PROF Michael Saling

PROF Michael Saling


  • Cerebrovascular neuropsychology
  • Clinical neuropsychology: neuropsychology of language and memory
  • Diagnostic models in clinical neuropsychology
  • Early detection of dementia
  • Focal epilepsy
  • History and systematics of clinical neuropsychology
  • Neurocognitive function in brain disease (Temporal lobe epilepsy, Dementia, Stroke, functional neuroimaging, language, memory)
  • Neurocognitive group



  • I have authored over 180 papers, seven of which have been cited over 100 times. My h-index is 37 (ISI), with approximately 3800 unique career citations (ISI). These publications include a series of detailed neuropsychological and neuroimaging investigations of the breakdown of human memory systems in temporal lobe epilepsy. This work has been described as a "paradigm shift" by the epilepsy group at the Institute of Neurology UCL, Queen Square, London (Baxendale S, Thompson P. Beyond localization: The role of traditional neuropsychological tests in an age of imaging. Epilepsia 2010; 51:2225-30). This work has had a significant translational impact on our work on the early detection of AD dementia, which was published predominantly between 2013 and 2018.   


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Application ID: APP1139843 Type: Project Title: Novel pharmacological strategies to treat cognitive dysfunction in COPD    


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Witwatersrand
  • MA, University of Witwatersrand 1975

Awards and honors

  • Member of the Order of Australia, AM, 2015
  • Inaugural Postgraduate Teaching Award, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, 2012
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society, 2004



Available for supervision

  • Y