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Dr Ilana Hepner

BA Macq, MClinNeuropsych/PhD Macq.

Ilana Hepner

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Phone : +61 2 9382 3728
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External Address

The Neuropsychiatric Institute
The University of New South Wales


I came to MACCS in March 2002 as a student of the combined PhD/Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology programme. I currently work as a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Prince of Wales Hospital and also in the private sector. In terms of research, I have held a number of research officer roles at Macquarie University, The University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales and I have been involved in postdoctoral research at the University of New South Wales, collaborating with A/Prof Mark Williams, MACCS. I have acted as reviewer for various national and international journals and also as referee for the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia in 2010. Most recently, I have been working as a research consultant with Dr Laurie Miller, RPAH, investigating predictors of carer distress.

Recent External Appointments

  • Secretary, NSW Section of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. (2010 - 2013)

External Memberships

  • Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.
  • Registered Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia Area of endorsement: Neuropsychology
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
  • Member International Society of Behavioural Neuroscience

Selected Publications


  • Campbell, J., Hepner, I., & Miller, L.A. (2014). The influence of age and sex on memory for a familiar environment. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 40, 1-8.
  • Terpening, Z., Cordato, N., Hepner, I.J., Lucas, S. & Lindley, R. (2011). Utility of the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination - Revised for the diagnosis of dementia syndromes. Australian Journal on Ageing, 30, 113-118. doi://10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00446.x
  • Hepner, I.J., Mohamed, A., Fulham, M.J., & Miller, L.A. (2007). Topographical, autobiographical and semantic memory in a patient with bilateral mesial temporal and retrosplenial infarction. Neurocase, 13, 97-114.
  • Hepner, I.J., Homewood, J., & Taylor, A.J. (2002). Methadone disrupts performance on the working memory version of the Morris water task. Physiology & Behavior, 76(1), 41-49.

Published Abstracts

  • Hepner, I.J. & Miller, L.A. (2004). Comparing Remote Autobiographical, Semantic and Topographical Memories in a Patient with Bilateral Mesial Temporal Infarctions [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, Abstracts of the 2004 Meeting of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) and the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), 5(Suppl. 1), 25.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Campbell, J., Hepner, I., & Miller, L. (2014, September). Topographical memory in a left temporal lobectomy patient: A single-case study utilising the Sydney City Test of Topographical Memory. Presentation given at the Allied Health Research Forum, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney.
  • Campbell, J., Hepner, I., & Miller, L.A. (2011, November). Exploring age and sex effects on facets of topographical memory. Paper presented at the College of Clinical Neuropsychologist Meeting, Sydney.

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