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Dr Linda Byrne is a Senior Lecturer and an active researcher in the School of Psychology. She is a registered psychologist with a Masters degree in Clinical Neuropsychology and a PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology. She has worked across a wide range of clinical settings. In addition she trains intern psychologists in psychological assessment methods across the life span. Dr Byrne’s major area of research is in the understanding and remediation of neuro and social cognitive deficits in clinical disorders including ADHD, schizophrenia (and other psychotic disorders), and neurodegenerative disorders. She has published two book chapters in the area of neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr Byrne has undertaken significant research in examining the nature of memory deficits in developmental disorders such as ADHD, First Episode Psychosis and Schizophrenia. She has an ongoing collaboration with the Shanghai Mental Health Centre in China.
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
Clinical and cognitive neuropsychology
Neuropsychiatric disorders (particularly schizophrenia, OCD and Parkinson’s disease)
Models of working memory
Cognition across the lifespan
Cognitive remediation and enhancement
Parenting and mental illness
Registered psychologist – Psychology Board of Australia
Australian Society for Schizophrenia Research (ASPR)
Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS)
International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA)
International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
Dr Byrne is involved in a range of School and Faculty committees:
• Faculty Board
• Academic Progress Committee
• School of Psychology Research and Graduate Studies Committee
• Teaching and Learning Committee
She also serves as a reviewer on a number of journals including:
• Schizophrenia Research
• Psychiatry Research
• Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology
• Psychology, Psychiatry and the Law
• PsyCh Journal
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.