Professor Skye McDonald

Skye is a Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at UNSW. She has worked as a clinician with people with acquired brain disorders for 10 years before taking up her academic post at UNSW. Skye has led a national Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) “Moving Ahead” to address psychosocial rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). She has published 170 peer reviewed journal articles, 20 book chapters and 2 books. Skye’s research interests include how the brain processes emotions and social cognition (the ability to read social signals in order to understand the meaning behind other people’s behaviour), TBI and rehabilitation. Her test of social cognition, The Awareness of Social Inference Test (TASIT) is widely used in English speaking countries and has been translated into multiple languages.