Associate Professor Gail Robinson

Associate Professor

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
g.robinson@psy.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56401

Overview

Associate Professor Gail Robinson has been a clinical neuropsychologist and researcher for ~20 years in Australia and in London (UK), where she spent 14 years at the dynamic and historic National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. In 2010, she transitioned from a clinical role to an academic position at The University of Queensland where she has been director of the Clinical Neuropsychology Doctoral programme (2010-2017). Her clinical research is focused on both theoretical questions about brain-behaviour relationships like the crucial mechanisms for the executive control of language, and clinical questions regarding cognitive assessment and management of various pathologies including neurodegenerative disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, brain tumours and stroke. Associate Professor Robinson has attracted internal and national funding; at present she Leads the Neuropsychology Core of a large-scal longitudinal and multidisciplinary NHMRC Dementia Team Research grant (Proposective Imaging Study of Ageing: Genes, Brain and Behaivour [PISA]: $6.5 million; 2015-2021). She was the recipient of an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) in 2012 and she is currently the recipient of a NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship, during which she will focus on early diagnostic neurocognitive indicators for dementia (2017-2021).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Australian National University
  • Master of Clinical Psychology, Australian National University
  • PhD, University College London

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Robinson, Gail A. (2016). Brain tumours in older adults. In Nancy A. Pachana (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of geropsychology (pp. 1-8) Singapore, Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-080-3_303-1

  • Robinson, Gail and Weekes, Brendan (2008). Rehabilitation in clinical neuropsychology. In Graham C. L. Davey (Ed.), Clinical psychology (pp. 207-228) London , U.K.: Hodder Education.

  • Guy, Sarah, Clarke, Linsey, Bryant, Helena, Robinson, Gail, Stewart, Trudy and Segaran, Ella (2004). An interdisciplinary approach to acute stroke rehabilitation. In Nick Losseff (Ed.), Neurological Rehabilitaiton of Stroke (pp. 26-56) London, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Martin, Andrew K., Robinson, Gail A., Reutens, David C. and Mowry, Bryan (2014). Characterizing rare copy number variants in schizophrenia: a clinical, cognitive, and neuroimaging study. In: ICON 2014: XII International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (). 27-31 July, 2014. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2015.217.00306

  • Robinson, Gail A., Walker, David G., Cipolotti, Lisa, Biggs, Vivien, Bozzali, Marco and Shallice, Tim (2014). Prefrontal contributions to initiation, suppression and strategy: a neuropsychological study of focal frontal patients. In: ICON 2014: XII International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (). 27-31 July, 2014. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2015.217.00361

  • Robinson, Gail (2013). Generation, selection and sequencing in a case of Parkinson's disease and primary progressive dynamic aphasia. In: Conference Abstracts: ACNS-2013 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference. ACNS-2013: The 4th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (). 28 November-1 December, 2013. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2013.212.00109

  • Robinson, G., Biggs, V. and Walker, D. (2012). Cognitive Assessment Following Brain Tumour Resection. In: Special Issue: Medical Oncology Group of Australia Incorporated Annual Scientific Meeting, Program and Abstracts: Targeting Cancer from Diagnosis to Cure & 5th Annual COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts. 5th Annual COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting, Sofitel Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, (65-65). 8-10 August 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1743-7563.2012.01586_2.x

  • Robinson, Gail (2012). Cognitive processes involved in fluency tests: a neuropsychological investigation. In: Conference Abstract: ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNS 2012), Brisbane, Australia, (). 29 November - 2 December 2012. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2012.208.00183

  • Baird, Amee and Robinson, Gail (2012). Dissociation between words and number words: a case study of traumatic brain injury. In: Conference Program and Abstracts of the 9th Annual Conference of the Special Interest Group in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation of the World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR). 9th Annual Conference of the Special Interest Group in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation of the World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR), Bergen, Norway, (149-149). 2-3 July 2012.

  • Robinson, G. (2009). What can we learn about personal relevance from a naming treatment in mild Semantic Dementia?. In: Abstracts of the 6th Symposium on Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 6th Satellite Symposium on Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Tallinn, Estonia, (215-215). 3-4 August 2009.

  • Robinson, G. (2006). Cognitive mechanisms involved in propositional language generation: Evidence from frontal dynamic aphasia. In: 12th Annual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (229-229). 23-25 November 2006. doi:10.1080/00049530600940021

  • Robinson, G. and Weekes, B. (1995). Subtypes of developmental dysgraphia. In: John Fourez and Noele Page, Treatment Issues and Long Term Outcomes: Proceedings of the 18th Annual Brain Impairment Conference. ASSBI 1994: 18th Annual Brain Impairment Conference, Hobart , TAS, Australia, (43-51). November, 1994.

  • Weekes, B. S., Thomas, S. J. and Robinson, G. E. (1994). Constraining models of naming: evidence from anomia. In: Catherine Haslam, J. Ewing, U. Johns and B. S. Weekes, Cognitive Functioning In Health, Disease and Disorder: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Brain Impairment Conference. ASSBI 1993: 17th Annual Brain Impairment Conference, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (91-97). August, 1993.

  • Weekes, B. S., Donnelly, N., Humphreys, G. W. and Robinson, G. (1993). Computation of primitive shape descriptions. In: XXth Annual Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (127-127). 16-18 April 1993. doi:10.1080/00049539308259127

  • Robinson, G. A. and Weekes, B. S. (1993). Word-length effects on the process of reading. In: XXth Annual Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (124-124). 16-18 April 1993. doi:10.1080/00049539308259127

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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