Professor John Magnussen MBBS PhD FRANZCR
Professor Magnussen graduated in Medicine from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), before completing a PhD in Nuclear Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, also at UNSW. He qualified in Radiology from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) where he remained for several years as Director of Research and Staff Specialist Radiologist. During this time, John worked both in diagnostic and interventional radiology at RPAH and at several major Private Hospitals. In 2010, he was appointed Professor of Radiology at Macquarie University and was pivotal in establishing Macquarie Medical Imaging, dedicating himself to establishing a unique standard of excellence at the University Hospital practice. He has completed advanced training in CT Coronary Angiography and has presented at numerous international meetings, in basic science and clinical research. Read More
Professor Greg Savage BSc(Hons) Monash MSc(ClinNeuro) Melb PhD Monash MAPS MCCN
Greg Savage is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with 22 years of clinical experience. He was awarded his PhD in experimental psychology at Monash University in 1991 and following a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship at The University of London he completed an MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology at The University of Melbourne in 1997. Throughout his career he has combined clinical and academic roles in Melbourne and Sydney and is currently Professor in the Department of Psychology at Macquarie University (where he was Director of Clinical Neuropsychology training from 2012-2016). He has been a Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders since 2011, and Co-Leader of the Clinical and Cognitive stream of Australia’s largest dementia research study, the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers & Lifestyle (AIBL) Study of Ageing, since its inception in 2006. Prof Savage has been a Chief Investigator on grants worth over $23M throughout his career, and his coauthored publications have been cited over 3500 times. He is sole author of the chapter on neuropsychology in the internationally coauthored text Dementia (5th edition, 2017), and of a chapter on neuropsychological formulation. Read more
Associate Professor Kevin Ho-Shon MBBS (Hons) BSc (Hons) MSc PhD FRANZCR GAICD
Dr Ho-Shon graduated from Medicine from Sydney University in 1993. He simultaneously undertook a Bachelor of Science with research in Positron Emission Tomography and graduated with First Class Honours in 1994. In 1997 as a PET registrar at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital he commenced research in signal processing techniques applied to PET and completed a Masters of Science at Sydney University. He remained at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for a further five years to complete radiology training before returning to Sydney University to continue research in mathematics and obtaining a PhD in 2008. In 2003 Kevin was appointed as a Staff Specialist at RPAH where he remains as an interventional radiologist. Kevin has established several medical imaging businesses and was one of the founders of Macquarie Medical Imaging at Macquarie University Hospital. He is Head of the Discipline of Medical Imaging at the Macquarie University Health Science Centre.
Dr Margery Pardey BPsych(Hons) Macq PhD/MClinNeuro Macq
Margery Pardey graduated from Macquarie University with a Combined PhD/Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr Pardey is a registered Psychologist, gaining clinical experience during her role as a Clinical Neuropsychologist within the Neurology Department of Liverpool Hospital. She transferred her clinical skills and knowledge to her academic roles as a researcher with Macquarie University and Lecturer of Neuropsychology with Australian Catholic University. Dr Pardey’s broad research interests include neuroimaging and dementia. Publications.
Mr Jeff McIntosh BAppSci (MRT) CSU MSc Syd
Mr Jeff McIntosh graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical radiation technologist) and Certificate of specialisation in MRI, before completing a Masters of Science from Sydney University. Mr McIntosh has extensive experience with MRI acquisition. As a founding radiographer of Macquarie Medical Imaging, he was integral in establishing the MRI unit into one of the most technically advance MRI sites within NSW. Mr McIntosh is committed to sequence development to produce gold standard imaging of the central nervous system and has made significant improvements of the imaging of MS lesions and brain tumour investigations.
Mr Marko Trifunovic BAppSci Syd MEd UTS
Mr Marko Trifunovic graduated from Sydney University with a degree in Medical Radiation Science-Nuclear Medicine Technology, before completing a Masters degree in Adult Education at the University of Technology Sydney. Marko completed his professional development year at The John Hunter Hospital and the St George Hospital and became a fully accredited nuclear medicine technologist. It was at St George Hospital that Marko became involved with teaching university undergraduate and postgraduate students and held regular seminars on site as well as guest lecturing at Sydney University. Marko was involved in all aspects of SPECT/CT, therapy and research projects.
In 2010 Marko was appointed as Head of Nuclear Medicine and PET at Macquarie University Hospital. In 2012 Marko was appointed Second in Charge of the entire medical imaging practice at Macquarie Medical Imaging. In his time at Macquarie Medical Imaging Marko has facilitated numerous research and trial projects in the area of molecular imaging regarding Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease using PET/CT and PET-MRI fusion, asthma and oncology. Marko also facilitated the hospital’s first phase one human trial and has published articles in the Journal Of Nuclear Medicine Technology. Recently (2017) Marko has been appointed as Adjunct fellow at Macquarie University and is the process of holding seminars on site for postgraduate radio-pharmacy students.
Dr D Vincent Oxenham BSc(Hons) Birm DPsych(ClinNeuro) Macq MAPS MCCN
Dr Vince Oxenham is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with a special interest in ageing-associated diseases, in particular, differential diagnosis of dementias and assessment of capacity. He also conducts assessments on the impact of brain tumours, aneurysms and AVMs on cognition, especially in relation to clients looking to return to work, study or back to living independently. He completed his Bachelor of Science with honours at the University of Birmingham (UK) and his Doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology at Macquarie University. Vince currently works at the Prince of Wales Hospital as the neuropsychologist on the aged care wards and has been doing so since 2013. He is also an adjunct fellow and the Clinical Neuropsychology Supervisor and Placement Coordinator for the Clinical Neuropsychology course at Macquarie University as well as a conjoint lecturer at the University of New South Wales. Vince has participated in research exploring the role of cognition in HIV/AIDS and continues to do so through his visiting research officer role at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).
Ms Jillian McMillan BA Psych(Hons) Macq MClinNeuro Macq MAPS MCCN
Jillian McMillan completed her Master of Clinical Neuropsychology degree in 2012 and was awarded the Vice Chancellors Award for academic excellence. She is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and is endorsed as a Clinical Neuropsychologist. Jillian is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and their College of Clinical Neuropsychologists.
Jillian sees patients for a broad range of neuropsychological needs. She has extensive experience working with patients with neurological disorders, both for initial diagnosis and in the rehabilitation phase of recovery. She is expert in conducting neuropsychological assessments to objectively measure cognition pre- and post-surgery, which forms the basis of the tailored rehabilitation strategies she develops for her patients.
Jillian also holds a position at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where she works closely with neurologists and geriatricians in their Memory and Cognitive Disorders Clinic and has a special interest in conducting neuropsychological assessments to assist with the early diagnosis of dementia. She has previously held roles in rehabilitation hospitals in Sydney where she worked closely with patients recovering from stroke and other neurological conditions, as well as patients requiring strategies for managing the cognitive difficulties in the early stages of dementia. She has worked with the Huntington Disease research team at Westmead Hospital since 2011 and has a strong knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases and how they affect cognition and behaviour.
Dr Adam Bentvelzen BPsych(Hons) Syd MClinNeuro/PhD Macq
Adam Bentvelzen is a Registered Psychologist and researcher who completed his combined PhD/Master of Clinical Neuropsychology at Macquarie University in 2016. His thesis investigated the role of verbal, spatial, and perceptual processes in the lateralisation of memory functions to the right hemisphere of the brain. His research is aimed at helping clinical neuropsychologists improve their detection of memory disorders mediated by right hemispheric pathology such as in persons with temporal lobe epilepsy, stroke, and neurodegenerative conditions. Adam has also helped produce an in-depth resource designed to help clinicians improve their assessment of persons with dementia while at the Dementia Centre for Collaborative Research at the University of New South Wales, and is the first author of an associated review paper. In addition to his role at MMI, Adam is currently working on the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW, and on a project designed at improving the identification of Non-Accidental Brain Injury in young children at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.