Chief Investigators

Professor Vicki Anderson

Professor Vicki Anderson

Professor Anderson is a paediatric neuropsychologist of 30 years experience and is Director of Psychology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.  In addition, Professor Anderson is the Director, Clinical Sciences Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and a Professorial Fellow in the Departments of Psychology & Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. Prof Anderson has published over 250 papers and 5 books, and has over $20 million in competitive research funds.  Her research and clinical interests are in disorders of childhood that impact on the central nervous system, including both developmental and acquired disorders. Her research team has contributed to this field by establishing the vulnerability of the young brain to injury and the importance of the family in maximising recovery from childhood injury and illness.  Her recent work has established an evidence base for e-health approaches to parent-focused psychosocial treatments as a means of maximising child outcomes and improving family function.  Her group are currently working on a clinical program aimed at developing evidence-based guidelines for the treatment and management of child concussion and more severe head injuries.