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Dr Dana Wong Snr Lect - Psych (Clinical Neuropsych), Psychology

Dana graduated with a Masters/PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology (University of Western Australia) in 2005 and has since maintained active roles in clinical neuropsychology practice, education and research. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neuropsychology in the School of Psychology and Public Health. She leads the eNACT (Neurorehabilitation And Clinical Translation) Research Group (www.latrobe.edu.au/enact), which focuses on innovative neuropsychological rehabilitation techniques to improve the lives of brain injury survivors, and enhancing clinical implementation of and clinician competence in these evidence-based interventions. She was awarded La Trobe's Research Engagement and Impact Award in 2020. She also runs the eNACT Clinic at the La Trobe Psychology Clinic, which provides evidence-based brain injury rehabilitation to the community, world-leading clinical training for postgraduate psychology students who learn to deliver these interventions, and a renowned clinical research program. eNACT Clinic initiatives include the innovative VaLiANT (Valued Living After Neurological Trauma) group program. Dana's focus on training top scientist-practitioners as a key element to clinical translation in neuropsychology has been recognised with the 2018 Australian Psychological Society Early Career Teaching Award, the 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, the 2017 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education (Innovation in Teaching), and the 2016 Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) Clinical Innovation Award. She is affiliated with the CRE in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery and the Aphasia CRE. She is an Editorial Board member for the journal Brain Impairment. Dana has been a committee member of the ASSBI National Executive since 2013. In 2017 Dana led the development of BRAINSPaN, a multidisciplinary network of clinicians and researchers in the brain impairment field. She co-leads the Mental Health and Cognition stream of the Telehealth for Stroke Community of Practice, and is a committee member for the Organisation for Psychological Research into Stroke (OPsyRIS).


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