Dr James Donnelly is a Lecturer and researcher in Psychology at Southern Cross University (SCU) where he teaches Psychological Assessment and Abnormal Psychology and serves as a research supervisor for a wide range of Honours and PhD research projects (e.g., assessing emotion processing, measuring the effects of concussions, measuring the effects of meditative practices on thinking and emotion). His training was initially in the biological sciences, neuroanatomy and pre-medical coursework (UC Irvine), then focused on psychophysiology/ neurophysiology (University of California (UC) at Irvine, Vanderbilt Univ, UC San Francisco), and also clinical training in psychotherapy and neuropsychology with children and older adults (UC Irvine, Vanderbilt Univ, UC San Francisco). He moved to Australia in 2001 where he served as a clinical and neuropsychology supervisor and Lecturer at the University of New England in Armidale. He then served as the first Head of Psychology and Neuropsychology at Sydney Children's Hospital before moving to SCU in Coffs Harbour, NSW in 2009. He currently offers assessment and therapy services as a Psychologist in New South Wales, AU.