Name: Jennie L. Ponsford
Institution: Monash University, Australia
Jennie Ponsford is Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of Clinical Programs in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University and Director of the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre at Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She has spent 38 years engaged in clinical work and research with adults and children with traumatic brain injury (TBI). She has investigated outcomes following TBI and evaluated the efficacy of many interventions to improve outcome. She has published over 320 journal articles and book chapters, and two books on rehabilitation after TBI. She has been awarded the Robert L. Moody prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury and Rehabilitation (2013), the INS Paul Satz Career Mentoring Award (2015), and appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (2017) for distinguished service to medical research in the field of neuropsychology and through seminal advances in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with TBI.