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Dr Robyn Stargatt Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Dr Stargatt was appointed as Senior Lecturer & Research Co-ordinator in July 2006. This position straddles two campuses. Duties at La Trobe University include teaching to Postgraduate Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology Programs Supervision of Students with clinical case load, Supervision of PhD, Doctorate, Masters and Honours Research Projects and development of independent research. Duties at Austin Health Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service include promotion of research and support of staff undertaking research, supervision of students on research placements and development of independent research. Dr Stargatt also has an honorary position at the Australian Centre for Child Neuropsychological Studies (ACCNS) at the Murdoch Children's Research Centre (MCRI), Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria in The Critical Care and Neurosciences Research Theme. This Theme conducts research regarding the lives, health, quality of life and well being of babies and children with serious conditions requiring surgery and acute care. The ACCNS aims to understand brain behaviour relationships within a developmental context through the development and implementation of multi-disciplinary research initiatives. The ACCNS aims to develop and evaluate intervention programs that will enhance clinical practice and maximize medical, educational and psychosocial outcomes. Prior to this recent appointment at La Trobe University she was a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne where she had worked for the past 14 years. Dr Stargatt's Primary responsibility there was neuropsychological assessment and management of paediatric in-patients and out-patients with a variety of presenting difficulties from general and specialist medical, neurosurgical and psychiatric units. Intervention included working with parents, families and schools of identified patients using a variety of psychological techniques.

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