DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Collinson, Simon Lowes
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Collinson, Simon Lowes

Associate Professor

Deputy Director, Clinical Psychology Programmes

D.Phil (Oxford), M.Sc. (Macquarie), B.Sc. (Hons.) (Curtin)

My research focuses on the application of clinical neuropsychology to better understand the cognitive and psychological effects of insults to the brain caused by injury and disease. My research interests include the neuropsychology of schizophrenia, particularly in relation to aspects of sexual dimorphism in brain morphology and laterality; neuropsychological correlates of tardive dyskinesia, and more recently, studies relating to the effect of autoimmune disease on neurocognitive function and the role of anxiety in the onset and perpetuation of post-concussive syndrome following head injury.

Research Interests:
  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychology and neurobiology of schizophrenia
  • Neurodevelopmental aspects of cerebral asymmetry
  • Application of neuropsychology in acute hospital settings
Recent/ Representative Publications:
  • Collinson SL, Lim M, Chaw JH, Verma S, Sim K, Rasiparda A, Chong SA (2010)
    Increased ratio of 2nd to 4th digit in schizophrenia.
    Psychiatry Research, 176 (1): 8-12
  • Collinson SL, Lam M, Hayes CJ. (2010)
    Utility and benefits of clinical neuropsychology in Asia.
    Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 3 (2): 50-54
  • Collinson SL, Mackay CM, O Jiaqing, James ACD, Crow TJ (2009).
    Dichotic listening impairments in early onset schizophrenia are associated with reduced left temporal lobe volume.
    Schizophrenia Research, 112: 24-31