Professor Anderson is Director, Department of Psychology, Royal Children’s Hospital, Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne and Director, Critical Care & Neuroscience Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.
Vicki is a paediatric neuropsychologist of some 30 years experience. She started her career working at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, where she worked as a clinician and then Co-ordinator of Neuropsychology Services, until taking up a lectureship at the University of Melbourne.
In 2002, Vicki was appointed Professor/Director of Psychology at the Royal Children’ s Hospital, and in 2005 she took up an additional role with the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, as Director, Critical Care & Neuroscience Research. Her interests are in disorders of childhood that impact on the central nervous system, including both developmental and acquired disorders, and child and parent-focussed interventions for this group. Her research group has established the Australian Centre for Child Neuropsychological Studies (CNS), at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.
Vicki serves as consulting editor on a number of international journals, including the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Child Neuropsychology and Developmental Neurorehabilitation. She has been Associate Editor of the APA journal Neuropsychology and is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Neuropsychology, a British Psychological Society Publication. Vicki has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and four books in the field. She has obtained competitive research grants totalling over $15 million.
Vicki has served on the Board of Governors of the International Neuropsychological Society, and is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia and a fellow of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment.