Trainer Profiles

Samantha Burns

MA (Clinical Neuropsychology), MAPS

Samantha is a clinical neuropsychologist who has worked in the field of behaviour management for the past 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), MAPS

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), MAPS

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 neuropsychological 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), MAPS

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), MAPS

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.


Jenny Todd

MSc (Clinical Neuropsychology), MAPS

Jenny Todd is a neuropsychologist who has worked in the ABI field for over 20 years. She has worked in inpatient and community rehabilitation settings including Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, McKellar Centre (Geelong) and the ABI Behaviour Consultancy. Jenny has coordinated regional training programs in the Barwon region and currently is the Training Coordinator at Diverge Consulting. She has published numerous articles in the ABI and behavior management field and regularly presents in community, university, hospital and rehabilitation settings. Jenny has a strong interest in working with complex clients and managing behaviour change following ABI. She is currently on leave from Diverge and completing a project providing behaviour management support and training to hospital staff.