Adam is a Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar who joined the Memory and Ageing Study (MAS) team in early 2017. He has a PhD/Master of Clinical Neuropsychology and was awarded the University Medal for his academic performance during his B Psychology (Honours I) at the University of Sydney.
Alongside conducting assessments with Memory and Ageing Study (MAS) study participants, he is currently researching the efficacy of an instrument used by MAS, the Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status-Modified (TICS-M), and preparing normative data for publication. He also currently works as a Neuropsychology Registrar at the Healthy Brain Ageing Clinic at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney, and in private practice at the Macquarie University Hospital Clinic.
Prior to joining MAS, Adam worked at the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) where he helped Prof Henry Brodaty produce the Dementia Outcomes Measurement Suite (DOMS), a set of recommended measures aimed at improving the standard, uniformity and accessibility of dementia assessment measures used by clinicians and researchers: http://dementiakt.com.au/doms/
Adam’s research interests revolve around clinical application, particularly to help clinical neuropsychologists detect memory disorders early and accurately in persons with conditions such as temporal lobe epilepsy, stroke, and neurodegenerative conditions. In this vein, his PhD thesis centred around improving the assessment of memory disorders and risk of memory decline in patients with right medial temporal lobe epilepsy that require surgery for the relief of medically intractable seizures.