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, published by She Writes Press in May, 2016, won the Gold Award for best fiction, Australia and NZ, in the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYS), and the Silver Award for Women's Fiction in the 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards. Subscribe to her monthly e-newsletter; visit her Author website and blog; watch her talk on Youtube at the Mind & Its Potential conference 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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