Emma Hubner - Masters of Psychology (Forensic), UNSW Australia, 2014, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), UNE Australia, 2006

  • Full registration, with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Member of The Australian Psychological Society (APS)

 

Emma has been trained in both neuropsychological and forensic assessment. She has completed courses in child, adolescent and adult psychometric assessment, neuroanatomy for neuropsychologists, diagnosis and management of neuropsychological disorders and developmental neuropsychology. She has also gained knowledge and practical experience in the administration, scoring and write-up of actuarial and structured professional judgement assessment tools.

As part of her postgraduate training, Emma was exposed to Children’s Court Clinical assessments, doli incapax assessments, and child abuse/maltreatment and extended order risk assessments. She has also observed Family Court proceedings, and received comprehensive supervision regarding child sexual abuse testimony and jury misconceptualisation.
Emma has held a number of research positions throughout her career. She has worked for the Memory and Ageing Study (MAS) at UNSW and Prince of Wales Hospital. The MAS was initiated in 2005 to examine the clinical characteristics and prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and related syndromes, and to determine the rate of change in cognitive function over time. Whilst employed on the program, Emma was responsible for conducting structured face-to-face assessments consisting of clinical interview, psychometric assessment and physical assessment.
Emma has also worked for the Neuro AIDS Trial (Neat) at UNSW and St Vincent’s Hospital, which was aimed at modelling cognitive change and gaining insight from chronic conditions such as HIV infection, and Hepatitis C infection. The study used neuropsychological and neuroimaging methods to improve our understanding of cognitive deterioration in both diseases. Whilst on the program, Emma was again responsible for conducting face-to-face assessments, consisting of structured clinical interview and psychometric assessments.
Emma’s clinical experience includes being employed as a National Trauma Resource coordinator with Davidson Trahaire Corpsych, where she was a key point of escalation for trauma jobs in the employee assistance program centre. Emma was responsible for tracking trauma resources across the organization, undertaking trauma triage and facilitating the resourcing of trauma in conjunction with local and regional resources. She was also required to work closely with and oversee the activities of the Trauma Resource Support Team and to case manage Associate Psychologists assigned trauma work from the organization.
Emma has been with Duffy Robilliard Psychologist for three years during which time she has conducted forensic assessments, and written independent expert witness reports, that have been used in a variety of matters heard in the Local and District Courts.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Internet-based neuropsychological screening for girls: Effects of practice and mild traumatic brain injury. This research was conducted at the University of New England in collaboration with New England Girls School. Findings presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference (NAN) in Tampa, Florida, USA 2005.

Brain structure correlates of emotion processing in adolescents who binge drink. This research was conducted at the University of New South Wales in collaboration with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Center (NDARC) and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). Findings presented at the UNSW Annual Forensic Conference, AU 2014.

Literature review into Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) in adolescents (2013). This research was conducted in conjunction with Rosemount Family and Youth Services. Results developed into a NSSI handbook for Catholic schoolteachers’ nation wide.

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