Prof Ann B. Edwards Summary Curriculum Vitae

PROFESSOR ANN B. EDWARDS, PH.D:  SUMMARY CURRICULUM VITAE

            PUBLICATION NAME: A.B. SHUTTLEWORTH-EDWARDS (formerly Shuttleworth-Jordan)      

CURRENT POSITIONS (2010- present): 

Emeritus Professor, and working Professor on research contract in association with the Psychology Department, Rhodes University; Co-Director, National Sports Concussion Initiative (NSCI); Clinical Psychologist in medico-legal private practice.

RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS:

1980:      Psychology Honours with distinction (UCT); 1984: M. Sc Clin Psych cum laude (UCT).

1997:      PhD in Psychology (Rhodes University). Supervisor Professor Paul Satz, Chief Neuropsychologist, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (subsequently retired).

1984 -    Present:  Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council.

1987 -     Present: Full Member of the South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association (SACNA). (Credentialed through the grandperson provision in November 1987).

RELEVANT HONOURS

1980    J.G. Taylor Prize for outstanding research in Psychology

1995    One-year fellowship in traumatic brain injury, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

2006    Rhodes University Women of the Year Award for outstanding achievement as a Senior Researcher

2009- on-going:  Rated scientist with the National Research Foundation (NRF).

APPOINTMENTS

1984-1990            Clinical Psychologist/Lecturer, Department of Neurosurgery, Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town 

1990-1993            Senior Lecturer; Deputy Director, Rhodes Psychology Clinic (from January 1993), Department of Psychology, Rhodes University

1993 - 2004          Director, Rhodes Psychology Clinic; Director of Clinical Masters Training

1997 - 2006          Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Rhodes University

2003 – Present     Director:  National Sports Concussion Initiative (NSCI)

2006 – 2009         Full Professor, Department of Psychology, Rhodes University

Main teaching and supervisory portfolio throughout professional career: Psychological assessment including neuropsychological and forensic assessment at Honours, Masters and at the PhD level. Specialist training in the neuropsychological assessment of mild traumatic brain injury.

KEY SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP/ COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT

1992-Present        International Neuropsychological Society (INS). Full Member.

1989-1993            South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association (SACNA).  Executive Committee Member as Western Cape and subsequently Eastern Cape representative.

1997- Present        South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association (SACNA). Executive Committee Member.  

2006- 2013           PsySSA Forensic and Neuropsychology Division.  Executive Committee Member.

2007-2012            Neuropsychology Division Scientific Committee, 2012 International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town. Chair.

RESEARCH PROJECTS IN PROGRESS

1992 - on-going:  The study of age and culturally relevant normative data on Wechsler IQ tests and commonly employed neuropsychological tests, in the South African context.

1995  - on-going:  Mild neurocognitive dysfunction in normal aging.

1996 - on going: Neuropsychological investigation into the cumulative effects of mild head injury in Rugby Union, initially in association with Sports Scientist Professor Tim Noakes, Former Director, MRC/UCT Exercise and Research Unit, and Neuropsychologist Professor Mark Lovell, Former Director of the Sports Medicine Concussion Programme at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA.

THESES SUPERVIZED; PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS AND REVIEWS; PRACTICE

I have supervised multiple clinical masters theses, many being awarded with distinction.  I have supervised five PhD theses on concussion brain injury at the school and professional levels.  I have published extensively in peer reviewed journals, and present workshops and symposiums on sports concussion and cross-cultural assessment, nationally and internationally. I regularly review manuscripts for peer reviewed journals on an ad hoc basis, as well as being on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, and the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  I have conducted a part-time medico-legal practice for the past 30 years, with a focus on MVA head injury assessment for compensation purposes. I have initiated sports concussion management programmes using a computer-based neurocognitive screening test (ImPACT Inc. USA), that are currently operating in South Africa at the school, university and professional levels.

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