Jenni Ogden Ph.D.

Jenni Ogden, Ph.D.

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. She is 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 by OUP in 2012 in the US and by Scribe in 2013 in Australia. Jenni 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. Her debut novel, A Drop in the Ocean, will be published by She Writes Press in May, 2016. Subscribe to her monthly e-newsletter; visit her Author website and blog; or listen to an interview as she talks about her patients on Australian National Radio program, All In The Mind. 

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Trouble in Mind

A neuropsychologist and writer discusses the brain and its mind, recounts stories of courageous people whose behaviors, emotions and thinking processes become disordered following brain damage, and recommends non-fiction books and novels with a psychological or medical theme.

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