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Dr Alex Falcon
Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist

 T - 0422 444 244

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Master of Clinical Neuropsychology, PhD.
  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA).
  • Psychology Board of Australia endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • Honorary Academic appointment at Macquarie University - supervisor of Masters and Doctoral students.
  • Approved Australian Psychological Society (APS) Supervisor for Clinical Neuropsychologists aiming to satisfy requirements for entry into the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • Motor Accident Authority Approved Neuropsychological Assessment Provider - Insurance and Care NSW (iCare) / Lifetime Care and Support Scheme (LTCS).
  • Recognised Dispute Assessor, iCare.
  • State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) - authorised MedicoLegal evidence provider.
  • Department of Veteran Affairs - Approved Neuropsychological service provider.
  • Australian Government Human Services - Approved Neuropsychological services provider. 
  • NSW Worker's Compensation Commission - Approved Neuropsychological service provider.
  • Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Second Language - Spanish

 
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Dr Shelley Simpson
Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist

  T - 0434 412 380

  • Bachelor of Science - Psychology (Honours), Master of Clinical Neuropsychology,
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology).
  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA).
  • Psychology Board of Australia endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • Honorary Academic appointment at Macquarie University - supervisor of Masters and Doctoral students.
  • Approved Australian Psychological Society (APS) Supervisor for Clinical Neuropsychologists aiming to satisfy requirements for entry into the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists.
  • Department of Veteran Affairs - Approved Neuropsychological service provider.
  • Australian Government Human Services - Approved Neuropsychological service provider.

Publications / Conference Presentations

  • Forster, G.L., Falcon, A.J., Miller, A.D., Heruc, G.A. & Blaha, C.D. (2002). Effects of laterodorsal tegmentum excitotoxic lesions on behavioural and dopamine responses evoked by morphine and d-amphetamine. Neuroscience, 114 (4), 817-823.

  • Lannin, N., Carr, B., Allaous, J., Mackenzie, B. Falcon, A. & Tate, R. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of handheld computers for improving everyday memory functioning in patients with memory impairments after acquired brain injury. Clinical Rehabilitation (Online Journal).

  • Miller, A.D., Forster, G.L., Metcalf, K.M., Falcon, A.J., Heruc, G.A. & Blaha, C.D. (2002). Comparisons of pedunculopontine and laterodorsal tegmental excitotoxic lesions on morphine- and d-amphetamine-evoked stereotypy and forebrain dopamine efflux. In: F.L.M. Faull and L.F.B. Nicholson (Eds.), The Basal Ganglia, New Zealand: University of Auckland.

  • Martin, K., Hamieh, T. & Falcon A.J. (2005). Recovery of Memory Function following a bilateral thalamic injury. Presented at the 6th World Congress on Brain Injury, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Falcon, A.J. & Blaha, C.D. (2004).  Influence of ventral pallidal, subthalamic and laterodorsal tegmental projections to the ventral tegmental area on prefrontal cortex mediated mesolimbic dopamine transmission. Society For Neuroscience, San Diego.

  • Falcon, A.J., Cooper, S. & Blaha, C.D. (2004). Functional influence of the subthalamic nucleus in cortical- and pedunculopontine-evoked striatal dopamine transmission. Society For Neuroscience, San Diego.

  • Tye, S.J., Falcon, A.J. & Blaha, C.D. (2004). Corticosteroid receptor modulation of hindbrain- evoked forebrain dopamine efflux in vivo. Society For Neuroscience, San Diego.

  • Cooper, S., Falcon, A.J. & Blaha, C.D. (2004). Involvement of the subthalamic nucleus in mediating prefrontal cortex driven nigrostriatal dopamine activity. Australian Psychological Society, Sydney.

  • Falcon, A.J., Conroy, M. & Blaha, C.D. (2004). Prefrontal cortex regulation of subcortical nuclei mediating mesolimbic dopamine transmission. Australian Neuroscience Society, Melbourne, 2004, Abstract No. - 090.

  • Falcon, A.J., Conroy, M. & Blaha, C.D. (2003). Receptor mechanisms mediating interactionsbetween cortical and subcortical afferents to midbrain dopamine neurons. Society For Neuroscience, (New Orleans), Program No. 461.5.

  • Blaha, C.D., Miller, A., Falcon, A.J., Allen, A., Webb, M., Fogarty, A., Conroy, M., Tye, S.J. & Cooper, S. (2003). Synaptic Plasticity in the Substantia Nigra and Forebrain Dopamine Release (2003). 35th Annual General Meeting of the European Brain and Behaviour Society, 17th-20th September, 2003, Barcelona, Spain (Symposium 11).

  • Dawson, J., Falcon, A.J. & Blaha, C.D. (2003). Mechanisms Underlying Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Implications for Therapy (or Referral). Living Life to the Full-Christian Counsellors Association of Australia 2nd National Conference, Hosanna Heights Rostrevor, Adelaide September 25-28.

  • Miller, A.D., Forster, G.L., Metcalf, K.M., Falcon, A.J., Heruc, G.A. & Blaha, C.D. (2002). Effects of pedunculopontine and laterodorsal tegmental excitotoxic lesions on morphine- and d-amphetamine induced stereotypy and forebrain dopamine release. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney, 13; 229.

  • Miller, A.D., Forster, G.L., Metcalf, K.M., Falcon, A.J., Heruc, G.A. & Blaha, C.D. (2002). Lesions of the laterodorsal tegmentum differentially affects morphine- vs amphetamine-induced stereotypy and accumbal dopamine release. Society For Neuroscience, Orlando, Florida, 27; 774.3.

  • Green, A., Felmingham, K., Baguley, I.J., Slewa-Younan, S., Simpson, S. (2001).  The clinical utility of the Beck Depression Inventory after traumatic brain injury.  Brain Injury, 15(12), 1021-1028.

  • Simpson, S.L., Acar, M. & Baguley, I.J. Sexuality and erectile dysfunction after traumatic brain injury.  8th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Melbourne, Australia, August 2000.

  • Green, A., Baguley, I.J., Simpson, S.L., Slewa-Younan, S. & Felmingham, K.L. Predictors of self-reported depression at two years post injury.  8th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Melbourne, Australia, August 2000.

  • Baguley, I.J., Slewa-Younan, S., Green, A., & Simpson, S.L.  Early and Late Mortality Trends in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury.  8th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Melbourne, Australia, August 2000.

  • Simpson, S.L. & Fox, A.M. The impact of malingered memory impairment on neuropsychological test performance.  5th Annual College of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference, October 1999.

  • Simpson, S.L., Langdon, R., Batchelor, J., Falcon, A.J. & Tyagi, S. A comprehensive study of individuals with Very-Late-Onset Schizophrenia-Like Psychosis.  4th European Conference for Schizophrenia Research, Berlin, Germany, September 2013.
  • Simpson, S.L., Langdon, R., Batchelor, J., Falcon, A.J. & Tyagi, S.  Cognitive functioning in individuals >65 years with VLOSLP, Chronic Schizophrenia and Late Onset Psychotic Depression. 4th European Conference for Schizophrenia Research, Berlin, Germany, September 2013.