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Dr Simon Scalzo

Lecturer, Psychology





Mt Helen Campus, Online


Dr Simon Scalzo is a practising clinical neuropsychologist. Dr Scalzo has diverse experience including working with people with alcohol and substance use disorders, acquired brain injury, epilepsy, dementia, psychopathology, and other conditions.

Simon’s primary research interests include the neuropsychological consequences of alcohol use disorder and thiamine deficiency and the development of better early intervention practices in this cohort. The goal of his research is to improve health outcomes and quality of life for people affected by alcohol use disorder by advancing understanding, diagnosis and treatment of cognitive and neurological changes associated with alcohol use disorder. Simon is a published researcher and has presented at national and international conferences, primarily on the topic of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.

Simon is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a fellow of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists.

Origins of Neuropsychology Research and Teaching at the University of Melbourne, Australia

The University of Melbourne hosts a well-known graduate training program in clinical...

Alcohol-related dementia and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

Alcohol abuse and dependence is an increasing public health concern worldwide, and excessive...

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome not related to alcohol use: A systematic review

Objective: Although Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) is a common condition, diagnosis remains...

Wernicke’s Encephalopthy and Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

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