Professor Gail Robinson

Professor

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

NHMRC Boosting Dementia Res Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute

Affiliate Associate Professor

Mater Research Institute-UQ
Faculty of Medicine
gail.robinson@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56401

Overview

Professor Gail Robinson has been a clinical neuropsychologist and researcher for ~25 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 (2010-2018). 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. Professor Robinson has attracted internal and national funding; at present she Leads the Neuropsychology Core of a large-scale longitudinal and multidisciplinary NHMRC Dementia Team Research grant (Prospective Imaging Study of Ageing: Genes, Brain and Behaviour [PISA]: $6.5 million; 2015-2022). She was the recipient of an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) in 2012 and a NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship, during which she will focus on early neurocognitive diagnostic indicators for dementia in 2018.

Qualifications

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

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Robinson, Gail A. and Radakovic, Ratko (2021). Neuropsychological assessment. Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience: Second Edition. (pp. 342-349) Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-819641-0.00113-4

  • Barker, Megan S, Gibson, Emily C and Robinson, Gail A (2018). Acquired brain injury (Stroke and TBI) in later life. Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Psychology. (pp. 1-30) Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.013.412

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

  • Robinson, Gail and Weekes, Brendan (2008). Rehabilitation in clinical neuropsychology. Clinical psychology. (pp. 207-228) edited by Graham C. L. Davey. London , U.K.: Hodder Education. doi: 10.4324/9780203783924

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

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Lupton, Michelle K., Fazlollahi, Amir, Ceslis, Amelia, Fripp, Jurgen, Rose, Stephen, Salvado, Olivier, Robinson, Gail, Guo, Christine, Breakspear, Michael and Martin, Nick (2020). The use of genetic risk prediction to study prodromal Alzheimer’s disease in the PISA study : Genetics/genetic factors of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2020, Online, 27-30 July 2020. Hoboken, NJ United States: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/alz.045023

  • Harrison, William John, Mattingley, Jason B. and Robinson, Gail A. (2019). Contextual visual processing and visual working memory deficits in Alzheimer's disease. Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Vancouver, Canada, 28 April - 2 May, 2019. Rockville, MD, United States: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

  • Martin, Andrew K., Robinson, Gail, Reutens, David and Mowry, Bryan (2015). Characterizing large, rare copy number deletions in schizophrenia: a clinical, cognitive, and neuroimaging study. 15th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR), Colorado Springs, CO USA, 28 March-1 April 2015. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • 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. ICON 2014: XII International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 27-31 July, 2014. Lausanne, Switzerland: Frontiers Research Foundation. 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. ICON 2014: XII International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 27-31 July, 2014. Lausanne, Switzerland: Frontiers Research Foundation. 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. ACNS-2013: The 4th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 28 November-1 December, 2013. Lausanne, Switzerland: Frontiers Research Foundation. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2013.212.00109

  • Robinson, G., Biggs, V. and Walker, D. (2012). Cognitive Assessment Following Brain Tumour Resection. 5th Annual COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting, Sofitel Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 8-10 August 2012. West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-7563.2012.01586_2.x

  • Robinson, Gail (2012). Cognitive processes involved in fluency tests: a neuropsychological investigation. Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNS 2012), Brisbane, Australia, 29 November - 2 December 2012. Lausanne, Switzerland: Frontiers Research Foundation. 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. 9th Annual Conference of the Special Interest Group in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation of the World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR), Bergen, Norway, 2-3 July 2012. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Robinson, G. (2009). What can we learn about personal relevance from a naming treatment in mild Semantic Dementia?. 6th Satellite Symposium on Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Tallinn, Estonia, 3-4 August 2009. Bowen Hills, QLD, Australia: Australian Academic Press.

  • Robinson, G. (2006). Cognitive mechanisms involved in propositional language generation: Evidence from frontal dynamic aphasia. 12th Annual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 23-25 November 2006. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1080/00049530600940021

  • Robinson, G. and Weekes, B. (1995). Subtypes of developmental dysgraphia. ASSBI 1994: 18th Annual Brain Impairment Conference, Hobart , TAS, Australia, November, 1994. Bowen Hills, QLD, Australia: Australian Academic Press.

  • Weekes, B. S., Thomas, S. J. and Robinson, G. E. (1994). Constraining models of naming: evidence from anomia. ASSBI 1993: 17th Annual Brain Impairment Conference, Canberra, ACT, Australia, August, 1993. Bowen Hills, QLD, Australia: Australian Academic Press.

  • Weekes, B. S., Donnelly, N., Humphreys, G. W. and Robinson, G. (1993). Computation of primitive shape descriptions. XXth Annual Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 16-18 April 1993. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1080/00049539308259127

  • Robinson, G. A. and Weekes, B. S. (1993). Word-length effects on the process of reading. XXth Annual Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 16-18 April 1993. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1080/00049539308259127

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.