Simon Scalzo

Phone: (03) 53276133
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Psychology


  • PhD
  • MPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology)
  • PGDipPsych
  • BSc

Teaching areas

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Research Methods
  • Research Supervision

Psychology Board of Australia

  • General registration
  • Endorsements: clinical neuropsychology

Professional associations

  • Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Fellow, APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN)

Research interests

Simon’s primary research background is in alcohol-related cognitive dysfunction, especially Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.  Simon is currently investigating the use of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI or diffusion MRI) to better understand the impact of alcohol use on neural connectivity, with emphasis on the neural connections involved in memory and other cognitive abilities.  Simon is also interested in neuropsychology more broadly and can offer research supervision in the areas of neuropsychological, neurological or psychological conditions, memory and other cognitive abilities, and cognitive assessment.

Publications (last 5 years)

Book chapters

Bowden, S. C., & Scalzo, S. J. (2017). Alcohol-related dementia and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. In D. Ames, J. T. O’Brien & A. Burns (Eds.), Dementia (5th ed.) (pp. 857-867). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Scalzo, S. J., Bowden, S. C., & Hillbom, M. E. (2015). Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. In J. Svanberg, A. Withall, B. Draper & S. Bowden. (Eds.), Alcohol and the Adult Brain (pp. 5-30). London and New York: Psychology Press.

Refereed articles

Scalzo, S. J., Bowden, S. C., Ambrose, M. L., Whelan, G., & Cook, M. J. (2015). Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome not related to alcohol use: a systematic review. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 86, 1362-1368.