A/Prof. Alex Bahar-Fuchs

Senior Psychologist

  • PhD(Clinical Neuropsychology), BPsych(Honours), CF
A/Prof. Alex Bahar-Fuchs

Clinical Expertise

Neuropsychological assessment, cognitive rehabilitation and training for ageing and dementia.

Treatment Approaches

Alex is person-centred and adapts his treatment to the client presentation. He draws on the following theoretical modalities:

  • Process-based neuropsychological assessment
  • Cognitive remediation (including cognitive training and rehabilitation)
  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System
  • Behaviour-Change Wheel
  • Mindfulness

Location & Availability

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Alex graduated from Ben-Gurion University in southern Israel in 2002 with a Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences and shortly afterwards moved to Australia where he completed postgraduate training in Psychology at the University of Melbourne and graduated with PhD in clinical neuropsychology from Monash University in 2009.

Between 2009 and 2011, Alex worked in a range of hospital settings throughout Melbourne, furthering his experience as a neuropsychologist working with diverse populations, patients and settings such as outpatient neurology, acquired brain injury rehabilitation, and aged-care assessment and management.
Seeking to expand his knowledge beyond neuropsychology, Alex then completed postdoctoral training in Public Health in the Research School of Population Health at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, in 2014 Alex relocated to Israel, where he went on to complete further research training at the Joseph Sagol Neuroscience Centre at Sheba Medical Centre, Israel’s largest hospital and medical research facility. Between 2016 and 2022, Alex worked within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, where he was an Associate Professor in the Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age. In 2023,  Alex joined the School of Psychology at Deakin University, while continuing to see clients at his CogFusion clinic located within the Cairnmillar Clinic. More information about cognitive interventions for people with or at risk of dementia can be found here.


  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • PhD (Clinical Neuropsychology)