Professor Robyn Tate is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with extensive clinical experience in rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury. Her initial clinical appointment was at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service, Lidcombe Hospital, Sydney, Australia where she was involved in the development and delivery of clinical services over a 15-year period.
She was then appointed Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Sydney where she worked for 7 years, teaching graduate students courses in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. Robyn’s current appointment is Professorial Research Fellow at the Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, where she has worked for the past 11 years.
Her research interests include instrument development, evidence-based clinical practice, early recovery and long-term outcome after traumatic brain injury. She has supervised the research of more than 40 students and her publications include a 10-chapter book on outcome measurement and more than 90 journal articles and book chapters.
Robyn instigated and is Program Director of PsycBITE, the Psychological Database of Brain Impairment Treatment Efficacy, which was launched on the internet in 2004 (www.psycbite.com). She is Founding Co-Editor of Brain Impairment, the official journal of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment, and an Executive Editor of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. She is member of two international Steering Committees: (a) to develop core sets for traumatic brain injury, and (b) to develop reporting guidelines for n-of-1 trials. She is also on the Management Committee of the World Federation of Neurorehabilitation, and is Secretary of its Special Interest Group in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.