About

Dr. Jane Lonie is a Sydney based Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 16 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.
  • Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance claims.
  • Legal assessment of testamentary capacity (contemporaneous and retrospective).
  • Guardianship application reports.
  • Financial management application reports.
  • Assessment of capacity to grant Power of Attorney.
  • 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 suffering (or suspected to suffer) from brain related disorders such as:

  • Dementia.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Focal Lobar Atrophies (Primary Progressive Aphasia, Semantic Dementia, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Frontal Lobe Dementias).
  • Stroke.
  • Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Vascular Dementia.
  • Early Onset Dementia.
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
  • Traumatic Brain Injury / Head Injury.
  • Neurosurgical conditions (tumours, cysts, AVMs, aneurysms).

Experience
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.

In addition to working in a private consulting capacity, Dr. Lonie is an honorary associate of Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Sciences (MACCS) and Macquarie University Psychology Department.

Dr Lonie Consults in North Sydney at the Wellview Clinic. 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.

Medico-Legal Experience
Dr Lonie has experience in assessment, report writing and court appearance for the purposes of provision of expert opinion relating to;

  • Testamentary capacity (prospective and retrospective).
  • Capacity to make or change a will.
  • Capacity to stand trial.
  • Capacity to appoint a Power of Attorney.
  • Capacity to consent to medical treatment.
  • Capacity to make decisions regarding living arrangements.
  • Financial management.
  • Fitness to return to, or continue to work.

Dr Lonie is author of a numerous peer reviewed journal articles and abstracts 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 member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Neuropsychology. 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).