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Biography

I initially trained at Monash in the '80s with a PhD in experimental psycholinguistics, and I developed an interest in neuropsychology while on an MRC postdoctoral fellowship at Birkbeck College, University of London. I subsequently studied for my MSc in clinical neuropsychology at The University of Melbourne and I have since combined clinical practice in psychiatric and neuroscience settings with neuropsychological research, mainly on memory and language.

I took up a CORE position at the Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science (MACCS) in 2007, with responsibility for developing a clinical neuropsychology service at Macquarie University Hospital (see http://www.muh.org.au/). From 2012-2016 I was Director of Clinical Neuropsychology in the Department of Psychology, responsible for the postgraduate training courses in neuropsychology. I am also a Chief Investigator with the Memory Program of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD).

Research interests

My research interests are broad in scope, but many projects have a unifying theme in terms of developing theoretically-informed tests of memory. Another theme focuses on early detection of Alzheimer's disease (mainly through my role as Co-Leader of the Clinical and Cognitive Stream in the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers & Lifestyle [AIBL] Study of Ageing). Recently I have focused on understanding the impact of hearing loss on cognition, and particularly, how hearing loss relates to risk of developing dementia. I am also engaged in studies with neurosurgical colleagues which seek to characterise cognition following surgical treatments.

Teaching

I teach mainly on the Master of Clinical Neuropsychology program, convening the Advanced Neuropsychological Assessment, Research Proposal, and Dissertation units. I contribute to individual-level teaching as a clinical supervisor for the Supervised Practical Placement units. I also convene a third year undergraduate unit: Neuropsychology in Clinical Practice.

Research student supervision

I supervise combined degree (MClinNeuro/PhD), Masters (MClinNeuro), and Honours students, with a focus on memory processing and dementia. Other current projects encompass epilepsy, cerebrovascular disease, cerebral lateralisation, mindfulness, and mental flexibility.

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Projects 2007 2019

Research Outputs 1990 2019

COMT val158met is not associated with Aβ-amyloid and APOE ε4 related cognitive decline in cognitively normal older adults

Porter, T., Burnham, S. C., Milicic, L., Savage, G., Maruff, P., Sohrabi, H. R., Peretti, M., Lim, Y. Y., Weinborn, M., Ames, D., Masters, C. L., Martins, R. N., Rainey-Smith, S., Rowe, C. C., Salvado, O., Groth, D., Verdile, G., Villemagne, V. L. & Laws, S. M., 1 Jun 2019, In : IBRO Reports. 6, p. 147-152 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Catechol O-Methyltransferase
Apolipoproteins E
Amyloid
Cognition
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism

Strategic value-directed learning and memory in Alzheimer's disease and behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia

Wong, S., Irish, M., Savage, G., Hodges, J. R., Piguet, O. & Hornberger, M., Jun 2019, In : Journal of neuropsychology. 13, 2, p. 328-353 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Frontotemporal Dementia
Alzheimer Disease
Learning
Aptitude
Information Storage and Retrieval

Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination III: psychometric characteristics and relations to functional ability in dementia

So, M., Foxe, D., Kumfor, F., Murray, C., Hsieh, S., Savage, G., Ahmed, R. M., Burrell, J. R., Hodges, J. R., Irish, M. & Piguet, O., Sep 2018, In : Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 24, 8, p. 854-863 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Aptitude
Psychometrics
Dementia
Caregivers
Frontotemporal Dementia

A polygenic risk score derived from episodic memory weighted genetic variants is associated with cognitive decline in preclinical Alzheimer's disease

Porter, T., Burnham, S. C., Savage, G., Lim, Y. Y., Maruff, P., Milicic, L., Peretti, M., Ames, D., Masters, C. L., Martins, R. N., Rainey-Smith, S., Rowe, C. C., Salvado, O., Taddei, K., Groth, D., Verdile, G., Villemagne, V. L. & Laws, S. M., 19 Dec 2018, In : Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 10, p. 1-11 11 p., 423.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

A systematic review of cognition in Chiari I malformation

Rogers, J. M., Savage, G. & Stoodley, M. A., Jun 2018, In : Neuropsychology Review. 28, 2, p. 176-187 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cognition
Cerebellum
Arnold-Chiari Malformation
Palatine Tonsil
Short-Term Memory

Activities 2009 2018

  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...

A ‘Whole Person, Whole System’ approach to the assessment of hearing, communication, and cognition: development of a new interdisciplinary clinical battery

Paul Strutt (Speaker), Amanda Barnier (Speaker), Gregory Savage (Speaker), Viviana Wuthrich (Speaker), Celia Harris (Speaker), Timothy Beechey (Speaker), Phillip Nakad (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

A ‘Whole Person, Whole System’ approach to the assessment of hearing, communication, and cognition: development of a new interdisciplinary clinical battery

Paul Strutt (Speaker), Amanda Barnier (Speaker), Gregory Savage (Speaker), Viviana Wuthrich (Speaker), Celia Harris (Speaker), Timothy Beechey (Speaker), Phillip Nakad (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Organization for Human Brain Mapping 2009 Annual Meeting

G. Savage (Participant), B. Johnson (Participant), M. Willis (Participant), S. Lee (Participant), G. McArthur (Participant)
2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...