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Dr Kate Rachel Gould, BBNSc (Hons), DPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology), has worked at the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre (MERRC) since 2006 and is currently employed 0.5 EFT as a Research Fellow, funded by the Instute for Safety Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR). Dr Gould completed her DPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology) through Monash University at MERRC in 2010, with her doctoral research consisting of a prospective longitudinal examination of post-TBI psychiatric disorders. This world-class study produced six peer-reviewed publications, which have been cited more than 270 times. Dr Gould has also published peer-reviewed studies and contributed to book chapters on the cognitive, behavioural, neuroanatomical and other psychological features of TBI, with more than 350 citations. Highlights of her research career include being the inaugural recipient of the Centre for Excellence in Traumatic Brain Injury Research Fellowship in 2012-2013; As part of a multi-centre study, she piloted a group therapy program of anger management for individuals with severe TBI. She also has continuing involvement with the longitudinal study of psychiatric disorders after TBI.

Since late 2013, Dr Gould has worked on an ISCRR funded study to understand challenging behaviours after TBI. This study is now in its second phase, and currently, Dr Gould, together with Professor Jennie Ponsford AO, Professor Malcolm Hopwood, Dr Tim Feeney and Amelia Hicks, are delivering and evaluating a landmark 3-year positive behaviour support intervention for challenging behaviours after acquired brain injury, again funded by ISCRR. Dr Gould regularly presents at local and international conferences, showcasing the centre’s psychiatric and neurobehavioural research to world leading brain injury experts and consumers. She supervises and lectures doctoral and honours students in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology at Monash University.

Dr Gould also works part-time in private practice as a Clinical Neuropsychologist, with a focus on the assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of cognitive, behavioural and psychological features of acquired brain injury.

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Research area keywords

  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • Neuropsychology
  • Cognition
  • Rehabilitation
  • Qualitative Research
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Behaviours of Concern
  • Randomised controlled trials

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Research Output

Behavioural and functional correlates of post-traumatic growth following traumatic brain injury

Pais-Hrit, C., Wong, D., Gould, K. R. & Ponsford, J., 30 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Epidemiology and Natural History of Psychiatric Disorders

Ponsford, J. L., Alway, Y. J. & Gould, K. R., 2019, Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury. Silver, J., McAllister, T. & Arciniegas, D. (eds.). 3rd ed. American Psychiatric Publishing, p. 313-330 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Positive behaviour support for challenging behaviour after acquired brain injury: An introduction to PBS + PLUS and three case studies

Gould, K. R., Ponsford, J. L., Hicks, A. J., Hopwood, M., Renison, B. & Feeney, T. J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Role of valued living and associations with functional outcome following traumatic brain injury

Pais, C., Ponsford, J. L., Gould, K. R. & Wong, D., 2019, In : Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 29, 4, p. 625-637 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

The lived experience of behaviours of concern: A qualitative study of men with traumatic brain injury

Gould, K. R., Hicks, A. J., Hopwood, M., Kenardy, J., Krivonos, I., Warren, N. & Ponsford, J. L., 2019, In : Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 29, 3, p. 376-394 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)


ASSBI Early Career Clinical Innovation Award

Kate Gould (Recipient) & Colin Brokenshire (Recipient), 5 May 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


First Place: Snapshot Talk Showcase, Collaborative Teams

Kate Gould (Recipient), 28 Oct 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Press / Media

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Kate Gould


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaPodcasts