Staff Profiles

Samantha Burns

MA (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Samantha is a clinical neuropsychologist who has worked in the field of behaviour management for over 15 years. She was a founding member of the ABI Behaviour Consultancy and has previously worked for the Southern Region Behaviour Intervention Support Team (DHS) and the Epworth Hospital Rehabilitation Team. Samantha has particular expertise in working with clients who present with a high level of complexity (e.g. highly aggressive clients, sex offenders, complex family based interventions, severe mental health and ABI issues). She regularly presents specialist training programs across Victoria and has been invited to train psychologists interstate and in New Zealand.


 
Kathryn Hoskin

DPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Kathryn is a neuropsychologist with over 15 years experience in hospital and community based rehabilitation and behaviour management.  She has previously worked for Arbias, the ABI Behaviour Consultancy and Epworth Rehabilitation (Cedar Court), and currently works as the Neuropsychology Assessment Coordinator at Diverge. Kathryn has published articles regarding the relationship between neuropsychology assessment and everyday abilities, and presented research on working with clients with ABI and sexually inappropriate behaviour. She specialises in working with clients, their families and teams to manage challenging behaviour after ABI.


Adrian Kamer

DPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Adrian is a clinical neuropsychologist with experience in working with complex clients with a range of comorbidities. He has previously worked predominantly with aged services and in clinical research investigating the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, including a number of clinical trials.  Adrian has a particular interest in diagnostic assessments, as well as the assessment and management of behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia.  He is currently the Training Coordinator at Diverge Consulting and has experience in managing challenging behaviours in children and adults following ABI in a variety of settings.


Harriet Downing

DPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Harriet is a neuropsychologist with experience in inpatient and community aged, mental health and rehabilitation services. She has worked in the Rehabilitation, Aged & Community Care division of ACT Health (Canberra), the Community Brain Disorders Assessment & Treatment Service of Austin Health and The Melbourne Clinic (Richmond). Her areas of expertise are in neuropsychology assessment and behaviour support. She is particularly interested in working with individuals with dual diagnoses of ABI and mental illness.


Jan Loewy

MA (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Jan has over 30 years clinical experience as a neuropsychologist. Her roles have included Neuropsychologist in the Brain Injury Unit at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Neuropsychologist at Arbias, and Senior Neuropsychologist at the Multiple Sclerosis Society of NSW. She was a founding member of the Victorian PACS service (Positive Approaches to Challenging Situations) and the ABI Behaviour Consultancy. She currently works as the Service Development Coordinator for Diverge Consulting and has a particular interest in developing mentoring programs for clinicians.


Genevieve McMahon

MA (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Genevieve is a neuropsychologist with over 20 years experience in both adult and child rehabilitation. She has worked as a neuropsychologist at the former TAC Rehabilitation Centre, Epworth Hospital (Richmond and Camberwell), South West Brain Injury Service (Albury), Arbias, Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre and the Royal Children’s Hospital, as well as related roles with the Melbourne Citymission’s Statewide ABI Paediatric Coordinators, the Headstart Program (Monash University) and Victoria University.  Genevieve is the Coordinator of Paediatric services at Diverge and has a strong interest in understanding the long-term impact of brain injury for children, and the implications for education.


Ellen Gentle

DPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Ellen is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 8 years of experience working with children, young adults and families. She has worked in Scotland in a community-based brain injury service and in Victoria at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Western Health and more recently in the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service. Ellen has worked with children and young people with a broad range of illnesses and injuries including brain injury, oncology, complex trauma, neurodevelopmental disorders and learning difficulties. She also has a background and research interest in music neuropsychology- raising the profile and relevance of music as a therapeutic tool. She works closely with paediatric coordinator Genevieve to deliver paediatric services at Diverge. 


Sara Fratti

PhD  (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Sara is a clinical neuropsychologist with more than 7 years experience as a clinician conducting comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to diagnose a variety of brain-related conditions. Sara is fluent in both English and Italian and is able to conduct assessments using both languages. Sara primarily provides assessments and interventions to adults of all ages including young adolescents aged 16 and over. She has a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of complex clients with ABI. Her expertise includes adult neurology, dementia, drug and alcohol, stroke, traumatic brain injuries and behavioural interventions. Sara also holds a position as a clinical neuropsychologist at arbias ltd. and has previously worked with the Brain Disorders Program of Austin Health and St. Vincent’s Hospital. 


Nicolette Ingram

MPsych  (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Nicolette is a clinical neuropsychologist registrar, with experience conducting comprehensive neuropsychology asssessments with children, adolescents and adults. She has previously worked in pediatric, Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS), general neurology and aged psychiatry settings. Most recently, Nicolette has worked with children and adolescents to help them and their care team to understand their barriers to learning in the context of complex trauma, substance use, mental health issues and low school attendance rates. Nicolette also has a background in research regarding neuropsychology assessment protocols and factors influencing recovery following mild traumatic brain injury.