About Caitlin

Caitlin Dawes is a Clinical Neuropsychologist hailing from Sydney, Australia. She has a Masters degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from Macquarie University, for which she received the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence.

During her Master’s program, Caitlin completed her training across a broad range of settings. This included posts in a traumatic brain injury clinic, a neuropsychiatry institute, a hospital geriatric service, and a hospital service for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. She completed her Master’s thesis in the research area of dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Caitlin is qualified to work as a psychologist specialising in neuropsychology in both Australia and France. In Australia, she holds the protected title of ‘Clinical Neuropsychologist’, granted to psychologists after completing a two-year training program after a Master’s degree. Additionally, Caitlin holds the accreditation of certified supervisor for psychology trainees.

Following completion of her Master’s degree, Caitlin worked in clinical research at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney. She worked across two teams; one researching neurodegenerative diseases in older adults and the other researching Multiple Sclerosis. Caitlin went on to coordinate a large clinical trial in the Multiple Sclerosis team that evaluated the efficacy of a novel psychological and cognitive therapy program (https://www.sydney.edu.au/brain-mind/news-and-events/news/combat-ms-.html). She was heavily involved in the development of the program and delivery of the therapy. She continues to be involved in this research and is looking forward to analysing the data and publishing the results.

Over the last few years, Caitlin worked as a Clinical Neuropsychologist within the Department of Justice in New South Wales, Australia. In this role, she completed neuropsychological assessments of prisoners in gaols surrounding Sydney. She evaluated a wide-range of conditions, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, drug-related cognitive impairment, alcohol-related cognitive impairment, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy-bodies, dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease, psychiatric conditions, and intellectual disability.

Caitlin moved to Paris in 2021 and established her private practice Profile Neuropsychology for English-speakers. She looks forward to providing neuropsychological services to the anglophone community in Paris.

Qualifications

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) – Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Experience

  • Clinical Neuropsychologist, Corrective Services NSW, Sydney Australia (2018-2020)
  • Clinical Neuropsychologist and Trial Coordinator, MS Clinical Trials, Brain & Mind Centre, Sydney, Australia (2016-2020)
  • Clinical Neuropsychologist, Marsden Clinical Psychology, NSW Australia (2017-2019)
  • Psychologist, Department of Rehabilitation, St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia (2017-2018)
  • Research Neuropsychologist, Healthy Brain Ageing Clinic, Brain & Mind Centre, Sydney, Australia (2016-2017)