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Emeritus Professor Gina Geffen
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Emeritus Professor Gina Geffen
Gina joined the School as Professor in 1991 and was Director of the Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory until her retirement in 2007. She trained at Oxford and Monash Universities and became Professor of Neuropsychology at Flinders University. She is now in private practice as Psychology Director of the Brisbane Pain Rehabilitation Service where she supervises clinical externships. She is the recipient of numerous national and international awards including those of the International Neuropsychological Society; Order of Australia, Fellowships of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Psychological Society, and the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment.. She has held office in many national organisations including the Psychology Board of Queensland and of Australia.
Email:
Fax:
+61 7 3365 4466
Postal Address:

1103/241 Wellington Road
East Brisbane QLD 4169
AUSTRALIA 


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Emeritus Professor Gina Geffen
Qualifications:

BA.(Hons), PhD. (Monash), DSc (Flin, hon)

Background:

Graduate Research Assistant, Medical Research Council, Psycholinguistic Research Unit, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University. 1967-1972 Senior Teaching Fellow in Department of Psychology, Monash University. 1973-1976 Lecturer, Discipline of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, The Flinders University of South Australia. 1977-1980 Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, The Flinders University of South Australia. 1980-1988 Associate Professor, Reader in Psychology, The Flinders University of South Australia. 1988-1991 Foundation appointment to the Julia Farr Chair of Neuropsychology, The Flinders University of South Australia and Director, Neuropsychology Research Unit, Julia Farr Centre.  Professor od Psychology, University of Queensland, 1991 - 2007.

Professional Activities:

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia; Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, member of Association of Psychological Science, College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment National Committee (2001 -), International Neuropsychology Society, NHMRC Expert Energy Emissions Committee Member (2004-), Chairperson, Psychologists Registration Board of Queensland (2001-2008), Chairperson Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, Deputy Chairperson, Council of Psychologists Registration Boards of Australasia, Associate Editor Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment (1999-) and Neuropsychologia (1997-2005).

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Emeritus Professor Gina Geffen
Research Activities:

Visuospatial attention and working memory; asymmetry of functions between the cerebral hemispheres; communication between the cerebral hemispheres; effects of neurological disorders on cognitive functions

Representative Publications:

 

 Treisman, A.M., and Geffen, G.M. (1967). Selective attention: Perception or response? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 19, 1-17.

Geffen, G.M., Bradshaw, J.L., and Wallace, G. (1971). Interhemispheric effects on reaction time to verbal and non-verbal visual stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 87, 415-422. (Citation Classic: Most cited publication in the world psychology literature for that year.)

Medland, S.E., Geffen, G.M., and McFarland, K. (2002). Meta-analysis and investigation of effects of sex and practice on dual task performance. Neuropsychologia, 40, 1233-1239.

 Wainwright, M. A., Wright, M. J., Luciano, M., Geffen, G. M., & Martin, N. G. (2005). Multivariate genetic analysis of academic skills of the Queensland Core Skills Test and IQ highlight the importance of genetic g. Twin Research and human genetics, 8 (6), 602-608. 

De Monte, V. E., Geffen, G. M., & Massavelli, B.M. (2006). The effects of post traumatic amnesia on information processing following mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 20(13-14), 1345-1354. 

Falconer, E. K., Geffen, G. M., Olsen, S. L., & McFarland, K.  (2006). The Rapid Screen of Concussion: An evaluation of the Nonword Repetition Test for use in mTBI research. Brain Injury, 20(12), 1251-1263. 

Hansell, N. K., Medland, S. E., Ferreira, M. A. R., Geffen, G. M., Zhu, G., Montgomery, G. W., Duffy, D. L., Wright, M. J., & Martin, N. G. (2006).  Linkage analyses of event-related potential slow wave phenotypes recorded in a working memory task. Behavior Genetics, 36(1), 29-44. 

Luciano, M., Wright, M., Duffy, D. L., Wainwright, M. A., Zhu, G., Evans, D. M., Geffen, G. M., Montgomery, G. W., & Martin, N. G. (2006). Genome-wide scan of IQ finds significant linkage to a Quantitative Trait Locus on 2q. Behavior Genetics, 36(1), 45-55.  

Medland, S. E., Duffy, D. L., Wright, M. J., Geffen, G. M., & Martin, N. G. (2006).Handedness in twins: Joint analysis of data from 35 samples. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 9, 46-53. 

McCullough, C. M., De Monte, V. E., Sheedy, J., & Geffen, G. M. (2006). Generalisability of the Rapid Screen of Concussion: A dual-centre approach. Brain Impairment, 7(1), 16-25.  

Sheedy, J., Geffen, G. M., Donnelly, J., & Faux, S. (2006). Emergency department assessment of mild traumatic brain injury and prediction of post-concussion symptoms at one month post injury. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 28(5), 755-772. 

Wainwright, M. A., Wright, M. J., Luciano, M., Geffen, G. M., Montgomery, G. W., & Martin, N. G. (2006). A linkage study of academic skills defined by the Queensland Core Skills Test.  Behavior Genetics, 36(1), 56-64.   

Oram, J. and Geffen, G. M. (2007). Suppression of pre-potent motor responses implicate frontostriatal dysfunction in schizophrenia and its subtypes. Brain Impairment, 8(1), 1-9.  

Preece, M. H. W., & Geffen, G. M. (2007). The contribution of pre-existing depression to the acute cognitive sequelae of mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 21(9), 951-961. 

Geffen, G., Isles, R., Preece, M., & Geffen, L. (2008). Memory systems involved in professsional skills: A case of dense amnesia due to herpes encephalitis Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 18(1), 89-108.

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