Dr Peter Schofield

 

Dr. Peter Schofield trained in neurology and geriatrics in Australia and in behavioural neurology and epidemiology at Columbia University in the United States. He is currently Clinical Director of the Neuropsychiatry Service and a senior staff specialist in Neurology within the Hunter New England Local Health District and he is a conjoint professor both in the School of Medicine and Public Health and in Psychology at the University of Newcastle. He is a full-time clinician whose practice includes the evaluation of patients with a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders, including those secondary to Traumatic Brain Injury. His research interests include the epidemiology of dementing disorders, the development of novel instruments for the early detection of cognitive disorders and Alzheimer’s disease, and neuropsychiatric issues in offending populations, particularly Traumatic Brain Injury and violence.