Dr Keri Diamond

Dr Keri Diamond

Dr Keri Diamond is a registered Clinical Neuropsychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. She is a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and a full member of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists.

Keri has nine years of clinical experience and has specialised in older adult neuropsychology. She has spent most of her time working at the Brain & Mind Research Institute in the area of older adult neuropsychiatry, with a particular focus on late-life depression, mild cognitive impairment, and other neurodegenerative conditions. Keri is involved in clinical research programs investigating late-life cognitive disorders. Her research involvement particularly focuses on investigating the progression of cognitive and mood syndromes placing older adults at risk of ongoing cognitive decline and dementia, as well as non-pharmacological treatment programs aimed at reducing this risk and/or slowing down the progression of cognitive decline. She has undergone extensive training in Cognitive Remediation and has developed a group-based combined Cognitive Training and Psychoeducation Program for older adults together with A/Prof Sharon Naismith in the context of the Ageing Brain Centre at the Brain and Mind Research Institute. Keri continues to deliver this material and evaluate its efficacy in psychogeriatric populations.

She is the co-founder of ReNeuro, a private practice centre for Clinical Neuropsychological Services, which also aims to work collaboratively with other clinicians in the community who have a specialised interest in optimizing healthy brain ageing. In her private practice, she provides neuropsychological assessment for diagnostic purposes, workers compensation claims, capacity hearings, and to inform pharmacological and non-pharmacological intervention and ongoing management. She also provides individually tailored one-on-one cognitive rehabilitation services involving psychoeducation, strategy-based training and computerised cognitive training to help patients compensate for their cognitive difficulties. In older adults, cognitive rehabilitation aims to equip patients with a repertoire of skills aimed at optimizing healthy brain ageing and reduce the risk of ongoing cognitive decline. While Keri specialises in older adult neuropsychiatry, she also sees younger adults from the age of 18 years.

Keri is also involved in teaching programs. She is a lecturer for the Brain & Mind Sciences Postgraduate program. She is an Honorary Associate for the Department of Psychology at Macquarie University for supervising students enrolled in the Clinical Neuropsychology program.

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