DR Genevieve Rayner

DR Genevieve Rayner

Positions

    Overview

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    • 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 with the Epilepsy Genetics Research Program at the Epilepsy Research Centre (commencing mid-2019). Her program of research aims to explore the neurobiological and psychosocial underpinnings of mood and cognitive disorders in epilepsy and other neurological conditions, using behavioural, neuroimaging, and genetics methodologies. Genevieve is the co-chair of the Allied Health Professionals Task Force of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), a member of the Next Generation Task Force of the ILAE, a founding member and secretary of the ILAE's Young Epilepsy Section (YES) and a member of the Research and Training Subcommittee of the Epilepsy Society of Australia. She is also a YES representative for the 13th Asian and Oceanic Epilepsy Congress Organising Committee.   

    Affiliation

    Member of

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

    Publications

    Selected publications

    Research

    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; 2017: Moving Ahead CRE Seed Grant. Rayner G. Understanding the role of family dynamics in mood disorder after Traumatic Brain Injury; 2018: University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences Research Incentive Scheme.    

    Awards

    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
    • Suzanne & Peter Berry International Travel Award, Americal Epilepsy Society, 2017
    • Grass Young Investigator Award, American Epilepsy Society, 2016

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    Supervision

    Available for supervision

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    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.