Jenni Ogden, PhD

Jenni Ogden

Jenni Ogden holds a PhD in psychology, further postgraduate qualifications in clinical psychology and neuropsychology, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

In the mid-1980s, during a postdoctoral research fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she had the opportunity to work with the world's most studied neurological case, the amnesiac HM; the man with no memory. As a university professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, for 22 years she taught clinical psychology and neuropsychology, supervised numerous postgraduate theses, and carried out research on a wide range of neuropsychological disorders, publishing 60 research papers.

She also practiced as a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist in acute neurosurgical and neurology wards and rehabilitation centers. The author of the popular text, Fractured Minds: A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology, and a book for the general reader, Trouble In Mind: Stories from a Neuropsychologist's Casebook, published in  February, 2012, she now lives with her husband on a remote island off the coast of New Zealand, enjoys her five grandchildren, travels extensively, and writes non-fiction, and fiction with a psychological or medical theme.

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Read "Just a Few Hard Knocks on the Head: The Concussion Conundrum," a chapter from her book Trouble in Mind.