Professor Gail Robinson


School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Professorial Research Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute
+61 7 336 56401


Professor Gail Robinson holds a joint Queensland Brain Institute and the School of Psychology appointment. She has been a clinical neuropsychologist and researcher for ~25 years in Australia and in London (UK), where she spent 14 years at the dynamic and historic National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. In 2010, she transitioned from a clinical role to an academic position at The University of Queensland where was Director of the Clinical Neuropsychology Doctoral programme (2010-2018), taking up this lead role again in 2023. Her clinical research is focused on both theoretical questions about brain-behaviour relationships like the crucial mechanisms for the executive control of language, and clinical questions regarding cognitive assessment and management of various pathologies including neurodegenerative disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, brain tumours and stroke. Professor Robinson has attracted internal and national funding; she Leads the Neuropsychology Core of a large-scale longitudinal and multidisciplinary NHMRC Dementia Team Research grant (Prospective Imaging Study of Ageing: Genes, Brain and Behaviour - PISA). She was the recipient of an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) in 2012 and a NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship in 2018 in which she has been focused on early neurocognitive diagnostic indicators for dementia.


  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Australian National University
  • Master of Clinical Psychology, Australian National University
  • PhD, University College London


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Featured Publications


Book Chapter

  • Robinson, Gail A. and Radakovic, Ratko (2021). Neuropsychological assessment. Encyclopedia of behavioral neuroscience. (pp. 342-349) edited by Mikhail V. Pletnikov, Michel Thiebaut de Schotten and Sarah E MacPherson. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Science. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-819641-0.00113-4

  • Robinson, Gail A. and Radakovic, Ratko (2021). Neuropsychological Assessment. Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience: Volumes 1-3, Second edition. (pp. V2-342-V2-349) Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-819641-0.00113-4

  • Barker, Megan S., Gibson, Emily C. and Robinson, Gail A. (2018). Acquired brain injury (stroke and TBI) in later life. Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Psychology. (pp. 1-30) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.013.412

  • Robinson, Gail A. (2016). Brain tumours in older adults. Encyclopaedia of geropsychology. (pp. 1-8) edited by Nancy A. Pachana. Singapore, Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-080-3_303-1

  • Robinson, Gail and Weekes, Brendan (2008). Rehabilitation in clinical neuropsychology. Clinical psychology. (pp. 207-228) edited by Graham C. L. Davey. London , U.K.: Hodder Education. doi: 10.4324/9780203783924

  • Guy, Sarah, Clarke, Linsey, Bryant, Helena, Robinson, Gail, Stewart, Trudy and Segaran, Ella (2004). An interdisciplinary approach to acute stroke rehabilitation. Neurological Rehabilitaiton of Stroke. (pp. 26-56) edited by Nick Losseff. London, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.