National Psychology Advisor
Kath has 20 years’ experience working as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in New Zealand and the UK with both children, adults and whānau. She has been a neuropsychologist at ABI for six years. She has worked for health services at Te Toka Tumai including Starship Children’s Health, the National Metabolic Service, and at the Wilson Centre Paediatric Rehabilitation Centre. Her specialism in neuropsychology has resulted in her clinical practice always being centred on neurodiversity.
Kath has a doctorate from Northwestern University, Chicago (2001) and originally trained as a psychologist at Auckland University (1993). She is completing a teacher training course for MBSR – a mindfulness programme.
Kath is excited to move into a role to develop and strengthen the psychology workforce at ABI. She is passionate about understanding how the psychology profession can contribute while travelling alongside clients’ journeys through rehabilitation, disability and illness. Working as a clinician and as a professional lead allows ongoing awareness of practice while being engaged with exciting service development and strategy. Kath is a committee member on the NZSign neuropsychology special interest group.