Dr. Jane Lonie is a Sydney based Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 20 years of experience in specialist neuropsychological assessment.
She offers private consultations to patients at the request of patients themselves, carers, referring clinicians and legal practitioners.
Throughout her long career, Dr Lonie’s service to patients, their families and referrers has been characterised by expertise and empathy.
Dr Lonie provides the following services:
- Comprehensive cognitive assessment.
- Early diagnosis / cognitive monitoring.
- Differential diagnosis.
- Normal ageing vs. Dementia assessment.
- Family counselling and management in dementia.
- Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance claims.
- Medical Negligence.
- Legal assessment of testamentary capacity (contemporaneous and retrospective).
- Guardianship application reports.
- Financial management application reports.
- Assessment of capacity to grant / revoke Power of Attorney or Guardian.
- Medico-legal reporting.
- Expert witness services.
- Return to work assessment.
- Assessment for disability support pension.
- Treatment recommendations.
- Rehabilitation strategies.
These services are offered to ‘adult’ and ‘older adult’ individuals with known or suspected brain related disorders such as:
- Alzheimer’s Disease.
- Focal Lobar Atrophies (Primary Progressive Aphasia, Semantic Dementia, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Frontal Lobe Dementias).
- Parkinson’s Disease.
- Vascular Dementia.
- Early Onset Dementia.
- Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
- Traumatic Brain Injury / Head Injury.
- Neurosurgical conditions (tumours, cysts, AVMs, aneurysms).
Dr. Lonie completed an undergraduate psychology honours degree and a Clinical Neuropsychology Masters degree at Macquarie University in 1999. She moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, shortly after, where she worked as a Clinical Neuropsychologist for over 10 years, initially within the Lothian Memory Treatment Clinic and latterly at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
Within this capacity Dr. Lonie provided specialist early and differential diagnostic assessment services to adult and older adult patients with cognitive impairment and lecture input to a number of under- and post-graduate Psychology and Psychiatry courses affiliated with the University of Edinburgh.
In 2010 She completed a PhD with the University of Edinburgh’s Department of Psychiatry, investigating neurocognitive markers of early and pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr Lonie Consults in North Sydney at the Wellview Clinic and from rooms in St Leonard’s. Home visits can also be arranged.
During her career, Dr Lonie has provided specialist Neuropsychological assessments and reports for in excess of 3,500 patients.
She is a regular provider of medical evidence in matters of legal capacity to The Supreme Court of NSW and NCAT.
Dr Lonie has experience in assessment, report writing and court appearance for the purposes of provision of expert opinion relating to;
- Testamentary capacity (contemporaneous and retrospective).
- Capacity to provide legal instruction.
- Capacity in criminal matters.
- Capacity to give evidence.
- Capacity to appoint or revoke a Power of Attorney or Guardian.
- Guardianship disputes.
- Capacity to consent to medical treatment.
- Capacity to make decisions regarding living arrangements and support needs.
- Financial management capacity.
- Fitness to return to, or continue to work.
- TPD insurance claims.
- Medical Negligence.
- DSP claims.
- NDIS applications.
Dr Lonie is author of a numerous peer reviewed journal articles and abstracts (most recently within the Law Society Journal of NSW 2022; Australian Bar Review 2017; Journal of Law and Psychiatry and Elder Law Review 2019) and retains a keen and active interest in neuropsychological assessment and dementia research.
She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN) and a full practitioner fellow member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Neuropsychology (DoN). She has completed specialist training in the Assessment of Capacity and reporting and provision of expert Medico-Legal opinion in Capacity with The Australian Centre for Capacity and Ethics and the Prevention of Exploitation of People with Disabilities (ACCEPD). Dr Lonie has completed training in the Assessment of Permanent Impairment with the Motor Accidents Authority (MAA) and is an Expert Reviewer for the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC). She has completed training in the provision of expert witness services with UNSW. Dr Lonie is a member of the academic division of The Society for Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP).