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Lecturer/Research Fellow in Psychology, Flinders University

Stephanie is a NHMRC Research Fellow and Clinical Neuropsychologist with 10 years' experience in clinical dementia research. Her research combines neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging to investigate the neurobiological bases of motivation, reward processing and financial capability in aging and dementia. Through her research and clinical work, she aims to translate research findings into advances in clinical practice and interventions, thereby improving quality of life in individuals living with dementia and their families.


  • 2021–present
    Research Fellow, Flinders University
  • 2017–2021
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Sydney
  • 2013–2016
    PhD candidate, Neuroscience Research Australia


  • 2017 
    Macquarie University, PhD/Master of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • 2010 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)


  • 2018
    Strategic value‐directed learning and memory in Alzheimer's disease and behavioural‐variant frontotemporal dementia, Journal of Neuropsychology
  • 2018
    A new framework for conceptualizing symptoms in frontotemporal dementia: from animal models to the clinic, Brain
  • 2017
    The self-reference effect in dementia: Differential involvement of cortical midline structures in Alzheimer's disease and behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia, Cortex
  • 2017
    Should I trust you? Learning and memory of social interactions in dementia, Neuropsychologia
  • 2016
    Comparison of Prefrontal Atrophy and Episodic Memory Performance in Dysexecutive Alzheimer's Disease and Behavioral-Variant Frontotemporal Dementia, JAD
  • 2014
    Contrasting Prefrontal Cortex Contributions to Episodic Memory Dysfunction in Behavioural Variant Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, PLoS ONE

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience