Dr Grahame Simpson

BS(Sydney), MA(Macquarie), PhD(Sydney)

Honorary Senior Lecturer


Phone: +61 2  9351

Fax: +61 2  9351

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Professional biography

Dr Grahame Simpson is Senior Research Fellow, Research Team Leader and Social Worker-Clinical Specialist at the Liverpool Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Liverpool Hospital. Dr Simpson has 25 year’s experience as a social work practitioner and researcher in the area of psychosocial adjustment to traumatic brain injury. He has won international and national awards for his research, with 35 publications in peer review journals and over $5.8 million in research funding. He is Associate Editor of the journal Brain Impairment and member of two Editorial Boards (Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Australian Social Work). He is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Social Work, member of the National Research Committee of the Australian Association of Social Workers and co-founder of the International Network for Social Workers in Acquired Brain Injury. He is currently co-authoring a book on Neurodisability and Suicide. He has an honorary appointment at the University of Sydney as Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Professional and community roles

  • Research Team Leader/Senior Social Worker, NSW Health, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Liverpool Hospital