Dr Melissa Hughes

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Forensic Psychologist & Psychologist
Maroubra, NSW


Dr Melissa Hughes is a highly experienced Clinical Neuropsychologist and Forensic Psychologist who has worked internationally and interstate in clinical roles in non-government, health and mental health settings whilst concurrently employed in academic research positions.

Dr Hughes applies strong skills in the assessment (cognitive, forensic, and psychological) of clients with complex histories, including multiple brain trauma, forensic and substance issues, and associated difficulties including mood and personality and has extensive experience assessing individuals from a wide range of industries including government, non-government, hospitals, prisons and community.  Dr Hughes provides high quality, impartial expert opinion and medicolegal reports and has experience acting as an expert witness in NSW courts and tribunals.

Trained in AMA4 guidelines for the assessment of permanent impairment, Dr Hughes has been appointed to the SIRA Authorised Health Practitioner Panel.

Specific industry expertise includes:

  • Motor Vehicle
  • Capacity Assessments
  • Government
  • Non-Government
  • Prisons
  • Hospitals

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