DR Genevieve Rayner

DR Genevieve Rayner




    • Genevieve is a practicing clinical neuropsychologist and associate lecturer in neuropsychology at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. As a clinician-scientistist, she balances her clinical and academic work with her role as a postdoctoral researcher at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, where she conducts behavioural and neuroimaging research aimed at understanding the affective, cognitive, and psychosocial features of epilepsy and other seizure disorders. She is the early career liaison for the Neuropsychology Task Force of the International League Against Epilepsy, a member of the new Allied Health Task Force of the International League Against Epilepsy, and a member of the Research and Training Subcommittee of the Epilepsy Society of Australia.   


    Member of

    • Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency. Registered clinical neuropsychologist 2013 -
    • Epilepsy Society Australia. Professional member 2012 -


    Selected publications


    Additional Grant Information

    • 2010: Austin Hospital Medical Research Foundation. Wilson SJ, Wrench JM, Saling MM, Rayner G. Autobiographical memory: a neuroimaging paradigm for improving diagnostic accuracy in epilepsy. 2015: Institute for Breathing and Sleep Research Grant. Jackson M, Wilson SJ, Rayner G. Autobiographical memory in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: a neuroimaging study 2017: University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme. Rayner G. The contribution of cognitive networks to depression in epilepsy    


    Education and training

    • PhD, University of Melbourne 2015
    • MPsych(ClinNeuro), University of Melbourne 2012
    • BA(Hons), University of Melbourne 2008
    • BA, University of Melbourne 2007

    Awards and honors

    • Leadership Development Award, International League Against Epilepsy, 2017
    • Grass Young Investigator Award, American Epilepsy Society, 2016



    Available for supervision

    • Y

    Supervision Statement

    • Genevieve's programme of research explores the interrelationships between cognitive, psychological, and psychosocial features of epilepsy, using behavioural as well as neuroimaging methodologies. She supervises Honours, Masters, and PhD-level candidates.