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Dr Adam McKay holds both academic and clinical positions in the field of clinical neuropsychology.


He is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University where he is involved in teaching, research, and clinical training within the field Clinical Neuropsychology. He leads the Neurorehabilitation Clinic at the Turner Clinics, a training and resarch clinic at Monash University which provides neuropsychological rehabilitation services to the community, undertakes clinical research,  and trains future clinical neuropsychologists. He is also a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at Epworth Healthcare where he works in the Brain Injury Programme providing rehabilitation to clients with TBI and other neurological conditions. 

In the last 10 years, Adam's work has been dedicated to understanding the impact of brain injury on a persons life and helping people manage the changes that commonly occur after brain injury such as cognitive difficulties, emotional distress, and changes in life roles. Adam is part of the Brain Injury and Rehabilitation research theme in the Turner Insitute at Monash University and is a Senior Academic at the Monash Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre (MERRC). His research is focussed on functional and psychosocial outcomes after brain injury and rehabilitation including the role of clinical interventions for improving outcomes such as fatigue, depression and anxiety. His research collaborations are supported by a number of Monash PhD and Honours students as well as grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Institute for Saftey, Compensation, and Recovery Research (ISCRR), Monash University, and Epworth Research Institute. Through his joint roles at Monash and Epworth he is focussed on translating research developments into clinical practice. For more information, see:




Research interests

  • Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation
  • Concussion treatment
  • Treatment for cognitive, emotional, and behavioural changes after acquired brain injury
  • Clinical Neuropsychology training

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 May 2005

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Research Output

Factors Associated with Response to Adapted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression following Traumatic Brain Injury

Ponsford, J., Lee, N. K., Wong, D., McKay, A., Haines, K., Downing, M., Alway, Y., Furtado, C. & O'Donnell, M. L., Mar 2020, In : The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 35, 2, p. 117-126 10 p.

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Activities of daily living retraining and goal attainment during posttraumatic amnesia

Trevena-Peters, J., McKay, A. & Ponsford, J., 2019, In : Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 29, 10, p. 1655-1670 16 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Citations (Scopus)
2 Citations (Scopus)

Agitated Behavior and Activities of Daily Living Retraining During Posttraumatic Amnesia

Trevena-Peters, J., Ponsford, J. & McKay, A., 1 Sep 2018, In : The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 33, 5, p. 317-325 9 p.

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