Cavalry Health Care Bethlehem Hospital
476 Kooyong Rd
South Caulfield, VIC 3162
Katie Fitzgerald 03 9595 3355
Phone: 03 9595 3355
Julie Stout, PhD
There has been a tremendous burst of information about cognition and its neural bases since the late 1960s. As new knowledge develops, there is a need to continually update the measurement tools that we use to assess cognition. Keeping the tools updated is essential for evolving an in-depth understanding of cognitive deficits that cause a decline in function in people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Such up to date tools also play a key role in understanding the impact of neuropsychiatric disorders such as addiction. This drive to understand cognitive function in disorders is at the forefront of Professor Julie Stout’s research. Her work, focused on Huntington’s Disease and on addictive behaviour, aims to develop and adapt cutting edge cognitive science tools for clinical settings.
Professor Julie Stout is trained as a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist. She is an expert in the field of sensitive cognitive assessment in clinical populations, seeks to explain why patients present differently. Her research on Huntington’s disease (HD), ongoing since her days as a post-doctoral fellow, has led to better information for clinicians and is now being applied more broadly in the field of drug abuse, gambling, and incarcerated offenders and in particular risky decision making.