Dr Simon Scalzo
Phone: (03) 53276133
- MPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology)
- Psychological Assessment
- Research Methods
- Research Supervision
Psychology Board of Australia
- General registration
- Endorsements: clinical neuropsychology
- Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)
- Fellow, APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN)
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)
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.
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.