Dr Amee Baird
PhD (Melb), MPsych (Clin Neuro),
BA (Hons), MAPS, CCN.
Dr Amee Baird completed her PhD and Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) at the University of Melbourne. She has worked as a clinical neuropsychologist in clinical and research positions for over two decades, in Australia and overseas including the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London and Salpetriere Hospital in Paris. Since living in Newcastle, Australia, she has worked with the Hunter Brain Injury, Dementia/Aged Care, Neuropsychiatry and Central Coast Adult Neuropsychology Services. She has extensive experience in undertaking diagnostic and medico-legal clinical neuropsychological assessments and providing cognitive rehabilitation strategies and psychological support for adults with neurological conditions.
Amee has worked as a sessional and guest Senior Lecturer for the postgraduate clinical neuropsychology training programs at the University of Queensland and Macquarie University, and is a conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, and Adjunct Research Fellow at Macquarie University. She is a Senior Professional Member of the Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and is also a member of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal.
She has a passion for clinical research and is dedicated to the scientist practitioner model of practice. Her main topic of research over the last decade was the relationship between music and memory in people with dementia. She was awarded an NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship (part time Health Professional 2016-2019). She has developed an interest in ‘neurolaw’, specifically criminal cases in which the diagnosis of dementia has been raised in an offender. Amee’s increasing interest in the law and legal issues faced by people with neurological disorders inspired her to commence a Juris Doctor and Diploma of Legal Practice at the University of Newcastle in 2020.