Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology Laboratory

Research Overview

The Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology Laboratory is part of the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, located in the Redmond Barry Building at the University of Melbourne.


  • Anita Dharan

    Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)/PhD

    University of Melbourne

  • Hana McDonald

    Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)/PhD

    University of Melbourne

  • Simon Scalzo

    PhD Candidate

    University of Melbourne

  • Shin Yi Quek

    Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)

    University of Melbourne


Dr David Loring, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Emory University

Mr Simon Vogrin, St Vincent’s Hospital

Dr Leonie Simpson, St Vincent’s Hospital

Dr Catherine Meade, St Vincent’s Hospital

Research Publications

Pua, E. P. K., Bowden, S. C., & Seal, M. L. (2017). Autism spectrum disorders: Neuroimaging findings from systematic reviews. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 34, 28-33.

Loughman, A., Bowden, S. C., & D'Souza, W. J. (2017). A comprehensive assessment of cognitive function in the common genetic generalized epilepsy syndromes. European Journal of Neurology, 24(3), 453-460.

Loughman, A., Bowden, S. C., & D’Souza, W. J. (2017). Self and informant report ratings of psychopathology in genetic generalized epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 67, 13-19.

Livock, M., Anderson, P. J., Lewis, S., Bowden, S. C., Muggli, E., & Halliday, J. (2017). Maternal micronutrient consumption periconceptionally and during pregnancy: A prospective cohort study. Public Health Nutrition, 20(2), 294–304.

Fratti, S., Bowden, S. C., & Cook, M. J. (2017). Reliability and validity of the CogState computerized battery in patients with seizure disorders and healthy young adults: Comparison with standard neuropsychological tests. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 31, 569-586.

Jewsbury, P. A., & Bowden, S. C. (2016). Construct validity of fluency and implications for the factorial structure of memory. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 1–22.

Jewsbury, P. A., Bowden, S. C., & Duff, K. (2016). The Cattell–Horn–Carroll model of cognition for clinical assessment. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 1-21.

Bowden, S. C., & Loring, D. W. (2016). Editorial. Neuropsychology Review, 26(2), 107-108.

Loring, D.W., & Bowden, S. C. (2016). Editorial. Neuropsychology Review, 26(1), 1-2.

Serrano Burneo, D. C., Bowden, S. C., & Simpson, L. C. (2016). Incremental validity of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Second Edition (MMPI-2) relative to the Beck Depression Inventory-Second Edition (BDI-II) in the detection of depressive symptoms.  Australian Psychologist, 51, 389–399.

Loughman, A., Seneviratne. U., Bowden, S. C., & D’Souza, W. J. (2016). Epilepsy beyond seizures: Predicting enduring cognitive dysfunction in genetic generalized epilepsies. Epilepsy & Behavior, 62, 297-303.

Bowden, S. C., & Crowe, S. F. (2016).  Editorial to the Special Issue “Improving the Reliability and Validity of Brief Cognitive Assessments”.  Australian Psychologist, 51(5), 339-341.

Sudarshan, N. J., Bowden, S. C., Saklofske, D. H., & Weiss, L. G. (2016). Age-related invariance of abilities measured with the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale–IV. Psychological Assessment, 28(11), 1489-1501.

Jewsbury, P. A., Bowden, S. C., & Strauss, M. E. (2016). Integrating the switching, inhibition, and updating model of executive function with the Cattell-Horn-Carroll model. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(2), 220-245.

Brown, L., Bowden, S. C., Bryant, C., Brown, V., Bei, B., Gilson, K. M., Komiti, A., & Judd, F. (2015). Validation and utility of the Attitudes to Ageing Questionnaire: Links to menopause and well-being trajectories. Maturitas,82(2), 190-196.

Scalzo, S. J., Bowden, S. C., Ambrose, M. L., Whelan, G., & Cook, M. J. (2015). Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome not related to alcohol use: A systematic review. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 86(12), 1362-1368.

Alkemade, N., Bowden, S. C., & Salzman, L. (2015). Scoring correction for MMPI-2 Hs scale with patients experiencing a traumatic brain injury: A test of measurement invariance. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 30, 39-48.

Loughman, A., Bowden, S. C., & D'Souza, W. J. (2014). Cognitive functioning in idiopathic generalised epilepsies: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 43, 20-34.

Bowden, S. C., White, J. R., Simpson, L., & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (2014). Elevation discrepancies between MMPI-2 clinical and MMPI-2-RF restructured clinical (RC) scales in people with seizure disorders. Epilepsy & Behavior, 34, 92-98.

Loring, D. W., & Bowden, S. C. (2014). The STROBE statement and neuropsychology: Lighting the way toward evidence-based practice. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 28, 556-574.

Research Projects

This Research Group doesn't currently have any projects

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology, Cognitive Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Laboratory Director Professor Stephen C Bowden

Department / Centre

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

Unit / Centre

Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology Laboratory

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