Dr. Grahame Simpson



Associate Professor and Director



Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Group, Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research, Liverpool Sydney Australia.



Grahame has academic appointments with the School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University and the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research, University of Sydney. He also has a clinical position as Social Worker-Clinical Specialist at the Liverpool Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit. He has 30 years experience as a practitioner and clinical researcher in the field of traumatic brain injury.


He is recognised internationally for his work in conducting epidemiological, clinical, psychometric, intervention and translation-based research in suicide prevention, positive sexual adjustment, the community-based management of challenging behaviours and family resilience in the field of traumatic brain injury.


He is Co-Editor of Brain Impairment, the official journal of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment, and sits on the editorial boards for the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and Australian Social Work.  He is convenor of the National Research Committee for the Australian Association of Social Work.



Along with Patti Simonson, Grahame is co-founding convenor of the International Network of Social Workers in Acquired Brain Injury. He is responsible for producing the biannual Progress Reports and chairing the INSWABI Executive Committee.


He has also been active in a number of the projects that INSWABI have conducted (e.g., the Family Outcome Measure, The Children’s Resource List, the systematic review of Social Work authored papers from 1970-2014).


He has also coordinated the INSWABI participation in the International Conferences on Social Work in Health and Mental Health held in Hong Kong (2006), Dublin (2010), Los Angeles (2013) and Singapore (2016).