Melanie Tucker has been working as a Clinical Neuropsychologist for over 17 years in public health, private practice, and non-government organisations (NGOs). She has extensive experience in both acute and rehabilitation settings. She undertakes neuropsychological assessments for clinical purposes.
Melanie sees patients at the Penrith (NSW) office.
Types of Assessments Conducted:
Adults – for diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders including dementia, developmental conditions, and mental illness.
Melanie Tucker worked at MS Australia (formerly known as the MS Society of NSW) as a Clinical Neuropsychologist for ten years (2003 to 2013). She worked closely with other health professionals in a rehabilitation-focused multidisciplinary team, conducting neuropsychological assessments to adults with multiple sclerosis and allied neurological conditions. She provided tailored feedback sessions to individuals, their families, and carers which included person-centered recommendations based on assessment results and with consideration to personal circumstances and goals.
Melanie has also worked as a consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist in private practice since 2011. She currently also works in several public heath settings, both in outpatient rehabilitation and inpatient mental health settings. She conducts comprehensive assessments for adults referred by GPs, neurologists, psychiatrists, and geriatricians, for the purposes of differential diagnosis and management recommendations.
Professional Affiliations & Accreditation
Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (MClinNeuro), Macquarie University, 2006
Graduate Diploma in Health Law (GradDipHL), Sydney University, 2012
Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology (BA Hons), Flinders University, 1995
Registration: Psychology Board of Australia (PBA). Endorsement: Clinical Neuropsychology
Australian Psychological Society (APS) (Full Member)
College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN) (Full Member)