About Us

At Memory Matters our team of highly skilled neuropsychologists have between 5 and 20 years’ experience in the provision of high quality neuropsychology services. We strive to provide the highest standard of care and aim to support clients to achieve independence, social integration, and a better quality of life.

Dr. Carla Thompson

Senior Neuropsychologist/Practice Principal

Dr. Carla Thompson obtained her qualifications as a Neuropsychologist at The University of Melbourne in 1998. After working as a neuropsychologist in public and private hospital settings she moved into full-time private practice in 2005 and founded Memory Matters in 2009.
Carla has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of dementia, psychiatry disorders, stroke and other acquired brain injuries. She also has expertise in supporting people with traumatic brain injuries to get the most out of their rehabilitation and achieve independence. Carla also feels strongly about supporting families of people with brain injuries.

Michelle Talbot

Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist

Michelle has worked as a Clinical Neuropsychologist for the past 20 years. Much of this time has been spent working in rehabilitation settings assisting individuals during the recovery phase following trauma (closed head injury/ stroke).
Michelle has extensive experience working with both children and adults having worked in paediatric settings and aged care. She is passionate about maintaining and maximising clients’ independence and has extensive experience in the development of rehabilitation programs that concentrate on utilising compensatory strategies.

Dr. Kathryn Dedda

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr Kathryn Dedda completed her doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology at La Trobe University in 2006. She has worked extensively in rehabilitation setting where she has developed her expertise in the assessment of cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes post acquired brain injury, as well as helping clients and their families adjust to changes in life circumstances.
Kathryn has experience in one-on-one therapy, as well as working with couples, families, and groups. She uses a range of therapeutic techniques with a particular interest in mindfulness and believes strongly in experience-dependent neuroplasticity and helping clients to use their thoughts and experiences to change their brain for the better.

Dr. Simone Bassi

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr Simone Bassi completed her Doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology in 2003. She has a special interest in rehabilitation as well as paediatrics. Simone has over 10 years experience providing neuropsychological assessment and treatment to children with developmental disorders and acquired brain injuries. With both children and adults, she enjoys using assessments to identify individuals’ strengths and weaknesses, for diagnostic clarification, and the development of effective treatment plans. She enjoys working closely with the individual, their family, and their support teams to help manage cognitive-behavioural concerns. She also provides counselling and support to help individuals and their families adjust to and manage these changes.

Dr. Josie Sinni

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Josie completed her doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology at La Trobe University. She has worked as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in various rehabilitation settings including the Victorian Rehabilitation Centre, Dandenong Hospital, the Kingston Centre, and Epworth Rehabilitation.
Josie has extensive experience in undertaking assessments to characterise cognition, emotional, and behavioural functioning post brain injury, diagnostic assessments, assessments to comment on return to previous activities, and assessments of decision-making capacity (e.g., in relation to financial matters and/or guardianship). She also has considerable experience in providing treatment interventions for clients with traumatic brain injuries.
Josie is passionate about assisting people with brain injuries and their families to understand and manage changes in functioning post brain injury in order to maximise quality of life.

Tamara Joyce

Administration Manager

Tamara joined the Memory Matters team in 2013 as administration and business manager. Tamara has extensive experience as a business analyst for a number of high profile companies and brings to Memory Matters a wealth of knowledge and expertise in marketing and building company profiles. Tamara also ensures our office runs smoothly and is responsible for all office operations including IT, finances and administration processes.