DR Kelly Allott

DR Kelly Allott


  • Cognitive Reahbilitation
  • Depression
  • Functional Outcome
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Neuropsychology (Cognition)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Social Cognition
  • Youth Psychiatry



  • Dr Allott is a Ronald Phillip Griffiths Research Fellow and clinical neuropsychologist at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne. She first worked in the Centre for Youth Mental Health as a Research Assistant in 2000 and worked on several research projects focusing on personality disorders and early psychosis in adolescents and young adults. In 2007 she graduated from Monash University with a Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology), after which she obtained a joint clinical-research position at Orygen as a Research Fellow and Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Neuropsychology Unit. In 2010 Dr Allott was awarded a full-time NHMRC Clinical Research Postdoctoral Training Fellowship, which was followed by a Ronald Philip Griffiths Fellowship from the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences. Her research focuses on examining the role of cognition and social cognition in youth mental illness, including the relative contribution of cognition to functional outcome and novel and youth friendly interventions for addressing cognition and functioning in youth mental illness.   


Member of

  • Psychology Board of Australia. Psychologist with endorsement as Clinical Neuropsychologist 2010 -
  • APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. Member 2008 -
  • Australian Psychological Society. Member 2008 -
  • International Early Psychosis Association. Member 2008 -
  • International First Episode Vocational Recovery (iFEVR) group. Member 2008 -
  • Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria. Psychologist 2004 - 2010


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • DPsych(Clin Neuro), Monash University 2007
  • BAppSc(Hons), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 2000
  • BAppSc, Deakin University 1999

Awards and honors

  • Department of Psychology, Monash University, 2006
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2003



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am available to supervise PhD students interested in the following areas of research: neuropsychological models of mental illness; early psychosis; youth mental illness; cognition and social cognition; cognitive rehabilitation; functional recovery; predictors of functional outcome; psychosocial rehabilitation.