Dr Megan Spencer-Smith
Career To Date
Dr Megan Spencer-Smith is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist and Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University (2014-). She holds an honorary appointment in Clinical Sciences at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (2011-).
Dr Spencer-Smith completed her PhD in the area of child neuropsychology at the University of Melbourne (2008), and during this time she spent three months as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada (2006). Her postdoctoral research has been conducted at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (2008-2011) and University of Melbourne (2009) in Australia. She was a Swiss National Science Foundation Visiting Fellow at the Bern Children’s Hospital (2011) in Switzerland, and a Department of Neuroscience Research Fellow at the Karolinska Institute (2011-2013) in Sweden.
Dr Spencer-Smith’s research aims to understand and improve the development of children’s cognitive and academic functions. Her research has two main themes:
Dr Spencer-Smith is involved in neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies and randomised trials of cognitive training methods. She collaborates with colleagues at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
Honours And Distinctions
- 2011-2013 – Department of Neuroscience Research Fellow, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
- 2011 – Visiting Research Fellow, Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland
- 2011 – Health Fellow, Harold Mitchell Foundation, Australia
- 2009 – Skilled Development Award, Victoria Neurotrauma Initiative, Australia
- 2008 – Brainwave Travelling Scholarship, Royal Children’s Hospital, Australia
- 2007 – Travel Scholarship, International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes
- 2006 – Postgraduate Overseas Research Experience Scholarship, University of Melbourne, Australi
- 2005-2007 – Postgraduate Health Research Scholarship, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia