Adam McKay


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

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He is a Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University where he is involved in teaching, research, supervision, and placement coordination for the DPsych in Clinical Neuropsychology. 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. He also runs a private practice specialising in the treatment of cognitive and psychological difficulties after brain injury.

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 team at Monash University as well as 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 DPsych and Psychology 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:

Adam also conducts pedagogical research through the Psychology Teaching Innovation, Education and Research (PsyTIER) group at Monash University with a focus on improving the quality of neuropsychology training programs and training of clinical supervisors.

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Projects 2014 2017

Research Output 2006 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

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)

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., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 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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