Jennie Ponsford completed her BA (Hons) and MA in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Melbourne and her PhD at La Trobe University before beginning her career as a clinical neuropsychologist at Sydney’s Royal Ryde Rehabilitation Centre in 1980. After more than 30 years as a clinician and researcher characterising the problems and developing effective treatments for TBI, Jennie is now a Professor of Neuropsychology and the Director of Clinical Programs in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University. She is also the Director of the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre (MERRC), which she founded in 2000. A world leader in her field, Jennie is widely published, producing more than 220 publications and two high profile books on TBI rehabilitation.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are common injuries resulting from a blow to the head that often lead to long lasting physical, emotional and behavioral effects.