Professor Linda Byrne

GradCertHighEd, BAppSci, BSci(Hons), MAPS (FCCN), PhD

  • Dean, Faculty of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy
Linda Byrne

Research Expertise

  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Psychological assessment
  • Neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation

Research Supervision

  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Linda is the Dean of Cairnmillar’s Faculty of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Clinical Expertise

  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Ageing
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Neuropsychiatric Disorders


Prof Linda Byrne is the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Cairnmillar Institute. She is an honorary Professor in the School of Psychology at Deakin University.

Prof Byrne is a registered psychologist with an Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology and has over 25 years of clinical, research and teaching experience in the areas of psychological assessment, neuropsychiatric disorders, neuropsychological disorders, and neuropsychological rehabilitation.

Prof Byrne has extensive experience in training and supervising post-graduate psychology students. Professor Byrne’s clinical work focuses on the neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults with neurological, psychiatric, and educational difficulties. Her major area of research is in the understanding and remediation of neuro- and social cognitive deficits in clinical disorders.

More recently Professor Byrne’s research has been focusing on agents that may protect or improve cognitive functioning in both healthy and compromised populations.