Professor Jennie Ponsford

 

Jennie Ponsford, AO is Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of Clinical Programs in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University and Director of the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre at Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She has spent 38 years engaged in clinical work and research with adults and children with brain injury. Her research has investigated outcomes following mild, moderate and severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and factors predicting outcome. She has also evaluated the efficacy of numerous rehabilitative interventions to improve outcome. She has published over 320 journal articles and book chapters, and two books on rehabilitation following TBI. Professor Ponsford is Past-President of the International Neuropsychological Society, Past-President of the International Association for the Study of Traumatic Brain Injury and the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), and serves on the Executive of the International Brain Injury Association and ASSBI. In 2013 she was awarded the Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury and Rehabilitation, and in 2015 the International Neuropsychological Society’s Paul Satz Career Mentoring Award. In June 2017 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to medical research in the field of neuropsychology and through seminal advances in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries.