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Several projects investigating interventions for children experiencing delayed recovery after sustaining a concussion.


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Monash teaching commitment

PSY6204 - Clinical Neuropsychology

PSY6164 - Developmental Neuropsychology

PSY6162 - Neuroanatomy and Cognition

PSY6163 - Neuropsychological Assessment & Neuropsychological Syndromes 



Dr Michael Takagi is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University, where he is involved in teaching, research, and clinical training within the field of Clinical Neuropsychology. 

He co-leads the Turner Neurodevelopmental Clinic at the Turner Clinics - a training and research clinic at Monash University which provides comprehensive and cross-disciplinary psychological assessment services to the community as well as undertaking clinical research and training postgraduate psychology students (clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology). He is also a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist within the Children's Court Clinic, where he provides assessment services to the criminal and family divisions of the Children's Court of Victoria. 

Since 2014, Michael's research has focused on paediatric concussion and understanding factors that may predict who is at a higher risk of experiencing delayed recovery and persistent symptoms post-injury. He is also involved in several studies investigating clinical interventions for children who are experiencing persistent symptoms beyond 4 weeks post-injury. 

Michael is a part of the Neurodevelopment research theme within the Turner Institute at Monash University and is also a member of the Monash Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre (MERRC). He has strong research collaborations with the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, where he is an honorary Research Fellow. His research collaborations are supported by several honours, Masters, and PhD students as well as funding from the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, the Medical Research Future Fund, and Monash University. 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The neuropsychological and neurobiological effect of inhalant abuse during adolescence , University of Melbourne


Award Date: 9 Dec 2008

Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma, Monash University


Anthropology, Bachelor of Arts, Pennsylvania State University


Psychology, Bachelor of Science , Pennsylvania State University


External positions

Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist , Children's Court Clinic (Victoria)

2018 → …

Research Fellow, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

2014 → …

Honorary Research Fellow , University of Melbourne

2014 → …

Research area keywords

  • Concussion
  • Paediatrics
  • Clinical Interventions
  • Neurodevelopment

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