A/Prof. Linda Byrne



Deputy Head of School


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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Cerebral cortical activity following non-invasive cerebellar stimulation-a systematic review of combined TMS and EEG studies

L Fernandez, N Rogasch, M Do, G Clark, B Major, W Teo, L Byrne, P Enticott

(2020), Vol. 19, pp. 309-335, Cerebellum, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Immediate Attention Enhancement and Restoration From Interactive and Immersive Technologies: A Scoping Review

A Barton, J Sheen, L Byrne

(2020), Vol. 11, Frontiers in Psychology, C1

journal article

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Does Not Improve Working Memory in Schizophrenia: A Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials

N Sloan, L Byrne, P Enticott, J Lum

(2020), Neuropsychology Review, C1

journal article

Does N-acetylcysteine improve behaviour in children with autism?: A mixed-methods analysis of the effects of N-acetylcysteine

O Dean, K Gray, Seetal Dodd, K Villagonzalo, E Browne, B Tonge, M Berk, L Byrne

(2019), Vol. 44, pp. 474-480, Journal of intellectual and developmental disability, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Post-operative cognitive dysfunction: an exploration of the inflammatory hypothesis and novel therapies

D Skvarc, M Berk, L Byrne, O Dean, S Dodd, M Lewis, A Marriott, E Moore, G Morris, R Page, L Gray

(2018), Vol. 84, pp. 116-133, Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

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

journal article

Cognitive impairment during pregnancy: a meta-analysis

Sasha Davies, Jarrad Lum, Helen Skouteris, Linda Byrne, Melissa Hayden

(2018), Vol. 208, pp. 35-40, Medical journal of Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Intra- and inter-regional priming of ipsilateral human primary motor cortex with continuous theta burst stimulation does not induce consistent neuroplastic effects

Michael Do, Melissa Kirkovski, Charlotte Davies, Soukayna Bekkali, Linda Byrne, Peter Enticott

(2018), Vol. 12, pp. 1-8, Frontiers in human neuroscience, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The impact of stimulation intensity and coil type on reliability and tolerability of cerebellar brain inhibition (CBI) via dual-coil TMS

Lara Fernandez, Brendan Major, Wei-Peng Teo, Linda Byrne, Peter Enticott

(2018), Vol. 17, pp. 540-549, Cerebellum, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

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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

journal article

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

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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, C1

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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

journal article

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

journal article

Schizotypal traits are associated with poorer identification of emotions from dynamic stimuli

G Abbott, L Byrne

(2013), Vol. 207, pp. 40-44, Psychiatry Research, C1

journal article

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, C1

journal article

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

journal article

Schizotypy and subjective well-being in university students

G Abbott, L Byrne

(2012), Vol. 196, pp. 154-156, Psychiatry Research, C1

journal article

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, C1

journal article

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, C1

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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

journal article

Working with parents with a serious mental illness: what do service providers think?

L Byrne, J Hearle, K Plant, J Barkla, L Jenner, J McGrath

(2000), Vol. 53, pp. 21-26, Australian social work, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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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

Industry and Other Funding

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

  • 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 Robert Skvarc

  • 2016: $19,106


No completed student supervisions to report