Prof Sarah Wilson appointed as the new Head of School
From 1st January 2017, Prof Sarah Wilson will assume the role of Head of School, passed on from Prof Nick Haslam who has served the School faithfully for the past three years. Under the leadership of Prof Nick Haslam, the School has consolidated its reputation as a place of innovative research, scholarship, academic excellence and public engagement. As a School, we wish Prof Sarah Wilson the very best in her new role and we all look forward to seeing how she shapes the future of psychology at The University of Melbourne.
About Prof Sarah Wilson
Sarah is an internationally recognised expert in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology. Her research program has advanced our understanding of the neural basis of human cognition and behaviour. She has pioneered music neuroscience research in Australia, showing how music can enhance brain function in healthy individuals, and facilitate recovery after brain injury. She has also described a new clinical syndrome that arises following treatment of neurological disorders, leading to better management of the cognitive, emotional, and social difficulties faced by individuals as they recover. Sarah employs behavioural and neuroimaging techniques in her research, and clinically she has expertise in the cognitive and psychosocial assessment of individuals with brain injury. She has established a hospital-based rehabilitation service for epilepsy patients and their families, and more recently a community-based Psychosocial Clinic for patients with functional neurological disorders. Her research has been awarded multiple prizes internationally and changed clinical practice around the globe.