Mellor, Yifeng 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

Mrs Catherine Elizabeth Prado, Prof David Mellor, Dr Linda Byrne, Christopher Wilson, Xiaoyan Xu, Hong 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.

Alex Mealey, Dr Gavin Abbott, Dr Linda Byrne, Prof Jane 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

Dr Andrea Gogos, YeeWen Candace Wu, Ms Amy Scarlett Williams, Dr Linda 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.

Miss Karla Lomagno, Ms Feifei Hu, A/Prof Lynn Riddell, Dr Alison Booth, Dr Ewa Szymlek-Gay, Prof Caryl Nowson, Dr Linda Byrne

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


Schizotypal traits are associated with poorer identity from dynamic stimuli

Dr Gavin Abbott, Dr Linda 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

Dr Linda Byrne, Dr Daihui Peng, Prof Marita Mc Cabe, Prof David Mellor, Jie Zhang, Tianhong Zhang, Jia Huang, Yifeng 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

Mrs Catherine Elizabeth Prado, Prof David Mellor, Dr Linda Byrne, Christopher Wilson, Xiaoyan Xu, Hong Liu

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


Schizotypy and subjective wellbeing in university students

Dr Gavin Abbott, Dr Linda Byrne

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


Diminished subjective wellbeing in schizotypy is more than just negative affect

Dr Gavin Abbott, Mr Michael Do, Dr Linda Byrne

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


Parental status and childhood obesity in Australia

Dr Linda Byrne, Dr Kay Cook, Prof Helen Skouteris, Mr Michael 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

Karen Plant, Dr Linda Byrne, Joanne Barkla, Duncan McLean, Jenny Hearle, John McGrath

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