Felicity Leslie

Clinical Neuropsychologist MClinNeuro MAPS FCCN

Felicity Leslie is the Director and Principal Neuropsychologist for Neural Networks Neuropsychology. She has practice endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology and is an approved Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. Felicity graduated the top of her cohort and received the Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence. She also holds membership with the Australian Psychological Society and is a fellow of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. 

 

Felicity has over 9 years of clinical experience conducting complex neuropsychological assessments across both inpatient and community settings for clients with a range of disorders, including those with acquired brain injury, neurological and neurodegenerative conditions as well as psychiatric disorders.

 

Felicity also has extensive clinical and research experience in differential dementia diagnostics, with a specialist interest in early onset dementia, such as Frontotemporal dementia and associated conditions (e.g. motor neurone disease). Felicity’s experience involves conducting neuropsychological assessment to assist with dementia diagnosis, treatment and management as well as developing and validating new cognitive tools to assist with more reliable and accurate assessment and diagnosis.

Publications

2018

Foxe, D., Elan E., Burrell, J.R., Leslie, F., Devenney, E., et al. (2018). Intrafamilial phenotypic variability in the C9or72 gene expansion: 2 case studies. Frontiers in Psychology. 9:1615. 

 

2016   

Kamminga, J., Leslie, F., Hsieh, S., Caga J., Mioshi, E., et al. (2016). Syntactic comprehension deficits across the FTD-ALS continuum. Neurobiology of Aging, 41:11-8.

2015

Leslie, F., Foxe, D., Daveson, N., Flannagan, E., Hodges, J.R., et al. (2015). The FRONTIER Executive Screen: A brief executive battery to differentiate frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 87:831-5.

 

De Silva, D., Hsieh, S., Caga, J., Leslie, F., Kiernan, M.C., Hodges, J.R., Mioshi, E., Burrell JR. (2015). Motor function and behaviour across the ALS-FTD spectrum. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 133:367-72.

 

Hsieh, S., Caga, J., Leslie, F., Shibata, M., Daveson, N. et al. (2015). Cognitive and behavioural symptoms in ALSFTD: detection, differentiation and progression. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology. 29:3-10.

 

Leslie, F., Hsieh, S., Caga, J., Savage, S.A, Mioshi, E., Hornberger, M., Kiernan, M.C., Hodges J.R., Burrell, J.R. (2015). Semantic Deficits in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Frontotemporal Degeneration, 16(1-2), 46-53.

2014   

Leslie, F., Hsieh, S., Caga, J., Mioshi, E., Hornberger, M., Kiernan, M.C., Hodges J.R., Burrell, J.R. (2014). More than just dysarthria: Language dysfunction in motor neuron disease. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21 (11).

Po, K., Leslie, F., Gracia, N.J., Bartley, L., Kwok, J.B.J., Halliday, G.M., et al. (2014). Heritability In Frontotemporal Dementia: More Missing Pieces? Neurology, 261(11), 2170-7.

 

Hsieh, S., McGrory., Leslie, F., Dawson, R.G.N., Ahmed, S., Butler, C., et al. (2014). The Mini-Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination: A new assessment tool for dementia. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 39(1-2), 1-11.

2013

Mioshi, E., Foxe, D., Leslie, F., Savage. S., Hsieh, S., Miller, L., et al. (2013). The Impact of Dementia Severity on Caregiver Burden in Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer Disease. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders, 27(1), 68-73.

 

Savage, S., Hsieh, S., Leslie, F., Foxe, D., Piguet, O., & Hodges, R. J. (2013). Distinguishing subtypes in primary progressive aphasia: application of the Sydney language battery. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 35 (3-4), 208-18.

2012

Hsieh, S., Foxe, D., Leslie, F., Savage, S, Piguet, O., & Hodges, H.R. (2012). Grief and joy: Emotion word comprehension in the dementias. Neuropsychology, 26(5): 624-30.

2011

Weickert, T. W., Leslie, F., Rushby, J. A., Hodges, J. R., & Hornberger, M. (2011). Probabilistic association learning in frontotemporal dementia and schizophrenia. Cortex. 49(1), 101-6.

2009

Henry, J. D., Thompson, C., Ruffman, T., Leslie, F., Withall, A., Sachdev, P., & Brodaty, H. (2009). Threat perception in mild cognitive impairment and early dementia. Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 64(5), 603-607.