Dr Lonie is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist with twenty years of experience in the assessment, management & research of cognitive dysfunction in adults and older adults. Over this time period Dr Lonie has provided assessments and reports for in excess of 3,500 patients, in matters of early and differential dementia diagnosis, testamentary capacity, guardianship disputes, financial management orders, capacity to instruct, give evidence or appoint/revoke powers of attorney. Dr Lonie has substantial experience in court appearance for the purposes of provision of expert opinion relating to matters of legal capacity.
She is author of over twenty peer reviewed articles in the areas of dementia and capacity, (the most recent paper appearing in the Australian Bar Review), and maintains a special interest in provision of medico-legal opinion in matters relating to legal capacity. She speaks regularly on the topics of neuropsychology, cognitive impairment, dementia and capacity at legal and medical symposia and has undertaken recent engagements with NSW Law Society, STEP, AGAC, BenchTV, BBC Radio 4, UNSW CLE & Legalwise.
Dr Lonie is a member of the Australian and British Psychological Societies and their respective specialist Neuropsychology practice divisions. She holds Honors, Clinical Masters and PhD qualifications in the field of neuropsychology. She is one of five SIRA appointed dispute resolution service providers in the field of clinical neuropsychology and is an Expert Reviewer for the Health Care Complaints Commission. She is an Honorary Associate Member of the Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Sciences & Macquarie University Psychology Department. Dr Lonie consults for clinical and medico-legal purposes from Royal North Shore Hospital and rooms in North Sydney and Mosman.